People in Islam
Week 8-2: Ingrid Mattson; Professor, Activist, former President of ISNA
Asalaamu alaikum!Please meet sister Ingrid Mattson, a Canadian convert who has become a leader in the American and Canadian Muslim communities by advocating for the Ummah in teaching what Islam really is to non-Muslims, and engaging in interfaith studies.Born in Ontario, Ingrid came into Islam while studying art in France and soon found herself in Pakistan where she worked to aid refugees from Afghanistan suffering from the war with Russia.When she returned home from Pakistan she pursued Islamic Studies in Chicago and in 2001 was elected vice-president of the Islamic Society of North America, she was the first convert not only to hold the position of vice-president, but in 2006 she became president of the organization. She has also advised the Public Broadcasting System on it’s documentary of the Prophet Muhammad (SAW) titled “Muhammad: The Legacy of a Prophet”. In her time she has given non-Muslims the chance to set aside their prejudices and see Islam for what it really is, a beautiful religion.[If you click the picture of Ingrid Mattson, you will be lead to her discussing the important role women have played in Islam. If you click “Muhammad: The Legacy of a Prophet”, you will be lead to a Youtube playlist of the documentary. Enjoy!]

People in Islam

Week 8-2: Ingrid Mattson; Professor, Activist, former President of ISNA

Asalaamu alaikum!

Please meet sister Ingrid Mattson, a Canadian convert who has become a leader in the American and Canadian Muslim communities by advocating for the Ummah in teaching what Islam really is to non-Muslims, and engaging in interfaith studies.

Born in Ontario, Ingrid came into Islam while studying art in France and soon found herself in Pakistan where she worked to aid refugees from Afghanistan suffering from the war with Russia.

When she returned home from Pakistan she pursued Islamic Studies in Chicago and in 2001 was elected vice-president of the Islamic Society of North America, she was the first convert not only to hold the position of vice-president, but in 2006 she became president of the organization. She has also advised the Public Broadcasting System on it’s documentary of the Prophet Muhammad (SAW) titled “Muhammad: The Legacy of a Prophet”. In her time she has given non-Muslims the chance to set aside their prejudices and see Islam for what it really is, a beautiful religion.

[If you click the picture of Ingrid Mattson, you will be lead to her discussing the important role women have played in Islam. If you click “Muhammad: The Legacy of a Prophet”, you will be lead to a Youtube playlist of the documentary. Enjoy!]

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