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Behind the hijab

Over 30 people attended
Muslim women speak about misconceptions
March 14, 2016

The topic of religion can be a touchy subject to some. UA senior Israa Eddeb hosted an event called Veiled Conversation to teach students about Islam and clear any misconceptions they might have. This...

Muslim speaker visits UA

Yusuf Estes spoke to an audience of over 800 people at Quaker Square.
March 16, 2015

The University of Akron’s Muslim Students Association presented a lecture by renowned preacher, Yusuf Estes. This event was held on Thursday, March 12 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Almost 800 people from...

No food for the soul

Verses from the holy Quran, the sacred book of Muslims.
July 23, 2014

It’s 3:43 a.m. and I’m piling as much food into my stomach as I possibly can. I guzzle down a bottle of water as I try almost unsuccessfully to keep my heavy eyelids open. I contemplate making a peanut...

Islamophobia: Don’t let it happen to you

September 25, 2012

Written by: Zaina Salem “Mommy, what’s wrong with her head?” Pointing directly at my best friend, who wears a headscarf, was a confused and curious little boy. As the boy’s mother tried unsuccessfully...

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