Muslim students in New Jersey’s Seton Hall University hosted Islamic Awareness Week this week to foster interfaith unity and encourage the university’s community to come together, The Setonian reported.
“I’m so honored that we have an opportunity to hold such a week because it is important to continue to educate students, faculty and administration about a faith that is prevalent among many students on campus,” said Roba Hassan, a sophomore double major in early childhood special education and social behavior science, with a minor in Psychology and the secretary of Muslim Student Association (MSA).
“The Ask a Muslim: Dawah Table event aims to spread knowledge and answer any small or large questions students may have,” Hassan said as she described events held throughout the week.
“We’ll also be holding a bake sale to raise funds for MSA and a large portion will go towards charity.”
“For Love in Islam,” Hassan said, “Dr. Shaakira Abdul Razzaq has taken the time to study about how love is portrayed in Islam and how we can go about achieving different levels of love the way Allah has suggested.”
The Hijabathon event includes invited students to try and wear the hijab for the day while in the evening, a panel will be held to discuss the “beauty of hijab as both a garment and concept,” Hassan said.
Finally, for “United Jummah,” the MSA is hosting their weekly Jummah prayers but for IAW are inviting students across campus to join.