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Memorial Service for Dr. Ibrahim Abu-Rabi?

Hartford Seminary held a memorial service for Dr. Ibrahim Abu-Rabi?, an expert on contemporary Muslim thought, who died suddenly of a heart attack on July 2 while attending a conference in Amman, Jordan. He had been an esteemed Professor of Islamic Studies and Christian-Muslim Relations at Hartford Seminary from 1991 to 2008. The service included remembrance of a colleague and friend, testimonials, story-telling, readings, music and prayer.

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President Heidi Hadsell with Sami Shamma, a student

Liz Aaronsohn with Ali Antar and M. Saleem Bajwa, who spoke about their long friendship with Dr. Abu-Rabi'.

Bilar Ansari, a graduate, offered the opening prayer.

Hazza Abu-Rabi',  Dr. Abu'Rabi's brother

The Rev. Joseph Pace, long-time chair of the Macdonald Center Advisory Council, presided.

Former Dean Efrain Agosto

Abdullah Antepli, a graduate

Abdullah Antepli with Professor Yehezkel Landau and Hazza Abu-Rabi'

Colleen Keyes, a student

M. Saleem Bajwa, former trustee

Former Dean Ian Markham

Listening are Abdullah Antepli and Trustees Fatma Antar and Reza Mansoor

Norton Mezvinsky, a colleague

Reza Mansoor speaks with Professor Yahya Michot

Professor Mahmoud Ayoub

Former Deans Ian Markham, Bill McKinney and Efrain Agosto

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