Pluralism Project Co-Sponsors “Muslim Women’s Religious Literacy” Panel at Harvard Divinity School


Sunday, October 2, 2011 (All day)


Cambridge, MA, USA
On October 2, 2011 the Pluralism Project co-sponsored “Muslim Women’s Religious Literacy: The Legacy of Nana Asma’u in the Twenty-First Century and Beyond," a panel discussion at Harvard Divinity School in honor of his Eminence the Sultan of Sokoto’s visit to campus. The Sultan is the religious leader of one of the largest Muslim communities in Africa. Nana Asma’u, a great aunt of the Sultan, was one of the most important Muslim women scholars and educators in nineteenth-century Africa, as well as a poet. Panelists included:
  • Beverly Mack, Director of the University of Kansas African Studies Center
  • Ousseina Alidou, Director of the African Studies Center, Rutgers University
  • Zainab Alwani, Howard University and Fiqh Council of North America
  • Mohamed Elsanousi, Director of Outreach, Islamic Society of North America
  • His Eminence Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III, the Sultan of Sokoto
The event was hosted by Harvard Divinity School’s Women’s Studies in Religion Program. Click here for video from this event.