How very timely!
The Harvard Islamic Society sent out an announcement about a lecture this weekend: Living in the Modern World: The Maqasid (aims) of the Shari`ah.
Who, pray tell, is giving the lecture? Shaykh Jihad! (No, really! That's him on the right, sitting next to someone who looks a lot like Cat Stevens aka Yusuf Islam.) Here's the lecture details:
"Shaykh Jihad Hashim-Brown has extensive training in the Islamic sciences, as well as a wealth of experience engaging with issues of the modern world. In the public lecture on Saturday, he will offer advice on how to deal with the circumstances of today from an Islamic perspective, be it the portrayal of Islam in the media or everyday life in college. The lecture will be followed by an extensive Q&A session; please bring any and all questions you may have!! During the workshop on Sunday, Shaykh Jihad will provide us with an introduction to the classical text of al-Raghib al-Isfahan, "al-Dhari'ah ila Makarim al-Shari'ah". This text points the way toward defining an Islamic worldview."
"For more information, please see: http://www.bukhari-institute.org"