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Featured Event: The Spiritual Significance of Jihad in Islamic Economics

  • April 4, 2013 at 4:30 pm

Research Hall, Room 163

What is the spiritual significance of jihad? What does this have to do with Islamic economics? Why do they matter? This discussion examines the need for a new economic paradigm in light of the current environmental crisis.

Dr. Waleed El-Ansary is University Chair in Islamic Studies at Xavier University, where he teaches courses on comparative religion, Islamic studies, and religion and science. He holds a Ph.D. in Islamic and Religious Studies from George Washington University and M.A. in Economics from the University of Maryland. His research focuses on the intersection of religion, science, and economics. He has authored numerous publications, including "Islamic Environmental Economics and the Three Dimensions of Islam" in his co-edited volume Muslim and Christian Understanding: Theory and Application of A Common Word.

Ezzat Shehadeh, eshehade@gmu.edu