Islam and Peace: Misconceptions and Traditions

“Ask in order to understand, and do not ask in order to find fault.”

Imam Ali, fourth caliph and son-in-law of the Prophet Mohamad.

As the Middle East – a region that is overwhelmingly majority Muslim – continues to be mired in turmoil, these tensions seem to have spilled over into the United States. Terrorist groups such as ISIS and Al-Qaeda continue to commit atrocities in the name of Islam, negatively altering perceptions of mainstream Muslims. This has led to increased Islamophobia manifesting itself in the form of a spate of attacks against Muslim-Americans. At the root of this issue is a lack of understanding caused by misconceptions about Islam. Join us on Monday April 6th at 6:30pm at the Harper Woods High School as we explore this and a range of related topics.

Hassan Abdallah

About 3rd Sider Hassan Abdallah

I am a third year student in Wayne State University's Master of Arts in Dispute Resolution Program. I earned my Bachelor of Arts in Communication from the University of Michigan-Dearborn, and will pursue a PhD in Communication from Wayne State University beginning this Fall. As a Muslim-American of Lebanese decent growing up in West Detroit, my interest in dispute resolution began at an early age. I've applied this interest working in the Real Estate industry since 2003, where resolving conflict is not only a daily occurrence, but a prerequisite for success.


Hassan Abdallah

About Hassan Abdallah

I am a third year student in Wayne State University's Master of Arts in Dispute Resolution Program. I earned my Bachelor of Arts in Communication from the University of Michigan-Dearborn, and will pursue a PhD in Communication from Wayne State University beginning this Fall. As a Muslim-American of Lebanese decent growing up in West Detroit, my interest in dispute resolution began at an early age. I've applied this interest working in the Real Estate industry since 2003, where resolving conflict is not only a daily occurrence, but a prerequisite for success.