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Muslim Student Association Sponsors “Spotlight on Islam & Muslims”

“Spotlight on Islam and Muslims,” is a weeklong program sponsored by the Creighton University Muslim Student Association Oct. 3-7, in coordination with the Islamic Studies Program at the University of Nebraska at Omaha and the Islamic Speaker Bureau of Nebraska.

Several events and activities will be located on Creighton’s campus, including: Monday, Oct. 3

  • Ethnic Food Sale on the University’s mall at 11:30 a.m. on Oct. 3, and 6.
  • A lecture titled “Getting to Know American Muslims and Their Faith,” with Maisha Liwaru on Oct. 3, at 12 p.m. in the Skutt Student Center. She is the co-author of the Muslim Family Reader which is used as a text book in many Islamic schools in the US and as a cultural guide for Peace Corp volunteers. She is also president of the Heartland Muslim Women's Network.
  •  A presentation of the movie Moozlum  at 6:30 p.m. to 8:45 p.m., at the Skutt Student Center Ballroom.

Tuesday, Oct. 4

  •  Lecture, “Getting to Know Muslims,” at 11:30 a.m., Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom at the Univeristy of Nebraska Omaha, presented by Maisha Liwaru
  • The documentary, Out of Cordoba, will be shown at 6:30 p.m. at the Harper Center ballroom and will be followed by a discussion with director Jacob Bender.

Wednesday, Oct. 5

  •  “Sharia Law: Facts vs. Myths,” presented by Dr. Nimat Barazangi and Naser Alsharif on Oct 5, at 6:30 p.m., in the Harper Center Auditorium.

Thursday, Oct. 6

  •  “Roots of Islam in America!” will be presented by Sharif Liwaru , at 12 p.m. in the Harper Center Auditorium.

Friday, Oct. 7

  •  “What is common among us?” will be a panel discussion that will feature representatives from the Trifaith initiative of Omaha. The discussion will be on Oct from 11:30 – 1:00 p.m., in the Skutt Center ballroom.


Sponsored by the American Institute of Islamic Studies and Culture, Islamic Speakers Bureau (Neb.), Islamic Studies Program (UNO) and Creighton's Kripke Center.

Creighton University is a Jesuit, Catholic university bridging health, law, business and the arts and sciences for a more just world.