Fo’ Real, Fo’ Real – Wisam Sharieff

I can still hear Dawud Warnsby’s voice ringing in my head on replay and the powerful recitation of Wisam Shareiff vibrating in my heart. After one epic night after another, I am sure, just like me, you are all looking for the next big thing happening around Boston to give you another rush of excitement after ISBU’s IAW and MSA EZ Conference. Well look no further, Boston is hustling and bustling with amazing events and things to do!

1. Harvard Islamic Society Spring Dinner will be held April 16 from 8pm to 11pm.

Check out more details here: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=152375011493519

2. Wellesley Al-Muslimat’s End of Year Dinner: Saturday April 30th from 7pm to 9pm. They will be featuring speaker Nancy Khalil and food will be provided by Panjabi Grill. For more details and directions check out: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=115140501899553

3. The Muslim Film Festival is coming to Boston and is co-sponsored by BU’s own Project Nur.

You can check out the schedule for details about when, where and what movies are playing at : http://www.muslimfilm.org/Boston.html

4. ISBU is participating in Global Day of Service on April 16th. We will be going to Bethany Union for Young Women on 256 Newberry Street and shift is from 1pm to 4pm. We need at least seven volunteers. This is a great cause and opportunity to help out and give back to our community!

5. Project Bread is organizing a 20 mile walk for hunger on May 1st. ISBU is collaborating with the BU Arabic program. For details: http://www.projectbread.org/site/PageServer?pagename=home_page

6. ISBCC is holding a program called “Living the Quran: Reflections of the Book of Allah, An Open Quran Study” for sisters every Thursday nights after Maghrib (7pm to 9pm) starting April 7th.

7. Fundraiser for Libya for Islamic Relief at Simmons College Saturday April 9th from 6pm to 9pm. There will be guest speaker Mr. Yousef Abdallah, the Islamic-Relief Northeast Regional Manager. 100% of the proceeds go to IslamicRelief USA with relief effort in Libya.

8. MIT’s Arab Student’s Organization presents the 8th Annual Science and Technology Banquet Saturday April 9th with keynote speaker Dr. Fawwaz Ulaby. Buy tickets and look for more details at :

http://arab.mit.edu/events/science-tech-awards/

9. Award-winning Egyptian journalist and well-known news analyst Mona Eltahawy will speak on the topic of “Gender, Social Media, and Recent Revolutions in the Middle East” on Thursday, April 14th at 7:00 p.m. in the Multi-Purpose Room, Sakowich Campus Center, at Merrimack College, 315 Turnpike St., North Andover, Massachusetts. The talk is co-sponsored by Merrimack’s Women’s and Gender Studies Program. Admission is free and seating is available on a first come, first served basis.

10. Faces of Peace, the Religion and Conflict Transformation Program and the Center for Practical Theology invite you to hear Greg Khalil speak on how we, as emerging religious leaders, can contribute to mitigating conflict in the Holy Land!

The event will be held on Monday, April 11th at 5:30 in Room B19 of the School of Theology. The lecture will be followed by a time of Q & A and a reception with heavy hors d’oeuvres.

Greg has served as legal and communications adviser for the Negotiations Support Unit in Ramallah, the West Bank, providing legal, policy, and communications support to the Palestinian leadership on peace negotiations with Israel. He has lectured widely on the conflict and has written articles for publications including The Review of Faith & International Affairs and The New York Times.
Greg’s organization, The Telos Group, seeks to educate American faith-based leaders and their communities of all political persuasions about the causes of and solutions to the modern conflict that ravages the Holy Land.

Have an extraordinary weekend!

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