This lecture will explore several dimensions of the relationship between Judaism and Islam. It will discuss their respective scriptures, rituals and the history of their interaction. The lecture will also examine how the two religious traditions can interact and engage in contemporary times.
Professor Liyakat Takim is the Sharjah Chair in Global Islam at McMaster University. A native of Zanzibar, Tanzania, he is the author of two books and one hundred scholarly works, and has presented at more than eighty academic conferences, on diverse topics like reformation in the Islamic world, the treatment of women in Islamic law, Islam in America, dialogue in post-911 America, war and peace in the Islamic tradition, among other topics. Professor Takim is currently working on his third book, Ijtihad and Reformation in Islam, teaches courses on Islam comparative religions and is actively engaged in dialogue with different faith communities.