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Mr. Sultan Abdul Hameed
Professor of Atmospheric Sciences
Stony Brook University

Dr. Sultan Abdulhameed is a Professor of atmospheric sciences at Stony Brook University in New York where he is also the Director of the Institute for Terrestrial and Planetary Atmospheres. He has published more than one hundred papers in peer reviewed international scientific journals on atmospheric physics and chemistry.From 1992 to 2000 Sultan Abdulhameed organized classes for adults and children at the Islamic Center of Long Island in Westbury. During this time he also taught interpretation of Hadith to adults. He served as president of the Islamic Center during 1994-1996.From 2000 to the present Sultan Abdulhameed has been teaching at the Muslim Reform Movement Organization in their weekly meetings in Brookeville, New York. His method of teaching the Quran focuses on one aya at a time and replaces the khutba with an interactive discussion with the audience. In the interactive method of learning each person expresses his or her views about insights in the aya being discussed. An interaction between the different views occurs. Everyone gains from the perspectives of others and our ability to live with wisdom increases. His book ‘The Quran and the Life of Excellence.’ was published in 2010 in the United States and its Indonesian translation “Al-Quran untuk Hidupmu” was published in 2012.

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