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The Sound Narrative: The Preservation of the Quran in Sunni Islam

July 30, 2022 @ 10:00 am 1:30 pm

Join Dr. Ali Ataie to learn about the amazing textual history – from revelation to preservation (via both mass memorization and written recording) of the Holy Qur’an, a Book that God has assured its authenticity until the end of time

Saturday, July 30 | 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. | MCC Conference Room or watch virtually at https://mcceastbay.org/live

Questions? events@mcceastbay.org

Sponsored by San Ramon Valley Islamic Center (SRVIC) and MCC East Bay.

The Holy Qur’an is the Divine speech of Allah revealed to the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ through the angel Jibrīl (Gabriel). Its preservation has been assured by God.

Ustadh Ali Ataie is a perennial student and researcher who has been involved in interfaith activities for over two decades. He holds a Masters in biblical studies with a focus on New Testament and biblical languages. He also holds a Ph.D. in cultural and historical studies in religion from the Graduate Theological Union. His doctoral work focused on Muslim hermeneutics of biblical texts, especially the Gospel of John. He lives in San Ramon, CA with his wife Roya and three daughters. Learn more about him at https://zaytuna.edu/academics/faculty/ali-ataie

Sidi Ali Ataie studied various Islamic sciences with local San Francisco Bay Area scholars. He is a graduate of the Badr Arabic Language Institute in Hadramawt, Yemen, and studied at the prestigious Dar al-Mustafa, also in Hadramawt, under some of the most eminent scholars in the world. He holds a Master’s Degree in Biblical Studies from the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley (Oct. 2011), with an emphasis upon the New Testament (he is the first Muslim seminarian in the over 150-year history of the school to earn this degree).

He is certified in Arabic, Hebrew, and Biblical Greek, and is fluent in Farsi. He also holds a Ph.D. in Islamic Biblical Hermeneutics from the Graduate Theological Union (Oct. 2016) and is a professor of Arabic, Qur’an, and Comparative Theologies at Zaytuna College, the first accredited Muslim College in North America. Education: M.A., Biblical Studies, Graduate Theological Union; Ph.D. Islamic Biblical Hermeneutics, Graduate Theological Union.


July 30, 2022
10:00 am – 1:30 pm
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Muslim Community Center – East Bay
(925) 485-1786
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5724 W Las Positas Blvd #300
Pleasanton, CA 94588 United States
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