Event runs until March 8 in the UMC
The second annual Islam Awareness Week events will be held in the UMC, Room 235, March 5-8.
The purpose of Islam Awareness Week is to “address any misunderstandings or misconceptions of the Muslim world,” said Kelly Brewer, a sophomore international affairs major and a Muslim Students Association member.
The four-day event will include an exhibition from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday. The exhibition will have showcases, videos and slide shows. Every evening at 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, the Muslim Students Association will host a panel or will feature a guest speaker.
Monday, there will be a panel of Muslim students that will address any questions students or community members have concerning Islam.
Tuesday night, Dr. Jane “Amar” Biddle Merritt El-Yacoubi will speak. While studying at CU, she converted to Islam and later went on to graduate with a doctorate degree in political science. Her speech is titled “Inspirations of the ‘Mayflower Muslim:’ A Woman’s Quest for truth as a white Anglo-Saxon Muslim.” El-Yacoubi is also a mother of eight, including the President of the Muslim Students Association at CU, sophomore business major Abdallah El-Yacoubi.
Sheikh Jamaal Zarabozo on Wednesday will give a lecture titled, “The miraculous Quran: My path to Islam.” Zarabozo converted to Islam at the age of 16, holds a masters degree in economics and has authored several books pertaining to the Muslim world.
Thursday, Dr. Hamid Mavani will be give a speech titled “The prospect of Sunni-Shi’i Rapprochement.” Mavani is an assistant professor of religion at Claremont Graduate University.
For a complete calendar of events please visit http://www.colorado.edu/StudentGroups/msa/.