WNYMuslims wants the community to know their Muslim neighbors; we encourage interfaith dialogue and education lecture series on Islam. We offer presentations to raise awareness and understanding about what Islam teaches and what Muslims practice as part of their faith, and also on political issues that affect the highly Muslim populated countries.
Here is a list of topics that were presented. Schools, businesses and other organizations are welcome to invite WNYMuslims to present on other relevant topics not listed.
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Contact us if you are interested in having WNYMuslims give a presentation.
The History of the Prophet Muhammad
Professor Haq, an Islamic Studies Professor at University at Buffalo spoke about the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) in detail and talked about his lineage, birth, revelations, difficulties of being a Prophet, characteristics, sermon’s, and death. In addition, he also spoke about the rights of women and how Islam gave women rights. See pictures.
Islam & Respect in the Workplace
WNYMuslims was invited to BOCES to talk about Muslims in the Workplace. Professor Faizan Haq gave a very lively and informative lecture on this topic. Faizan Haq teaches Islamic Studies at University at Buffalo and Intercultural Communications at Buffalo State College. The audience was quick to jump in and ask questions and share with everyone their experiences. It was a great forum for the community to have open and honest dialogue.
Egypt, Tunisia, Libya: What's Next?
The recent revolutions in the Middle East, specifically Egypt, Tunisia and Libya were examined by Professor Faizan Haq. Professor Haq explained the similarities and differences in how they started and how they would affect US and other relations with the Middle East. In addition, he talked about the other countries that are likely to follow such as: U.A.E., Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Jordan, Syria and more. Learn more about this presentation.
Sharia or Islamic Law
Professor Faizan Haq of Islamic Studies and Intercultural Communications at The University at Buffalo and Buffalo State College presented on the misunderstood concept of Sharia or Islamic Law. The short video below is an overview of this presentation given at the Clarence Senior Center, October 24, 2011. See photos
Islam & Women
A presentation on Muslim women examined Islamic texts and the history and culture of the Muslim world, to explain the misconception of their rights and roles. Dr. Riffat Siddiq and Professor Faizan Haq examined Sharia or Islamic Law as it relates to differences between women's and men's roles, rights and obligations, including marriage, divorce, civil rights, legal status, dress code and education.
“What Makes the Final Cut?”
WNYMuslims hosted a media workshop to discuss how people can get involved, especially the Muslim community, since post 9/11, there has been a primarily negative spotlight placed on American Muslims. This event aimed to teach people how to remove this negative stereotype. It taught individuals how to reach out to the media, participate in interviews, and discover their media strengths. The guests speakers included: George Richert from Channel 4, Jay Tokasz from the Buffalo News, Cardinal Greene from RCD Virtual Productions and Professor Faizan Haq from Buffalo State College and University at Buffalo. Learn more about this presentation.
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