With the support of Cuesta College’s Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys program, an open house at the Mosque of Nasreen is being held by the Islamic Society of San Luis Obispo County and the Muslim Students Association at Cal Poly. The purpose of the Open House is to provide the public with the opportunity to learn more about the teachings and practice of Islam, expose people to the Islamic place of worship, meet local Muslim community members and tour the mosque.

The event will take place San Luis Obispo on Saturday May 18, 2013, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. There will be two “Islam 101” presentations held in the main prayer hall at 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. There will also be a presentation addressing Islam’s perspective on violence and terrorism at 1:00 p.m. Question and answer sessions will follow each presentation, and tours of the mosque will be offered before and after the presentations. Refreshments and Islamic literature will also be available.

Developed by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association, and based on the advice of scholars, librarians, and other public programming experts, the Muslim Journeys program is intended to address both the need and the desire of the American public for trustworthy and accessible resources about Muslim beliefs and practices and the cultural heritage associated with Islamic civilizations. 

For further information about the event, contact:

Naiyerah Kolkailah: (805) 550-5917, naiyerah@gmail.com
Mahsa Motavvef (661) 607-7346, mmotavve@calpoly.edu

 

 


Lauren Milbourne / (805) 546-3108 / Email: Lauren_milbourne@cuesta.edu / Posted 5/15/13