A Day in Cairo: Sights and Sounds

Cairo’s Bab Zuwayla

In this presentation you will spend a day with Prof. Mohammad Khalil of Michigan State University. Along the way you’ll encounter some of the fascinating sights and sounds of the Egyptian capital and learn about their historical significance. From the call to prayer to the music of Um Kulthum and from the Nile River to the modern scenes of New Cairo, this is a voyage you won’t want to miss!





Mohammad Hassan Khalil is an associate professor of Religious Studies, an adjunct professor of Law, and Director of the Muslim Studies Program. Before returning to his hometown of East Lansing, Michigan, he was an assistant professor of Religion and visiting professor of Law at the University of Illinois. He specializes in Islamic thought and is author of Islam and the Fate of Others: The Salvation Question (Oxford University Press, 2012) and Jihad, Radicalism, and the New Atheism (Cambridge University Press, 2017); and editor of Between Heaven and Hell: Islam, Salvation, and the Fate of Others (Oxford University Press, 2013). He has presented papers at various national and international conferences, and has published peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters on various topics, from early Islamic historiography to bioethics.

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