Future Students
Current Students
Faculty & Staff

Calendar of Events

Search the Site

Daily News

Weekly Feature

News Releases

Sporting News

Special Bulletins

Daily News Archives

Weekly Feature Archives

The View from Trent

Trent Magazine

Focus Trent

Build 2000

Eighth Annual Islam Awareness Week Begins January 23 at Trent University


Week of Events Free and Open to the Public

Friday, January 20, 2006, Peterborough

The Muslim Student Association at Trent University is proud to announce that the eighth annual Islam Awareness Week, filled with free public film screenings, lectures by prominent Islamic scholars, and an art exhibition, will take place from January 23 to 27 at Gzowski College.

Held every January, Islam Awareness Week (IAW) offers the Trent community and the public a great chance to learn about Islam and ask questions about a religion whose beliefs and practices are discussed, and sometimes misrepresented, in today's mainstream media. In addition, IAW aims to introduce people to the Islamic culture and demonstrate the important role Muslim scientists played in some of the world's great discoveries.

The eighth annual Event will feature a screening of the animated film Muhammad – The Last Prophet, as well as lectures from guest speaker Robert Heft, a discussion by a prominent Trent student, an Arabic and Calligraphy Workshop, and a week-long poster exhibition.

The full schedule of events for the week is as follows:
Monday January 23rd
Screening of Animated Movie: Muhammad -The Last Prophet
Gzowski College, FPHL 117
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Interested in finding out about the life of the prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and a brief history of Islam since the seventh century? Join us for this movie screening.
Tuesday January 24th
Lecture by Robert Heft: Islam in the West
Gzowski College, Room115
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Do you want to learn more about how Islam and Islamic culture is viewed and practiced in the west? Is there actually such thing as "Islam in the West" or "Islam in the East" or is it all the same? Come to the lecture by our guest speaker Robert Heft and find out the answers to these and other related questions you might have.
Wednesday January 25th
Lecture by Robert Heft: Misconceptions about Islam
Gzowski College, FPHL 117
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Is Islam all about what you hear in the media or what you see in its followers? Does "Jihad" actually mean "holy war"? To find the answers to the above questions and much more, join us in a lecture given by our distinguished scholar, Robert Heft.
Thursday January 26th:
"Ten Reasons Why I am Proud to be a Muslim, One Reason Why I am Not"
Discussion by Najim Dost, Trent Student
Gzowski College, Room 105
5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Some may wonder if there are any reasons why someone would actually be proud of calling themselves a "Muslim". Yet, others, mostly Muslims, might be curious what it is that could makes a Muslim not be proud of their history and heritage. To find out what the reasons are, and to engage in an interactive discussion, join Najim Dost, one of Trent University's 4th year students, as she delves into this interesting topic.
Thursday January 26th
Arabic and Calligraphy Workshop
Gzowski College, Room 111
7:00 p.m.
Come and learn the basics of Arabic language, including alphabets and expressions. Also, learn how to write your name in beautiful and artistic Arabic calligraphy.
Monday January 23rd through Thursday January 26th
Poster Exhibition
Wenjack and Gzowski College
Come to see the 40 posters exhibited at Wenjack and Gzowski College about Islam. Browse around or come by and pick up a small pamphlet containing all the information in the posters and read at our own leisure!
All events are free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.


For more information, please contact:
TMSA at trent_msa@yahoo.ca
or visit  www.trentu.ca/tmsa








Return to Trent University Home
Go to Trent University Site Index
A to Z
Maintained by the Communications Office
Last Updated January 23, 2006