Dialogues on Race and Religion: Threading My Prayer Rug: One Woman’s Journey from Pakistani Muslim to American Muslim

MONDAY, MARCH 20, 2017
7 PM – 8:30 PM

Join author Sabeeha Rehman as she discusses her book, Threading My Prayer Rug, a richly textured reflection on what it is to be a Muslim in America today. The book was chosen by Booklist as one of the Top 10 Religion and Spirituality Books of 2016.

Ms. Rehman came to the United States from Pakistan in 1971. When her sons were school-age, she went back to school to get her Masters in Healthcare Administration and began her 25-year career as a hospital executive. Her career spanned hospitals in New York, New Jersey, and Saudi Arabia. Raising Muslim children in the absence of a Muslim community was a daunting challenge so in the early 1980s, she began the work of establishing a Muslim community on Staten Island, which culminated in the building of a mosque. She has spent the last several decades in engaging in interfaith dialogue with faith communities. She volunteered as the Director of Interfaith Programs at the American Society for Muslim Advancement and served as the Chief Operating Officer at The Cordoba Initiative, a multi-faith organization dedicated to building bridges between Muslims and the West.

For more information, contact Steven Lee at or 212.316.7483.

This event will take place in Cathedral House in the middle of the Cathedral's Close. Attendees should enter the Close via the driveway just south of the Cathedral's main entrance at 112th Street, check in at the security booth on the right, and proceed to Cathedral House. You can download a map of the Close here.