I'll be giving a talk at Manhattan College's Holocaust, Genocide, and Interfaith Education Center on Thursday, 1 April 2021 at 7PM ET. This is a link to the event. You can register here.

The first seven lines of the Qur’an, known as al-Fatiha, are possibly the most frequently recited verses of the Qur’an. This talk explores the importance of these lines in the lives of Muslims, incorporating calligraphy, theology, music, and theology. Prophet Muhammad said that all of the knowledge of the Qur’an is found in these verses. The ways in which Muslims have explored the depths of al-Fatiha allows us to have a glimpse at the breadth of Muslim devotional life.