The Macdonald Exhibition at Hartford Seminary’s library has been extended through Aug. 20. Visit between 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday until Aug. 4 and Monday through Friday from Aug. 5 through Aug. 20.
Dr. Issam Saliba, a specialist in Islamic law and the law of Middle Eastern and North African Countries at the Library of Congress, visited the Macdonald Exhibition at Hartford Seminary on Friday, June 14th. Dr. Saliba met with Prof. Yahya Michot, the creator of the Macdonald Exhibition and the recent Macdonald Conference, to discuss the exhibit materials that represent Macdonald?s prodigious scholarship in Middle Eastern languages (Arabic and Hebrew) and culture. In addition, the exhibit documents Macdonald?s belief in the importance of interfaith dialogue and includes extensive memorabilia from his travels to the Middle East, especially Egypt. Macdonald was a professor at Hartford Seminary from 1892 to 1932. One of Macdonald?s areas of scholarship was Islamic law, a specialty he shares with Dr. Saliba. (photo l-r: Prof. Michot and Dr. Saliba)
Dr. Saliba and Prof. Michot were joined by Hartford Seminary Board member Abubaker Al Shingieti, who is also Executive Director of the International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT), the lead sponsor of the Macdonald Exhibition. IIIT (and its Fairfax Institute) are also collaborative partners with Hartford Seminary in a number of other projects, including a unique Graduate Certificate in Imam and Muslim Community Leadership, a program designed to offer structured education in the American context for Muslim leaders, Imams and counselors . For further information on the program, click here.