The Candor

Islamic Awareness Week 2013: A Community Built on Unity

By Kulsum Musani, Staff Writer

Islamic Awareness Week starts by handing out pamphlets explaining why Islam is a religion to be proud of on April 2, 2013
Photo by Becca Flynn

“A Community Built on Unity” is the theme of this year’s Islamic Awareness Week (IAW), consisting of multiple events from April 2nd to April 5th. IAW will demonstrate the concept of different communities built on the idea of unity.

Islam encourages tolerance and a strong community and hopes to build a strong community by having open dialogue and communication between all those who attend. The week is beginning on Tuesday with a panel of students from various religions giving a snapshot of their life in their various faiths. This will be followed by an interfaith dialogue between Christianity and Islam.

The rest of the week will also be geared towards forming and maintaining unity between the various communities in which people play a role. For example, Thursday night will be about Malcolm X, and the lessons an individual can take from his life today.

Friday night will be a culmination of IAW and will focus on Prophet Mohammad (peace be upon him), which will focus on how he developed a sense of community through his leadership and pertaining it today as each person tries to balance their lives within different communities.

All these events are free and open to everyone. Food will be served at all of the events. If anyone has any questions, comments, or suggestions for this year or next year, please email the Muslim Student Association at benumsa@gmail.com.