Diwaniya: LEGACY OF A PROPHET
In celebration of Prophet Muhammad's birthday, join the AWARE Center for a presentation and film about his life. Dr. Teresa Lesher will give an overview of Muhammad's early life and focus on his roles as a prophet, human rights activist, educator, philanthropist, feminist, abolitionist, diplomat, commander in chief and head of state. The presentation is followed by the film entitled, "Muhammad, Legacy of a Prophet." This documentary tells the life story of the seventh century prophet who changed world history in 23 years and continues to shape the lives of more than 1.2 billion people. Three years in the making, the film takes viewers not only to ancient Middle Eastern sites where the Prophet's story unfolds, but into the homes, mosques and workplaces of some of America's estimated seven million Muslims to discover the many ways in which they follow the Prophet's example. Dr. Teresa Lesher holds her PhD in Information Science from the UK & is now associate professor at the Kuwait College of Basic Education. She held the position of General Manager of the AWARE Center for three years and returns often to host presentations related to Arab and Islamic culture.