The University of the Virgin Islands Center for the Study of Spirituality and Professionalism, in collaboration with St. Thomas’ Masjid Nur Muslim community, will present “Muslim Origins in the Caribbean,” a lecture by Sheik Abdullah Hakim Quick.
His book, “Deeper Roots: Muslims in the Caribbean before Columbus to the Present,” is an attempt to dispel some of the misconceptions about Islamic history in the Caribbean and the world. He will cover historical perspectives of Islam in the world and the impact on our lives here in the Caribbean.
Quick is a traveling lecturer, historian and author who champions busting myths and misinformation and has visited 61 countries. He has served as imam in Cape Town, South Africa; Toronto; and Los Angeles.
As part of his visit to the Virgin Islands, three lectures are open to the public:
· 1 to 1:40 p.m. Thursday at the Nur Islamic Center on St. Thomas.
· 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the UVI Administration and Conference Center, first-floor conference room, on the St. Thomas campus and via video conferencing in the Great Hall on the St. Croix campus.
· 3 to 6:30 p.m. Friday at the New Masjid Property behind the Lockhart Elementary School on St. Thomas.
For more information, contact the office of the president at 340-693-1003 or at http://csap.uvi.edu.