with Steve Scholl
Americans are asking: Is Islam a religion of peace or violence and Is Muhammad a spiritual teacher on par with Moses, Jesus, and Buddha? Steve Scholl, a non-Muslim scholar of Islam, will provide an overview of Muhammad’s life and also discuss how the great mystical poet Rumi, a dedicated Muslim, preached about the life and message of Muhammad.
Steven Scholl is an independent scholar of Islam and comparative religion. He has lived and traveled extensively in the Middle East after doing his graduate studies in Islamic philosophy and history at McGill University. Steve is the founding publisher of White Cloud Press and is the editor of several books including “The Peace Bible: Words from the Great Traditions” and “Common Era: Best New Writings on Religion.” He writes on religion and culture for newspapers and magazines. His new book is “Muhammad,” co-written with Sam Deeb.
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