Islamic Cultural Celebration

Islamic Cultural Celebration 2020

Based on the University’s response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, all James Farmer Multicultural Center events until May 15 have been canceled. 

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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 6 | 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 6 | 5:00 pm | Dining Services, University Center, 4th floor
Cost: 1 meal swipe; Cash/Credit/Eagle One $12.50 + tax

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.

The Art of Henna
Tuesday, April 7 | 6:00 pm | University Center, 2nd floor lobby

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 free henna designs and share the history of henna in combination with giving away multicultural bangles and appetizers to our guests.

Interfaith Harmony Discussion
Wednesday, April 8 | 6:00 pm | University Center, Colonnade Room

Please join us to participate with UMW faculty, along with community members, as they have a panel discussion on the portrayal of the Abrahamic religions in the media and its impact on public opinion. Light refreshments will be provided.

Islamic Cultural Celebration Banquet: Ayesha Noor
Thursday, April 9 | 7 p.m. | Chandler Ballroom C, University Center
Co-sponsored by the Muslim Student Association

Ayesha Noor is the Director of Interfaith Relations at the Ahmadiyya Muslim Women’s Association in Virginia.  She is the recipient of 2002 Benazir Bhutto Scholarship for international students to study in the UK where she completed her Masters in international economics.  She has been published in a number of publications including The New York Times, the Washington Post, USA Today, Richmond Times Dispatch, the Independent and several others.  She has been vocal about women rights and empowerment particularly in Muslim communities.  She is the founder of Equal Entrance and lives in Stafford with her husband and 3 children.



If you have any questions, please email the James Farmer Multicultural Center at or call 540-654-1044.