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Keynote Speaker

The keynote speech will begin at 1:00 p.m. at the Rogalski Center on February 5th, 2017.

Islam: The Misunderstood Faith

The religion, Islam, has become an increasingly discussed topic across the nation. It is a subject of major concern amongst the media and often portrayed in a negative light. However, the picture painted of the religion is a distorted one. In this presentation, the common misconceptions of Islam will be debunked.

Imam Saad BaigThis year's keynote speaker will be Imam Saad Baig, who serves as the Director of Religious Affairs at the Islamic Center of the Quad-Cities (ICQC) in Moline, IL. He was raised in the Western suburbs of Chicago. Imam Saad completed his Bachelors of Arts in Religion from Augustana College. In addition, he completed his Divinity studies at the Darul Uloom Zakariyaa Seminary in Johannesburg, South Africa with a concentration in Arabic and Islamic Studies.

Imam Saad is involved in the Quad Cities Interfaith Group since 2009. He is a frequent lecturer at conferences, seminars, and universities throughout the country. He is currently pursuing his Masters in Counseling at Western Illinois University. He resides with his wife and three children in Moline.

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