Why should Muslims get engaged in the election process? How can the Muslim vote influence the election outcome? What is the importance of Congress and Senate elections?
Recorded: Sunday, November 1, 2020 | 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time
These are some questions that Dr. Aslam Abdullah and our moderator Kienan Taweel discussed.
Dr. Aslam Abdullah received a Doctorate in Communications from the University of London, England in 1987. Aslam Abdullah is the Editor-in-Chief of Muslim Media Network Inc. that publishes the Muslim Observer. He has served as Director of the Islamic Society of Nevada and Masjid Ibrahim, Las Vegas. Dr. Abdullah has also been the Editor-in-Chief of the Minaret Magazine since 1989. He was an associate editor of The Arabia in the 1980s. He also served as vice-chairman of the Muslim Public Affairs Council. He is Vice President of the American Muslim Council. He is involved in interfaith dialogue and has represented Muslims in several interfaith conferences. He has published several books and more than 600 articles and papers in magazines all over the world. He is based in Southern California and has appeared on several TV and Radio shows. He also serves as the resident scholar at IslamiCity.
Kienan Taweil earned his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from Loyola Marymount University in 2019. During his time as a student, he was Co-Founder and Co-President of LMU’s Muslim Student Association. Prior to his current role as Program Coordinator of Muslim Student Life, he served as a student Program Assistant in the newly established office.
Kienan works to support Muslim students on campus by developing programs that promote diversity, leadership, spiritual and personal development, and community involvement. He organizes weekly Friday Prayer (Jumu`ah) services on campus and regularly engages in interfaith work. Coming from a multi-ethnic and multi-faith family inspires Kienan to promote interfaith dialogue built on understanding and love for our neighbors.