with Samir Bitar
linguist, historian, professor at The University of Montana
Life in Muslim societies is an intersection of religious, social, cultural, and political realities. For one to develop a well-rounded understanding of Muslims, their perspectives, and their aspirations, one must look at all the dimensions of Muslim life. For that purpose, literature can provide a valuable lens through which to view Muslim societies. Bitar uses literature, film, and other resources to familiarize audiences with the religion of Islam and the heritage of Islamic civilizations around the globe.