The Muslim Students Association is hosting Islam Awareness Week 2010 on the UW-Madison campus this week. I interviewed the association in September 2009 and it reminded me that religion doesn’t just live in sacred books or buildings but more in people. There is no better way to understand Islam than to get to know its people. If you are in the area, I hope you’ll find some time to go to the events.
Thursday’s event features Prof. Anna Gade, Associate Professor in the Department of Languages and Cultures of Asia and the Religious Studies Program at UW-Madison, and the author of The Qur’an: An Introduction. Coming from New Zealand, she is an expert on the art of Qur’anic recitation, and the guest on our radio show on the topic.
Do these events interest you? Would you like to see any of them expanded on here on Inside Islam? What’s your impression of the Muslim students on this campus or others? Do groups and events like this effectively expand knowledge and familiarity? We would love to hear your comments.