Contact: Jenni Smith
SMU News & Media Relations
(214) 768-7650


Nov. 12, 2001


DALLAS (SMU) -- Southern Methodist University’s Muslim Students Association is sponsoring Islam Awareness Week with free Arabic food, temporary henna tattoos and Arabic calligraphy from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Commons of the Hughes-Trigg Student Center, 3140 Dyer St., Wednesday, Nov. 14, through Friday, Nov. 16.

The event, titled “Moderation, Toleration and Spiritual Elevation” also will include a drummer who will perform in the Commons on Wednesday. Muslim students will hold prayer from 2 to 2:45 p.m. Friday in the Commons.

A lecture titled “Why Islam?” will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, in the Forum of the Hughes-Trigg Student Center where four Muslim converts will discuss their individual perspectives on religion. Monem Salam will moderate a panel including Dallas-area residents Shaheed Estridge, Jennifer Harrel, David McClund and David Montenegro.

For more information, contact Nazreen Hassan at 214-566-5716.