Twin Lakes Seminar: “Primer on Islam”
First things first for this program being offered at Twin Lakes later this month by local resident and expert Dr Ahmad Ghais: he does not condone terrorism.
Now that’s out of the way, for those interested in learning more about “Islamist Extremism” you are invited to a seminar on “Primer on Islam.” This leading expert and Lake County resident for many years has presented such information to groups off and on since the tragic events of 9/11. Much has happened since then.
To better understand this evolution, it’s necessary to recall the basics of the religion of Islam, as well as the historic evolution of Islamic and Arabic culture, focusing primarily on interaction with the West. During his discussion Dr. Ghasi will focus on the “Why” in discussing basic questions:
- Abrahamic Monotheism: Judaism, Christianity and Islam
- What is Islam; who is a Muslim?
- Islamic resources: Qur’an, Hadith, Sirah, Sunnah
- Essential duties of Muslims: obligations and prohibitions
- Tolerance and compulsion in Islam
- What is Jihad, Ijtihad
- Women, sex and slavery in Islam
- War of Islamic succession: Shi’sm
- Is Islam the Enemy?
This seminar is free and open to the public. It will be held at the Twin Lakes Schoolhouse starting at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 29. Bring your friends, and learn more about this relevant topic!
About the presenter: Dr. Ahmad Ghais
Ahmad Ghais was born in 1938 and raised in Egypt. He came to America in 1958 to study engineering, but remained to participate in the US and International space programs. He was naturalized a US citizen in 1967. He retired in 1994 from a career centered on the technology and management of satellite telecommunications.
Dr Ghais does not condone terrorism. He does not advocate for any Islamist organization, not the Muslim Brotherhood, Hamas, Jihad, Hizbollah, Al-Qa’ida nor Da’esh (AKA Islamic State, ISIS or ISIL). He intends to avoid delving into American politics to the extent possible, but will definitely not comment on the current election campaign.
Pumpkin Patch Set for Saturday in 6th Street Gym
The annual Pumpkin Patch celebration will be held this Saturday, Oct. 22 in the 6th Street Gym. Now in its 16th year, the Pumpkin Patch has become a Leadville tradition, being passed down as readily as those Halloween costumes!
The Pumpkin Patch organizers are also looking for volunteers to help with this family-friendly celebration of the season! Come and do a long shift yourself, or grab a friend and help out for a few hours for set-up or clean-up!
Contact Kirstin Sparkman for details 970-406-1515.