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Near East Collection: Visit to NEC

Visit to NEC by a high religious dignitaries from Syria

Accompanied by Prof. Ibrahim Abu Rabi'

New Haven, CT, USA   May 6, 2008


On May 6, 2008, a high religious dignitaries from Syria visit to the Near East Collection at Sterling Memorial Library, accompanied by Prof. Ibrahim Abu Rabi'.


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Left to right:
Prof. Ibrahim M. Abu-Rabi' (Prof. of Islamic Studies at Hartford Seminary), Dr. Husam Al-Din Farfour (Prof. of Comparative Islamic Law & Modern Thought at al-Fath al-Islami Institute), Mr. Simon Samoeil (Curator of the Near East Collection, Yale University Library), Dr. Abdul-Fattah Al-Bizem (Mufti of Damascus), Dr. Abdul-Nabi Isstaif (General Director, the Syrian General Organization of Books), Dr. Andrew D. Saperstein (Associate Director, Reconciliation Program, Yale Center for Faith and Culture, Yale University Divinity School).

Photo taken at the Arabic Islamic Reading Room, Sterling Memorial Library, Yale University Library. New Haven, CT.