Harnessing the spiritual insight and mindfulness of Ramadan into serving humanity will be the focus of a special edition of the Education City Speaker Series, as the platform welcomes a leading thinker and researcher on the Muslim world.

Dalia Mogahed
Dalia Mogahed

Institute for Social Policy and Understanding (ISPU) Research Director Dalia Mogahed conducts research into the challenges and opportunities facing American Muslims. She is the guest speaker for the online event this Monday, 18 April, titled Ramadan: Channeling Spiritual Energy into Social Justice.

The talk will explore how the holy month can be more than a spiritual exercise, providing people with the tools and the mindset to overcome social challenges and invigorating efforts to help others through the reflection that it allows. The discussion will be moderated by Sulaiman Bah, the Community Engagement and Outreach Coordinator at Minaretein (Education City Mosque). The online audience will have the opportunity to put their questions to Mogahed following the discussion.

In her role at ISPU, Mogahed – who is also the CEO of Mogahed Consulting – has led pioneering research and thought leadership programmes concerning American Muslims. During her time as Executive Director of the Gallup Center for Muslim Studies, she steered analysis of surveys of Muslim communities throughout the world. In 2009, she was appointed to the Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships by then President Barack Obama.

Experts and thought leaders

The Education City Speaker Series hosts experts and thought-leaders from Qatar, the region and from around the world to discuss global trends and topics. These discussions have touched on topics that ranged from the COVID-19 pandemic and the future of education, to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ and the occupation of Palestine.

In 2021, over 105,000 people worldwide viewed the online editions of the Education City Speaker Series. This reflects the commitment of Qatar Foundation to provide opportunities for dialogue and discourse and broaden understanding about the world and current issues through sharing of perspectives and knowledge.

The upcoming discussion can be viewed on Microsoft Teams and available in Arabic, English, French, Spanish, and Italian subtitles. Viewers can also watch the discussion on Qatar Foundation’s YouTube, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter channels.

To register for the free event, visit qf.org.qa.

For more Ramadan activities and events, please check out this link.

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