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Augsburg College recognized for Muslim student organization

Augsburg College was mentioned in the Minneapolis Star Tribune as part of an article about Muslim student associations that boast women in leadership roles.

Augsburg’s Muslim Student Association, led by Muna Mohamed ’16, aims to promote unity among Muslim students and to raise awareness within the Augsburg community about the culture, history, and language of the Muslim community.

To learn more about Augsburg’s Muslim Student Association and similar organizations at other campuses, visit the Star Tribune news site.

Muslim Student Association celebrates Eid-al-Adha

eidThis Friday, the Augsburg Muslim Student Association will celebrate Eid-al-Adha, or the “Festival of Sacrifice,” with a dinner and program. The Augsburg community is invited to attend to learn about this important festival and to celebrate with Augsburg Muslim students.

Eid-al-Adha is an important religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide to commemorate the willingness of Abraham (Ibrahim) to sacrifice his son Ishmael (Isma’il) as an act of obedience to God. Continue reading “Muslim Student Association celebrates Eid-al-Adha”

Islam Awareness Week – March 21-25

islamThis week the Augsburg College Muslim Student Association is holding a series of events to generate awareness of Muslim culture and the Islamic faith. These events are co-sponsored by the Religion Department, Student Government, ASAC, AASA, Residence Life, Campus Ministry, Women¹s Studies.

Below two students share their thoughts on being Muslim at Augsburg.

Sana Tanveer Malik [pictured]

During the 14-hour-long flight that brought me from Dubai to New York for the first time three years ago, I questioned and regretted every decision I had made. It had been a bad decision to apply to study in the States. Continue reading “Islam Awareness Week – March 21-25”