MSA hosts 'Dawah Workshop' with Imam Anwar Arafat

Photo by Saira Sikandar Attendees listen as Imam Anwar Arafat explains that anyone can change. University of Memphis's Muslim Student Association hosted Imam Anwar Arafat's "Dawah Workshop" in the University Center Senate Chamber room at the U of M on Jan. 20 to students and community members. Arafat parterned with IERA, or the Islamic Education and Research Academy, for the workshop. He discussed the ways Muslims can better spread dawah to their community and non-Muslims. The workshop involved interactive group discussions and lecturing on common issues in giving dawah and conveying the message of Islam. "The Dawah classs felt like an essential event for all Muslims to have attended because

Reach for Education Dinner fundraises for Palestinian high schoolers

Photo by Fatema Habib Guest speaker talks about the organization. The Reach for Education Dinner began with a beautiful Quran recitation by Evelyn Ladadwah, one of four Palestinian students touring 14 cities to raise awareness and funds for Palestinian high school students. The four students exhibit remarkable drive and commitment to education. The nonprofit organization has funded 294 students in the West Bank, Gaza, Jordan, Syria, and Lebanon. Dr. Walid Mizyed, creator of Reach for Education told the audience that he created this organization because he witnessed hardships faced by his Palestinian colleagues. He was tired of seeing exemplary academic talent wasted due to uncontrollable cir

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