The Muslim Students Association (MSA) will be hosting a variety of events from Monday, November 16 through Wednesday, November 24, to spread awareness about Islam and clear any misconceptions that the general public might have. We invite you to join any of our daily events, and to bring your questions.
The schedule is as follows:
Monday, November 16
Find us on the Bridge in The McCormick Tribune Campus Center (MTCC) from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. distributing free fortune cookies and roses with some facts about Islam.
Tuesday, November 17
Guest speaker Sabeel Ahmed will be holding a discussion from 12:50-1:40 p.m. in the John T. Rettaliata Engineering Center, Room 104 debunking commonly held myths about Islam. Lunch will be served.
Wednesday, November 18
The MSA will be hosting a Bone Marrow Drive from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in The MTCC, and also providing free cookies and hot cocoa.
Thursday, November 19
Try on a headscarf from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in The MTCC on the Bridge.
Friday, November 20
Open Mosque Day: Join us for Friday Prayer at 1 p.m. on the third floor of Farr Hall. The Mosque will be open from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Tuesday, November 24
12:40–1:50 p.m.: Join us in the John T. Rettaliata Engineering Center, Room 104 as guest speaker Sheikh Al-Shinawy goes over the basic beliefs of tenets of Islam in his lecture, titled “Islam 101.” Lunch will be provided.
6–10 p.m.: To end the week, the MSA will be holding a banquet dinner in the Hermann Hall Ballroom featuring Sheikh Al-Shinawy. Dinner will be served.
This event reflects the values expressed in IIT’s Diversity Statement and is intended to promote diversity at Illinois Tech.