Tuesday, 13 November 2012

[Morton Grove / Illinois] Muslim Faith and Culture - A Neighborhood Q&A

Muslim Faith and Culture - A Neighborhood Q&A

TO ENCOURAGE CROSS-CULTURAL COMMUNICATION IN MORTON GROVE

An interactive forum introducing Muslim faith and culture will take place Wednesday, November 14, at the Morton Grove Public Library.

Residents from Morton Grove and surrounding communities will have a chance to learn about the Islamic faith and culture from their Muslim neighbors at Morton Grove’s Muslim Community Center, thanks to an upcoming interactive forum called “Muslim Faith and Culture, a Neighborhood Q&A” slated for 7 p.m. on Wednesday, November 14, at the Morton Grove Public Library.

Representatives from the MCC will be on hand to answer questions on everything from “what is the Islamic faith?”, to daily life aspects such as headscarves, holidays and more. Audience members will be invited to submit questions.

The evening’s speakers will include Mr. Habeeb Quadri, president of the MCC Full Time School, who will give a brief introduction to Islam faith. Questions about aspects of Muslim life and and beliefs will be answered by Mr. Omer Mozaffer, a lecturer at University of Chicago in the Asian Classics program, and Ms. Abeer Saleh, a science teacher and department head at the MCC Full Time School.

“Our goal is to improve understanding between people of different faiths and beliefs, many of whom may be neighbors and yet know little about each other,” says Morton Grove Community Relations Commission leader Samina Hussain.

The unique forum will be presented as a cooperative effort between the MCC and the Morton Grove CRC, with the support of the Morton Grove Public Library.

The Morton Grove Public Library is located at 6140 Lincoln Ave., Morton Grove.