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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato

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Islamic Awareness Week

Muslim Students' Association to Host Islamic Awareness Week at Minnesota State Mankato

2008-03-25

“Understanding Islam” is the theme of Minnesota State Mankato’s Islamic Awareness Week, hosted by the Muslim Students Association from Monday, March 31 through Thursday, April 3.

World-renowned speakers during the week will include Sheik Khalid Yasin and Imam Siraj Wahaj. All events are slated for Centennial Student Union and are free and open to students, faculty, staff and the public.

Sheik Khalid Yasin, born in New York City, has spent the past 15 years addressing misconceptions about Islam and Muslims, lecturing in nearly 40 countries. He will speak at Minnesota State Mankato Tuesday, April 1 at 6 p.m. in the Centennial Student Union Ballroom on “The Purpose in Life.”

Islamic Awareness Week was started in 1994 by the Islamic Society of Britain. It is intended to raise awareness and remove misconceptions about Islam and to reduce the suspicion, discrimination, racism and violence that sometimes result. The event is an opportunity for members of the campus community to meet people of different cultures, eat traditional food and oppose “Islamophobia.”

The week is also sponsored by the Ethnic Funding Committee, Women’s Center, International Students’ Association and the Student Allocations and Funding Committee.

Those who want more information should contact Abdulfatah Ali at (507) 213-4492, or abdulfatah.ali@mnsu.edu.

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