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Trent Muslim Students' Association presents Islam Awareness Week

Trent Muslim Students' Association (TMSA) is pleased to present its sixth annual event - Islam Awareness Week (IAW), the second week of February, 2004. The week's events are intended to raise awareness about Islam among the Trent University and Peterborough communities.

In addition to a poster exhibition about the history of Islam, there will be a movie screening and two talks by renowned guest speaker Mr. Carl Sharif El-Tobgui.

Bake Sale & Poster Exhibition
Feb. 9 and 10, 2004
All day at Wenjack Foyer

Movie Screening - Miracles of the Qur'an
Duration: 65 minutes
Mon. Feb. 9, - at 3 p.m. in CC Lecture Hall
Qur'an is the holy book that Muslims believe to be sent from the God to Prophet Mohammad (Peace Be Upon Him), believed to be the last prophet of Allah.

The unique style of the Qur'an, which was revealed 14 centuries ago, and the superior wisdom it represents are definite proof that it is the word of Allah. Additionally, the Qur'an has many miraculous aspects which prove that it is sent by Allah. One of them is that some scientific facts, which we have only been able to discover by the technology of the 20th century, were stated in the Qur'an 1400 years ago.

Talk One by: Carl Sharif El-Tobgui
Basics of Islam
Wed. Feb. 11, 2004 at 3 p.m. in OC - 203

Islam, in the world today, seems to be misunderstood or not understood at all. This would be the best opportunity for everyone to come and learn about the basics of Islam. Besides, the open question and answer session will allow everyone to ask questions about specific issues that were not touched upon in the talk, or were not focused enough.

Come and learn all you want about Islam and ask any questions you have!

Talk Two by: Carl Sharif El-Tobgui
Islam and Science: A Legacy and a Vision
Thurs. Feb. 12, 2004 at 7 p.m. in CC Great Hall

This session will address the relationship between Islam and Science and shows how Islam, a religion, embraces science and how Muslim scholars contributed to developments in science, while staying in their religion.

The following types of questions will be addressed:

Is science possible in a God-centered universe?
Have religious civilizations ever been scientifically productive?
Has modern science limited our comprehension of the natural world?

Posted: February 10, 2004

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