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Dr Ingrid Mattson Glasgow Visit
Location:
Andalus Building, 211 New City Road, Glasgow, G4 9PA - Details
Day/Time:
10:00 - 14:30
Saturday
18th Apr 2015
Event Ended

Andalus in association with IST have the pleasure of having Dr Ingrid Mattson visit us in Glasgow on Saturday 18 April 2015.

She will be delivering a short seminar on understanding the Qur'an from a convert's perspective and following that we will have a conversation with her on variety of different topics.

Understanding the Qur’an – A convert’s perspective
10am start

Session 1 - Approaching the Qur’an for understanding and practice 

Session 2 - Contextualising the Qur’an 

A Conversation with Dr Ingrid Mattson  12.30pm



Teachers

Dr Ingrid Mattson

Dr. Ingrid Mattson is the London and Windsor Community Chair in Islamic Studies at Huron University College at the University of Western Ontario in London, Canada. Formerly, she was professor of Islamic Studies, founder of the Islamic Chaplaincy Program and director of the Macdonald Center for Islamic Studies and Christian-Muslim Relations at Hartford Seminary in Hartford, CT. She earned her Ph.D. in Islamic Studies from the University of Chicago in 1999.

She is the author of The Story of the Qur’an: Its History and Place in Muslim Life, as well as numerous articles exploring the relationship between Islamic law and society, gender and leadership issues in contemporary Muslim communities. From 2006-2010 Dr. Mattson served as President of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA); she previously served two terms as Vice-President.

Dr. Mattson was born in Canada, where she studied Philosophy at the University of Waterloo, Ontario (B.A. ‘87). From 1987-1988 she lived in Pakistan where she developed and implemented a midwife-training program for Afghan refugee women.

Dr. Mattson is frequently consulted by media, government and civic organizations and has served as an expert witness.

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