Join us to celebrate the debut of Professor Timur Yuskaev’s first book, Speaking Qur’an: An American Scripture (Studies in Comparative Religion).
The book, due out in mid-October, “examines how Muslim Americans have been participating in their country’s cultural, social, religious, and political life.”
According to the publisher, “Essential to this process, [Yuskaev] shows, is how the Qur’an has become an evermore deeply American text that speaks to central issues in the lives of American Muslims through the spoken-word interpretations of Muslim preachers, scholars, and activists.”
About the author
Timur R. Yuskaev is associate professor of contemporary Islam at Hartford Seminary, where he co-edits The Muslim World journal, co-directs the Islamic Chaplaincy Program, and runs the Imam and Muslim Community Leadership Program. He holds a Ph.D. in Religious Studies with specialization in Islamic studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.