Free dinner on Islamic faith features international speaker
Oct. 26, 2010
KALAMAZOO--An author and international speaker on Islam will discuss the teachings of his faith during the semiannual installment of a free dinner-lecture series sponsored by the Muslim Students Association of Western Michigan University.
Sheikh Yusuf Estes will deliver the keynote address, "Islam in the Spotlight," during the evening that also includes a multicultural dinner and multiethnic exhibition. Events begin at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 5, in the Bernhard Center Ballroom.
The dinner-lecture is open to the public free of charge, but reservations are required. They must be made online at www.rso.wmich.edu/msa by Sunday, Oct. 31. The popular event typically attracts capacity attendance, and those wishing to attend are encouraged to register early. A waiting list will be maintained for late registrants.
A former entertainer and businessman, Estes has studied Islam, the Arabic language and the Quran since the early 1990s and has spoken around the world about his faith. The U.S. Bureau of Prisons has asked him to present Islam as Muslim Chaplain to inmates in Federal Intuitions across the country until his retirement. He has also served as Muslim Delegate to the United Nations World Peace Summit for Religious Leaders.
The Muslim Students Association, in collaboration with the Arab Student Association, sponsors the dinner-lecture series once each fall and spring semester.
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