Bill Chambers, former Editor-in-Chief of the Chicago Monitor (a CAIR-Chicago news site) is the first graduate student to complete the Islamic Studies Master’s Degree at American Islamic College (AIC). As he is quoted in the AIC announcement: “I was pleased and overwhelmed to have completed the defense of my Master’s thesis – “The Muslim American Fight for Social Justice: From Civil Rights to Black Lives Matter.” It came at the end of months of research and interviews, but was also the culmination of so many important courses I had taken at AIC. From Islam and the West, History of Islamic Civilization, Islam and the African American Experience, Islam and Gender Studies, Quranic Studies, Islamic Ethics and Spirituality, Islamic Political Thought, Prophetic Biography and more – all were courses I drew upon to tell a history and provide an analysis of the Muslim American community that has an untold history of fighting for social justice.”
We congratulate Bill Chambers on his graduation and setting the example as the first to complete this program! Read his piece on Chicago Monitor here.