SPARC Opening Receptions and PRISM GBM
Wed. 6-8 | Class of ’49 Auditorium
Come see the new religious space and connect with other religious groups on campus and the chaplain’s office. Chaz will be speaking and food will be served.
Islamic Discovery Series: VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Sept. 12-26 | Campus-wide
Insha Allah, the MSA has a lot of exciting events coming up for the two-week Islamic Discovery Series. But we are going to need YOUR HELP! IF you are interested in volunteering, donating, or helping out for an event, please go to https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1tfonrWFr8_eh4l2TxmQ45vDrWOuIYBJr-pCTRt_edb0/viewform?usp=send_form
Events are listed below:
#EPTalks Presents: Islam & Evolution – Dr. Yasir Qadhi
Sept. 12 | 7-9 pm | Bodek Lounge
FREE ADMISSION: Dr. Yasir Qadhi is in Philadelphia to analyze the theory of evolution from scientific and theological perspectives. The first of three Philadelphia #EPTalks. Part of UPenn’s Islam Discovery Week – You must register to attend.
Islamic Cultural Food Lounge
Sept. 15 | 7 pm | Bodek Lounge
To kick off the Islamic Discovery Series, the Muslim Students Association, along with PASA, BSA, PPS and PennWorld, invites you to experience (free!) foods of different cultures with Muslim populations from around the world.
Sept. 18 | 8-9:30 pm | JMHH F45
Interested in discussing and learning about other religions? Come join the Penn MSA for Speed Faithing, part of our Islamic Discovery Series.
Participants will be “speed dating” to answer questions about how they view religion and faith. Everyone will have a chance to speak their say in a stress-free environment.
People of all religious beliefs and backgrounds are invited! Refreshments will be served. Hope to see you there!
Dialogue Under Abraham’s Tent (DAT)
Sept. 16|6:30-8 pm | TBA
DAT is back, and our first dialogue dinner will be in a few weeks on Tuesday, September 16th, from 6:30-8pm. This time our dialogue topic is “Chosenness and Universality in Scripture.” So if you ever wondered about God choosing certain groups of people (or a certain group, or certain individuals) and giving them special privileges and responsibilities, or about whether God does this in the first place (and is it/would it be just, and what is/would be its purpose), or asked why/how you can be a Christian or Muslim no matter what you’re ethnically (including aliens?), or about… or if you’re just interested in free kosher food, come and join us.
Hope to see you there!
Jummah will be held on the 2nd floor of Houston Hall in Platt Rehearsal Room. Khutba starts at 1:15pm and inshallah prayer will end at 2pm.
Returning to Al-Bustan’s Roots at Morris Arboretum
Sept. 20 | All day | Morris Arboretum
We are thrilled to return to Morris Arboretum where Al-Bustan Camp started back in July 2002. In fact, it was Morris Arboretum’s beautiful gardens that inspired the name Al-Bustan (Arabic for “the garden”). Join us as we literally return to our roots in celebration of Arab heritage.Guests will enjoy music and hands-on activities in traditional Arabic art: geometric pattern-making with Al-Bustan Teaching Artist Tremain Smith and Arabic calligraphy. Tours highlighting trees in the Arboretum’s collection that originate from Arab countries will be offered throughout the day.
Alternate Jummah survey
We understand that our set Jummah time of 1:15 pm is not convenient for everybody. If this time is not ideal for you, please fill out the following survey to indicate your preferred time and help us keep count of how many people cannot benefit from the current services.