Faces of Islam

On Tuesday, September 27, the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa community will celebrate Islam Day with a full day of classes, discussions and a movie screening.

Discussions will include “Andalusian Mystical Philosopher Ibn Masarra” by Professor Tamara Albertini and a roundtable discussion, “What are the most pressing questions facing Muslims today?” with University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa faculty and students. There will also be a movie screening The Mirror by Jafar Panahi. All events take place at Kuykendall 101.

Islam Day 2016 is sponsored by Roshan Cultural Heritage Institute, Pacific and Asian Affairs Council, Shangri La: A Museum of Islamic Art and Culture, and UH Mānoa ethnic studies, history, philosophy, political science and religion departments.

Islam Day (September 24) is a day of recognition for Islam and Muslims in Hawaiʻi. It was established by a symbolic resolution of the State Legislature in 2009. Since September 24 falls on a Saturday this year, the UH Islamic Studies Program moved the celebration to the 27.

All events are free and open to the public.