TEANECK, N.J. -- The first U.S. Muslim liberal arts college invites the public to a Teaneck dinner event to learn how it's working to meet the challenge of extremism.
Knowledge Triumphant, a fundraising dinner event, takes place on Saturday, Sept. 24 at the Teaneck Marriott at Glenpointe and will feature school co-founders Zaid Shakir, Hamza Yusuf and Hatem Bazian.
They will discuss the school's role in helping restore the center of the Islamic tradition and meet the challenge of extremism, from within and outside Islam.
Discussions will focus on,
- countering the rise of exclusivist interpretations of Islam
- pushing back against Islamophobia
- leading civic engagement efforts
"We believe we have a collective responsibility to restore the placement of reason. At this special benefit event, you'll learn about the impact Zaytuna scholars and students are making around the globe," organizers said in a statement.
Registration is 6-7 p.m.; the program starts at 7 p.m. Cost is $100 for individuals and includes dinner. Full tables can also be reserved. Babysitting is available for $25.
Prior to becoming a college, Zaytuna was founded in 1996 as an institute whose mission was to infuse a traditional Islamic education with liberal arts and the humanities.
Teaneck Marriott At Glenpointe is located at 100 Frank W Burr Blvd., Teaneck.