LLI: Islam 101

This course covers four main topics: the history of Islam, diverse cultures of Islam, and Islam and the Western World. There will be introductions to the life of the Prophet Muhammad, the development of Islamic law and theology, and the spread of Islam across the Arabian Peninsula. We will also explore the significance of the five pillars of Islam, the diversity of Muslim practices and beliefs, and the role of Islam in different regions of the world. Finally, examination of the historical and contemporary relationships between Islam and the Western world will include issues such as immigration, terrorism, and lslamophobia.

Convener: Mohammad Labadi was born in Jerusalem, Palestine, and moved to the U.S. when he was 19. He graduated from NIU with a bachelor’s degree and earned a master’s in business management from the Keller Graduate School of Business. Mohammad is deeply committed to positively impacting his community and is passionate about volunteering and helping others whenever he can.

Wednesday, October 4, 2023 at 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Holmes Student Center, All sessions meet in HSC Illinois Room.
600 Lucinda Ave, DeKalb, IL 60115

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Community Events

Target Audience

Alumni, General Public






$85 for the entire Fall 2023 term

Center for P-20 Engagement, NIU Continuing and Professional Education, Outreach, Engagement and Regional Development


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