Muslim Student Association hosts Islam Awareness Week
- Nov. 4, 2012
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The Muslim Student Association wants to teach others about Muslims and the Islamic faith through its Islam Awareness Week on campus, and will host events throughout the week.
“The purpose is to educate people on Islam and Muslims,” said Iesha Kincaid, president of the Muslim Student Association. “There are a lot of stereotypes and misconceptions out there, so we hope to show what Islam is really about and get rid of some of those stereotypes and misconceptions.”
Kincaid said some of the misconceptions of Islam make people think it is nothing more than terrorism, oppression among women, disliking America and the Prophet Muhammad portrayed as a war lord.
The Muslim Student Association has an informational booth in the Kansas Union lobby every day this week from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Each day will feature a different theme table.
The two main events are The Truth About Controversy lecture by Dr. Sabeel Ahmed on Wednesday at 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Woodruff Auditorium of the Kansas Union and the documentary on the life of the Prophet Muhammad on Friday at 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Big 12 room of the Kansas Union.
Specific details on Muslim Awareness Week events and informational tables can be found at calendar.ku.edu.
Topics for Islam Awareness Week information tables, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Kansas Union
- Monday, Nov. 5: Pillars of Islam
- Tuesday, Nov. 6: Women and Headscarf Wednesday, Nov. 7: Misconceptions about Muslims
- Thursday, Nov. 8: Key Figures in Islam
- Friday, Nov. 9: Scientific Contributions from Islam
- Evening Events for Islam Awareness Week
- Monday, Nov. 5 at 7 p.m.: KU Basketball Watch Party in KS Union Traditions Room
- Wednesday, Nov. 7 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.: The Truth About Controversy lecture by Dr. Sabeel Ahmed in KS Union Woodruff Auditorium
- Thursday, Nov. 8 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.: Islam Awareness Week-Quran Recitation Contest in Wescoe Hall 3140
- Friday, Nov. 9 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.: Documentary on the Life of the Prophet Muhammad in KS Union Big 12 Room