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Rabia Terri Harris Biography

Coordinator of the Muslim Peace Fellowship
Con to the question "Should the Death Penalty Be Legal?"

“It is a far more serious error of Islamic ethics to demand a human death in circumstances when there are doubts about guilt or innocence, where the bereaved are not consulted about their wishes, and when the penalty is selectively applied based on the pernicious fantasy that some lives have more value than others.

Islamic law, and Islamic taqwa, demand that we dissent from such a travesty of justice.”

“Islam and the Death Penalty,” (accessed July 28, 2008)

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Founder-Coordinator, Muslim Peace Fellowship, 1994-present
  • Former Editor, Fellowship of Reconciliation website
  • Senior Member, Jerrahi Order of America
  • Graduate Certificate, Islamic Chaplaincy, Hartford Seminary
  • MA, Middle Eastern Languages & Cultures, Columbia University
  • BA, Religion Studies, Princeton University
  • Muslim since 1978