Islam: A Faith of Unity
Islamic Cultural Celebration 2021
The teachings of Islam highlight the importance of unity. Islam encourages mutual understanding, respect, and love among Muslims and non-Muslims. Islam unites individuals of all walks of life together regardless of race, ethnicity, and gender to support one another. The Prophet Muhammad (SAW) said, “Verily, the believers are like a structure, each part strengthening the other” [Al-Bukhari]. Similarly, to the human body where each organ carries out a different function, yet, if one organ fails, the entire body aches and becomes restless. Please join the Muslim Student Association and the James Farmer Multicultural Center in celebrating unity across communities.
Islamic Cultural Celebration Kickoff
Monday, April 5 | 12:00 Noon | Front of Lee Hall
Join MSA as they kick off the weekly celebration on Ball Circle featuring a cultural display, music, and appetizers originating from predominantly Muslim countries. We will be giving away red roses to help spread love and faith to all. Come and chat with the club members to learn about the events for the rest of the week!
Islamic Cultural Celebration Kickoff Dinner*
Monday, April 5 | 5:00 pm | Dining Services, University Center, 4th floor
Cost: 1 Meal Swipe; $10.75 Flex; Cash/Credit/Eagle One $12.95
Join us for traditional food from predominantly Muslim countries and listen to a variety of multicultural music. Before you leave, check out the display and receive additional information about upcoming events.
*Note: Service at the Top of the UC is currently all “take-out,” but limited seating by reservation may become available. For details contact Dining@UMW.edu.
The Art of Henna
Tuesday, April 6 | 6:30 pm | Register here for the virtual event.
The art of henna is incorporated in many facets of Islam. It has been around longer than the religion itself and is celebrated by individuals from around the world. Please join MSA as we offer a free henna class, designs and share the history of henna. This program will take place with limited spaces in Chandler Ballroom C and virtually via Zoom. The in-person spaces are available to students on a first-come, first-serve basis. Register here for the in-person event.
Interfaith Harmony Discussion
Wednesday, April 7 | 6:00 pm | Register here for this event
Please join us to participate with UMW faculty, along with community members, as they have a panel discussion on the different Abrahamic religions and the similarities they share with their doctrines on promoting peace, love and acceptance in society. The panelists will provide greater understanding of these religions, how they are practiced in different parts of the world, and their global impact.
Islamic Cultural Celebration Banquet: Ms. Ayesha Noor
Thursday, April 8 | 7 p.m. | Register for the Islamic Cultural Celebration Banquet
Co-sponsored by the Muslim Student Association
Ayesha Noor is extraordinarily active in the Fredericksburg community and has done an immense amount of work on interfaith relations, women’s leadership, and runs her own small business. She has two masters’ degrees in international economics and serves as the Director of Interfaith Relations at a local mosque.
If you have any questions, please email the James Farmer Multicultural Center at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 540-654-1044.