Professor Wan Mohd Nor Wan Daud will highlight new developments within the regions and discuss Indonesian and Malaysian cultures and traditions.
Gerald Hankerson, CAIR-Chicago’s Outreach Coordinator, and Amina Sharif, the Communications Coordinator, presented to a religion and culture class at Northwestern University on Thursday, April 21. The two discussed the role race and ethnicity play in the American Muslim experience.
Thank you for printing your Sept. 10 article “Survey: Muslims face a lot of bias,” featuring a Pew Research Center study on growing tolerance by Americans toward Muslims. This piece brings awareness to the fact that Muslims all over America have often been victims of discrimination.
I enjoyed reading “Faithfully delicious,” about Yvonne Maffei, a Muslim of Puerto Rican and Sicilian heritage who blogs about halal cooking. The article on Maffei and her husband, who is of Mexican and Italian heritage, reflects the ethnic diversity among American Muslims.
Thank you for printing “Ramadan Reflections,” which features firsthand accounts by Muslim college students celebrating Ramadan in the United States.
What: Interfaith Career & Interest Fair
Where: Northwestern University, Parkes Hall 122
When Zahir Mian’s prayer clock rings to announce the sunset prayer, he politely excuses himself and performs his ritual pre-prayer ablution, unfurls a prayer rug towards Mecca, and prays like any Muslim.
Not all followers of Islam, however, would consider Mian a fellow Musli
Maybe I’m hyper-jaded or have been in this business too long.
But when I learned some of Barack Obama’s volunteers kept Muslim women in “hijab” or the traditional Islamic head scarf from sitting behind the Democratic presidential candidate at a campaign rally last week, my irritation was laced with a yawn.
I was surprised to read in the column by Ray Hanania, “Don’t let violence sabotage efforts toward peace,” that Christians, Muslims and Jews have “never lived together in peace.”
CAIR-Chicago executive director, Ahmed Rehab, discusses the recent successful inclusion of Ramadan along with Christmas and Hanukkah celebrations after opposition from parents at a local public school. Dan Rea and Rehab also discuss how the reasonable accommodation of all cultures and religions is central to American pluralism.
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