Imam Qutaiba Albluwi is the Muslim chaplain at URI and a senior Ph.D. candidate at the Department of Computer Science and Statistics, a member of the Digital Forensic and Cyber Security Center at URI. His focus is on digital forensics and his dissertation project concerns how to track and disrupt human trafficking on the web. He has spent 15 years studying Quranic interpretation. Imam Albluwi grew up mostly in Dubai, but he has lived in many other countries from Malaysia to Europe. His undergraduate degree was from the UAE, M.Sc in Computer Science from Queens University in Canada and his B.Sc in computer engineering from University of Sharjah at the United Arab Emirates. Concurrently, he studied Islamic law, Quranic exegesis and spirituality under renowned scholars around the globe. He worked in various academic institutions in North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East as a lecturer, education consultant and as a researcher in IT security. He is a member of the URI Chaplains Association, member of the Association of American Muslim Chaplains and serves as the Imam of the Muslim Community Center of Kingston. The community of about 150 Muslim participants comes from about 30 different countries, with many different traditions. The Center offers daily prayer five times a day in gender-segregated spaces. His main service is focused on the themes of education, interfaith dialogue and nonviolence social change.
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Earlier Event: February 24Bible Study
Later Event: February 25"THE REFUGEE CRISIS—WHAT RHODE ISLAND IS DOING TO HELP”