Berkeley Art and Interreligious Pilgrimage Project

Dr. Mahjabeen Dhala

Dr. Mahjabeen Dhala is Associate Professor of Islamic Studies and Director of the Madrasa-Midrasha Program at the Graduate Theological Union. Dr. Dhala’s work focusses on the contributions and challenges of pre-modern Muslim women viz-a-viz Islamic understandings of faith, philosophy, and justice. Having served as spiritual guide on several Muslim pilgrimages, she continues to be passionate about pilgrimage as embodied documentation and commemoration of counter narratives by Muslim minorities and as sites of religious and interreligious encounters with art and material culture.