Coffee and Islam: A Conversation
The Arabic word marqaha describes the euphoric feeling that one experiences when drinking coffee. Join journalist and lecturer in Yale University’s School of Divinity Abdul-Rehman Malik, and Dr. Abbas Barzegar, affiliate faculty at the Lilly School of Philanthropy at Indiana University, for a conversation about the role of coffee in Islamic culture, from its botanical origins in Ethiopia to its nocturnal associations with Sufi mysticism and the ways in which Muslim traders and European thieves turned it into a worldwide commodity—and a social revolution that changed the world.
Dr. Barzegar, who also owns Ebrik Coffee Room and Roastery, will demonstrate how to brew the perfect cup at home using a special blend, Marqaha Moments, developed in conjunction with the exhibition Wondrous Worlds: Art & Islam Through Time & Place.
This event is held in conjunction with the Wondrous Worlds: Art and Islam Through Time and Place exhibition at the Michael C. Carlos Museum at Emory University.
The event is free but you must register on Zoom to attend. Click HERE to register.
This program is made possible in part by Georgia Humanities.