INTRAFAITH Perspectives on Islam


Partnerships & Collaborations

As Houston claims its title as “the most diverse city in the United States,” there is a unique opportunity to understand better the depth and breadth of that diversity, what it portends for our city, and how it reflects contemporary America. In response, Asia Society Texas Center and The Boniuk Center for Religious Tolerance at Rice University present an evening of intrafaith dialogue featuring four imams representing the Ahmadiyya, African-American, Shia, and Sunni traditions of Islam. Together, they will explore topics such as how cultural and generational nuances manifest themselves in various communities; the role of grace, fellowship, and forgiveness in their traditions; and what they most want those outside Islam to know about their faith.



  • Imam Azhar Haneef, Vice President of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community of the United States, Silver Spring, Maryland
  • Imam Wazir Ali, Masjid Warithud-Deen Mohammed and Masjid Al-Qur’an, Houston, Texas
  • Imam Moustafa al-Qazwini, Founding Director of the Islamic Education Center of Orange County, California
  • Imam Zia Shaikh, Islamic Center of Irving, Texas

The conversation will be moderated by Mike Ghouse, Foundation for Pluralism, and is part of the Boniuk Center’s Bridge-Builder Series.



Reception: 6:30 pm
Program: 7:00 pm
Isha prayer space available.


Presented in partnership with The Boniuk Center for Religious Tolerance at Rice University


Event Details

Thu 21 Feb 2013
7 - 9 p.m.
1370 Southmore Blvd. Houston, TX 77004 713.496.9901
No longer accepting reservations. Standby seats will be made available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Add to Calendar 20130222T010000 20130222T030000 UTC Asia Society: INTRAFAITH Perspectives on Islam 1370 Southmore Blvd. Houston, TX 77004 713.496.9901
Planning to attend? Tell your friends on Facebook!