“ ربِّ زِدْنِي عِلْمًا ”
“Rabbi zidni ‘ilmaa”: “O Lord! Advance me in Knowledge”
(Surah 20: Ta Ha: 114)
MOTTO: The motto of The Salaam Network (TSN) is “Striving to Make Our Beloved Community of Louisville Whole.” The word “Salaam” is an Arabic word (“Shalom” in Hebrew) generally translated as “Peace” but it also refers to Wholeness, Safety, and Well-Being.
MISSION: TSN is an educational network which aims at creating harmony and wholeness in a highly diverse and divided city through dissemination of accurate information about those who are seen as “The Other” or as different from us. Islamophobia and other forms of discrimination including racism, sexism, classism, and exclusivism on grounds of religion, ethnicity, culture and political affiliation, have contributed to the growing “us versus them” mentality. TSN’s mission is to build a knowledge-based foundation for an all-inclusive community which is reflected in a video made by its Art Director, celebrating the cultural diversity of Louisville: https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=5h0pG53kY98
Meet our Network
FOUNDER AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
PROFESSOR RIFFAT HASSAN, B. A. Double Honors in English and Philosophy (University of Durham, England), Ph. D on “The Main Philosophical Ideas in the Writings of Muhammad Iqbal, 1877-1938 (University of Durham), Doctor of Humane Letters (Lombard Meadville Theological School,...
MIRZA ASLAM BEG, B. Com (Karachi, University, Pakistan), M. B. A. (Institute of Business Administration, Karachi, Pakistan)
DIRECTOR & COMMUNITY OUTREACH COORDINATOR
DR. DENNIS NEYMAN, B. A. in Interdisciplinary Social Science (University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida), M. A. in Applied Linguistics (University of South Florida), Ph. D. in Special Education (University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa)
REV. DR. JOSEPH BRENNAN, Master of Divinity (St. John’s Seminary, Brighton), Master of Social Work (University of Puerto Rico), Ph. D in Social Work Administration (Catholic University of America, Washington D.C.)