Islam Awareness Week 2010: Reflecting On Signs Unveiling the Truth, One Misconception at a Time

In Uncategorized on January 25, 2010 at 12:15 am

UIC is doing a whole week of Islamic awareness and they have some awesome speakers lined up MashaAllah a few Sheiks and known in the community sisters.

Here is what their facebook invite says

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
(In the Name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful)

May the Peace, Mercy and Blessings of God be with You,

We invite you all to join us for a week-long event organized by the UIC Muslim Student Association, to increase awareness of Islamic beliefs, values and practices, amongst students of other faiths.

“And [He] has subjected to you all that is in the heavens and all that is in the earth; it is all as a favour and kindness from Him. Verily, in it are signs for a people who think deeply.” {Al-Jathiyah – 45:13}

This is a wonderful opportunity for you to take part in seminars by well-known Muslim scholars and other speakers from our local Chicagoland area. Hear some amazing life experiences at a Convert Panel, ask questions or have one-on-one student conversations at an information booth! Get FREE tattoos at a henna stand, FREE hot chocolate, FREE food at ALL the lectures, and lots more..! Don’t miss it!

11:00-12:30 Islam 101: Understanding the Basics — AbdulMalik Ryan
1:00-2:30 Shari’ah: Islam’s Solutions to Modern Problems — Azam Hashmi
3:00-4:30 Reforming Character, Reviving the Spirit — Abdulsattar Ahmad

11:00-12:30 Jesus as a Prophet: An Islamic Perspective — Haroon Iftikharuddin
1:00-2:30 Muhammad (saw): Mercy to Mankind — Mufti Hussain Kamani
3:00-4:30 Common Misconceptions and FAQ’s about Islam — Sheikh Kifah Mustapha

11:00-12:30 Scientific Facts in the Qur’an –Sabeel Ahmed
1:00-2:30 Qur’an Recitation and Explanation — Omar Baloch
3:00-4:30 The Afterlife: An Islamic View — Shaykh Yaser Birjas

11:00-12:30 Muslim Women: Their Rights, Roles, & Obligations — Sheikh Yaser Birjas
1:00-2:30 Convert Panel — Brian Becker, Olivia Kompier, Hazel Gomez, Mark Carmin
3:00-4:00 Hijabi for a Day: My Experience Wearing the Headscarf –Kanika Aggarwal, Hazel Gomez

4:30-7:00 Reflecting on Signs: Understanding the World Around Us (Annual Banquet) –Shaykh Hussain AbdulSattar

11:00-3:00 Islamic Art Exhibition
12:00-1:00 Friday Sermon and Prayer 1 — Kamran Riaz
1:00-2:00 Friday Sermon and Prayer 2 — Abdulsattar Ahmed

Please view the attached flier for further details of the program.
For more info, please email


This is something we should all try to get out to InshaAllah. I know I’ll be there InshaAllah


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