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 26-30th oct 09: UC Berkeley : Islam in America

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Assalamou aleikoum wa rahmatoullah wa barakatou

Experience Islam Week 2009
Oct. 26-30th "Islam in America"
Host: Muslim Student Association
Type: Causes - Rally
Network: Global
Start Time: Monday, 26 October 2009 at 00:00
End Time: Friday, 30 October 2009 at 23:55
Location: UC Berkeley


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Description - Dear students, teachers, colleagues, leaders, and engaged citizens of UC Berkeley and the Bay Area,


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Being a leader and engaged citizen means to see other cultures and religions with an open mind and learning the truth of their traditions. Cal is holding 'Experience Islam Week' and the events are extremely valuable. We can learn about Islam in an open manner and more importantly, take some time to 'experience' some key elements of the Islamic tradition during this fun-filled, active, unique week!

Hope you can make it to any of the events :D Learning isn't restricted to a classroom and can be achieved through interaction + experience too!

*Check us out on Sproul all week too- you'll see the MSA table and Muslims all week displaying poetry/Islamic art, free English translations of the Qur'an, and getting free Arabic calligraphy of your name or Henna designs!*

*Please invite your friends and family, everyone is welcome, regardless of race, religion, gender, political views, etc.*


**EXPERIENCE ISLAM WEEK 2009**
October 26-30, 2009 @ Cal!


Monday 10/26: Islam in America (Dr. Hatem Bazian)-Tan Oak Room, MLK.
7:00-10:00pm.


Is there a clash of civilizations between 'Islam and the West'?

In a post-9/11 world, how have Muslims situated themselves in America? Who are the Muslims living in America and where do their loyalties lie? Jihad? Warfare? Hostility? Are Islam and America mutually exclusive or is there a harmony between them? ...Will the real American Muslims please stand up, please stand up? Dr. Hatem Bazian, a distinguished professor at UC Berkeley, will engage the attendees with such thought-provoking topics and leave the audience with satisfied answers but moreover, a thirst to learn more about this topic of Islam in America.

Tuesday 10/27: "Who is God?" ( Ustadh Yusha Evans)

Who is God, how can we know Him and what is our relationship with Him? How is the Islamic belief in God unique and how can we be so sure about this compared to other faiths, scientific theories, belief systems and ideologies? Why and how does a proper belief in God shape one's certainty about their purpose in life and their role to serve God and humanity?

One of the most well-renowned teachers in America, Ustadh Yusha Evans, a former Christian youth minister and avid student of the Bible, will share with us the Muslim belief about God. He will also share his journey to Islam and how his belief of God changed or stayed the same in his quest for knowledge, proof, objectivity, and a faith which would give him inner peace.

Wednesday 10/28 Women in Islam (Sr. Ameena Jandali):
200 Wheeler- 8:00 PM.


One of the most misrepresented and misunderstood issues, we explore the status and role of women in Islam.

Hijab Challenge: wear hijab (Islamic headscarf) for a day and share the experience for a chance at winning $20 gift card. Hijabs will be given out 10-3pm on Tues. & Wed. at the MSA table on Sproul.

Thursday 10/29: Arts and Activism- 60 Evans, 7-10PM

Enjoy the diverse creativity among the Muslim community at Cal and around the world. Program will include artistic exhibitions, drama, poetry, Quran recitations as well as refreshments + an engaging panel about the link between Art and its role in propelling positive Activism in the community.



Come and have a taste of the Friday sermon delivered weekly to Muslims. Share a festive lunch and bond with friendly Muslims at Julie's Healthy Cafe afterward -it's on us! :)

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For more info, please contact board@msa.berkeley.edu
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