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What Jerusalem Means To Us – The Contents & The Contributors

What Jerusalem Means To Us – The Contents & The Contributors 2020-12-17T08:23:27+00:00

The Contents & The Contributors

Foreword
HRH Prince El Hassan bin Talal, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Royal Institute for Inter-Faith Studies

Preface
Sir Rateb Y. Rabie, KCHS
Founder and President/CEO, Holy Land Christian Ecumenical Foundation (HCEF)

Introduction
Dr. Saliba Sarsar
Chair, HCEF Research & Publication Committee and
Professor of Political Science, Monmouth University
with
Dr. Carole Monica C. Burnett
Co-Chair, HCEF Research & Publication Committee and
Editor of the Church and Fathers of the Church Mediaeval Continuation,
The Catholic University of America Press

1. A Palestinian Perspective on the History of Jerusalem
Dr. Mahdi Abdul Hadi
Founder and Head of the Palestinian Academic Society for
the Study of International Affairs (PASSIA), Jerusalem

2. Al-Quds, Al Mi’raj, and Al-Insan Al-Kamil
Jerusalem’s Contribution to Muslim Civilization
Dr. Ali Qleibo
Author, artist, anthropologist, and ethnographer

3. The Meaning of Jerusalem for Muslims
Dr. Mustafa Abu Sway
Dean of the College of Islamic Studies at Al-Quds University in Jerusalem

4. Muslim Attachment to Jerusalem is Genetic
Dr. Hisham Khatib
Member of Majlis Al-Ayan, the Jordanian Senate

5. What Jerusalem Means to Muslims
Sheikh Maher Assaf
Chaplain of Political Direction in Bethlehem, Palestine

6. The Meaning of Jerusalem Through My Mother’s Memories and My Faith
Dr. Imam Imad-ad-Dean Ahmad
President of the Minaret of Freedom Institute and
Muslim Chaplain at American University.

7. Jerusalem, My Father, and Me
Dr. Azzam S. Elayan
Lecturer in the Department of Chemistry & Physics at Monmouth University,
where he also serves as the Coordinator of General Education and Natural Science

8. Al-Quds: A Quest for Peace and Justice in A Divided City
Dr. Mohammed Abu-Nimer
Professor at the School of International Service at American University
and
Dr. Ilham Nasser
Researcher and educator, focusing on child development and teacher education

9. A Jerusalemite, But With No Access to Jerusalem
Rana Hajjaj
Program manager for Al-Quds Bard College of
Arts and Sciences (AQB) at Bard Annandale

10. Arab American in the Heart of the Holy Land
Lana Shehadeh
A doctoral candidate at Florida International University’s
Department of Politics and International Relations

11. A Palestinian-American Perspective on the Holy City of Jerusalem
Mohamed K. Ghumrawi
A doctoral candidate in International Relations and an Adjunct Professor in
the Department of Politics and International Relations at Florida International University

12. Jerusalem, You Will Be There
Dina Naji
Research Assistant, Center for Sustainable Development, American University of Cairo

About the Contributors

The Holy Land Christian Ecumenical Foundation (HCEF)

The Royal Institute for Inter-Faith Studies (RIIFS)