Professor Walbridge & Students (Indiana University) Visit the IHW
Dr. John Walbridge, a professor from Indiana University with a group of his students studying Near Eastern Cultures and languages participated in the Friday prayer at the Islamic House of Wisdom.
Following the prayer, the professor and the students sat down together for almost a couple of hours asking imam Elahi questions related to the situation in the Middle East in addition to life, experiences, and struggles of Muslim community in America, cultural transitions and mission of IHW.
Imam Elahi answered the questions and clarified the position of Islam and the community regarding Islamophobia. Also discussed- the current conditions in the Middle East, the direction of Muslims in America and emphasis of IHW on outreach, interfaith, education of the public about Islam, serving the community spiritually and socially.
Professor Walbridge thanked imam Elahi and Hajji Jennifer for spending time and sharing information. We appreciate the visit from Dr. Walbridge and his students, it was a wonderful opportunity to engage in an open and serious discussion!