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Islamic Club

Islamic ClubIslamic Club is a group open to all students who have an interest in the religion of Islam regardless of whether the student is Muslim or not. The group aims to enrich the understanding of the religion and the diversity of its followers, addressing the negative and positive views of religion particularly in the case of Islam.

Islamic Club also provides services to Muslim students and works with the small Muslim community in Galesburg. Islamic Club is a group in which all facets of Islam can be explored and discussed with openness and honesty, free from any fear, bigotry and rudeness.

Goals

  • Introducing of an important aspect of global society to Knox
  • Welcoming of new Muslims students who want the comfort of a Muslim body on campus
  • Presenting of Muslim issues with respect to living on campus
  • Challenging and breaking down stereotypes and misconceptions of Islam or its followers
  • Awareness and appreciation of the religion of Islam
  • Establishing of interfaith conversation and cooperation on campus

Past events

  • Islamic ClubA forum with Professor Seibert and Professor Anderson on misconceptions of Islam. This forum followed an anonymous question and answer period with discussion on three main misconceptions about Islam: 1) Islam is a violent religion 2) Islam oppresses women 3) Islam is a culture not just a religion. Discussions were led by Professor Anderson and Professor Seibert as well as members of Islamic Club
  • Eid Dinners. Every year Islamic Club hosts two Eid dinners, one for Eid Al-Fitr and one for Eid Al-Adha. Eid Al-Fitr celebrates the end of Ramadhan. Eid Al-Adha celebrates the willingness of the Prophet Ibrahim to follow God's wish
  • Faith Mixer. Islamic Club held its first Annual Faith Mixer in spring 2011. The mixers allow people of all faiths or non-faiths on campus to discuss religion. This year's theme was "What Faith Means to Me" a look at the personal aspect of religion and how it affects those who choose it or don't. We invite all other religious groups to attend as part of our mission statement to promote interfaith conversation and cooperation