About this Blog:
The ninth century Muslim Spain – al-Andalusia – is a historic instance worth following. It was a center of learning and a beacon to the rest of the known world that attracted the most brilliant and learned scholars from all walks of life. In its capital, Cordoba, Muslims of different persuasions held open dialogs, not only among themselves but engaged Christian, Jewish and many other religious scholars. This rich, open and free exchange of ideas paved the way for Reformation and Renaissance later in Europe. This forum is a minuscule attempt to resuscitate that golden age of Islamic thought.
About the Author:
Gohar Mukhtar, the author and mediator of this blog, is a software engineer by trade and works for the Federal Government. His interests are diverse, ranging from Philosophy, History and World Religions to Physics, Information Technology and German Shepherd dogs. Gohar holds a rational approach to religious inquiry and invites others to do the same. Below is a list of his educational credentials in reverse chronological order.
PhD Software Engineering – Enterprise Architecture (cont.)
MS Information Systems
MA History (Islam)
Graduate Certificate (Christian-Muslim Understanding) (cont.)
MA Social and Religious Studies (Islamic Studies)
Diploma (Software Engineering)
BA (Economics, History)
Gohar lives in Northern Virginia with his beautiful wife and two very smart daughters, 9 and 12.