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On Being Muslim

Zeyneb Sayilgan

Islam - a religion that nourishes body, heart, mind and soul. Come with me on a spiritual exploration of different aspects of the Islamic tradition. About me: Zeyneb Sayilgan serves as the Muslim Scholar at the Institute for Islamic, Christian and Jewish Studies in Baltimore, MD. She has a Ph.D. in Theological and Religious Studies from Georgetown University, a Master’s degree from Hartford Seminary in Islamic Studies and Christian-Muslim Relations, and a B.A/M.A. in Islamic Studies and Public Law from the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz, Germany. She co-edited The Companion to Said Nursi Studies (2018) and Faithful Neighbors: Christian-Muslim Vision & Practice (2016). Her research centers around Islamic theology and spirituality, Christian-Muslim relations, and the intersection of religion and migration. Her personal experience of growing up in Germany as a child of Kurdish Muslim immigrants from Turkey informs her academic work and engagement in interreligious learning. A further resource that I highly recommend: Exploring Islam: Theology and Spiritual Practice in America by Salih Sayilgan