The term “Muslim” is used to describe a religion, not a culture. This was one of the many topics highlighted in the Orangerie on May 2 as part of the panel discussion titled “Unveiled and Unimaginable? Uncovering and Discovering the Ways Islam is Lived.”
The discussion, which was moderated by Kenneth Sammond, senior lecturer in the Department of Literature, Language, Writing and Philosophy and associate director of the Honors Program, included four panelists. They were Fakhruddin Ahmed, member of the Islamic Society of New Jersey; Reza Aslan, associate professor of creative writing at University of California, Riverside; Titi Kazeem, member of Jam-e-Masjid Islamic Center in Boonton, N.J.; and Sana Mohayya, junior at Fairleigh Dickinson University.