Throughout the legal history of the world, there have been different types of lawmaking, influenced and molded by beliefs that societies hold valuable - from the English common law system, to the modern constitutional legal system. Sharia law, based on the ethical and legal principles of Islamic morality, has held a great deal of talk in the news. There are rumors of its dangers, what it says about women, and how it affects Americans. But what do you know about Sharia law?
For our first Think Tank presentation, Cellar Door Books welcomes Fauzia Rizvi and Yousuf Bhagani, the co-founders of For the People and leaders in the Muslim communities of the Inland Empire. They will be discussing Sharia law, what it is, from where it comes, and where we go from here. There will be time for a Q&A as well, so bring your open mind, your curiosity, and your concerns.
Fauzia Rizvi is currently the General Secretary of the Islamic Scoiety of Corona-Norco (ISCN) and is the first female to be elected into the executive board of ISCN in 26 years, as well as the co-founder of the For the People Political Action Committee. By profession she is a softwar developer and currently employed as an IT Manager at Hydranautics, one of the largest Water Desalination plants in California. She was also a speaker at the Women's March in Riverside.
Yousuf Bhagani is a small business owner and entrepreneur. He is the founder of For the People's PAC and currently serves as the General Secretary of MONA. He is a former president of ISCN, and has spoken at different venues against Islamaphobia and to encourage civic engagement in the Muslim community. He is also Vice Chair for the ISCN Interfaith Association, working with different faith groups to bridge gaps between communities and solve issues like homlessness and refugee resettlement.