Noor Cultural Centre

The Power of Names

Apr 13th 2017

The Power of Names: Perspectives from Judaism and Islam

Noor is very delighted to offer this very special discussion on the significance of names in two Abrahamic traditions, Judaism and Islam. Please join us for what promises to be a fascinating journey of learning, about similarities and differences, and insights that are afforded into the respective religious traditions.


Mavis Himes, PhD., C. Psych.; author of “The Power of Names”

On Names and Name-changing in Judaism

In the holy books of Judaism, it is written that the name by which a person is called constitutes a person’s soul and vital force. The Bible provides us with a template for the act of naming; in fact, many scholars believe that the act of naming is a repetition of God’s act of creation.

Timothy G. Gianotti, PhD

The Transformative Power of Names in Muslim Scriptural and Spiritual Traditions

“And[God] taught Adam the names — all of them…” (Q2:31)

Date: Thursday April 27, 2017
Time: 7.00 – 9.00pm
Location: Auditorium, Noor Cultural Centre 
Cost: $5