Rahim Nasserziayee – What is Islam? (Nov 12)


The name Islam has its roots in the Arabic word salaam, which means peace or submission, yet some people identify this religion with violence and terrorism.

Despite the fact that more than 1.8 billion people, or 24% of the world’s population, are Muslim, this religion remains an enigma to many in the west.

In his presentation, Rahim Nasserziayee will present an overview of Islam; its history, fundamental principals, population distribution and other aspects. Included is a demonstration of Islamic prayers with the English translation.

Rahim Nasserziayee was born in Kabul Afghanistan in 1941. He is a retired hydraulics engineer, educated in Afghanistan, Iran, the United States and the Netherlands. He has lived in the United States for more than 40 years.

From his youth, Mr. Nasserziayee’s hobby was reading about Islam and Middle East history. He followed this passion and ultimately was selected as a member of the Speakers’ Bureau for the Washington State Commission for the Humanities.  He has presented 25 programs on Islam throughout the State of Washington in churches, colleges, high schools, retirement centers, rotary clubs, etc.

2 PM at the Vashon Presbyterian Church, 17708 Vashon Highway SW, Vashon. This presentation is being co-sponsored by the Puget Sound Zen Center and other island faith groups.