|Tue, Aug 6|
Muslims in Minnesota: Many Cultures, One CommunityDid you know that millions of Muslims assimilated into the United States between 1600 and 1800? This workshop will cover the history and origins of American Muslims, their life stories, and the positive affects Muslim cultures have had on mainstream American culture over the centuries. This workshop will also cover the history of Muslims in Minnesota and the challenges that modern day Minnesota Muslim families face as they continue to assimilate into American life. This workshop will give you the chance to ask questions of local Muslims and hear authentic narratives of what it means to be a Minnesotan who is Muslim. Please join us as we learn more about our Muslim neighbors!
Women in IslamThis presentation covers Islamic teachings about the different roles of Muslim women in society, including cultural differences. We will talk about common misconceptions regarding Muslim women and explain gender equity in the spiritual, social and economic aspect of life. Muslim women and culture/diversity will also be discussed. The presentation is concluded with examples of Muslim women and their role in history and today.