Understanding Islam 101: Beliefs and Practices

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Aida Mansoor of the Muslim Coalition of Connecticut will cover the five pillars of Islam, which include the testament of faith, prayer, fasting during Ramadan, the pilgrimage to Mecca, and charity. Scriptural foundations of Islam such as the Holy Qur'an and the Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad will also be discussed.

Join us on Tuesday, Feb. 6 for Islam 102: The American Muslim and Islamophobia.

Registration required. You will receive a Zoom link via email one week prior to the program, and again 24 hours prior to the program. 

Aida Mansoor is a board member of the Muslim Coalition of Connecticut. She holds a BS in Biochemistry/Physiology, a Masters in Community Health, and a Masters in Religious Studies with a focus in Christian-Muslim Relations. She received her Islamic Chaplaincy Certificate in 2012. Aida serves as the Director of Field Education at the Hartford International University for Religion and Peace, and has been awarded the Human Relations Award from the National Conference for Community and Justice.

The Muslim Coalition of Connecticut (MCCT) was founded in 2004 by a group of local leaders in an effort to provide an alternative to the negative illustrations of Muslims. The leadership of the Berlin, Waterbury, and Hartford Muslim communities came together with other activists to establish an organization that would focus on educating the public on Islam and Muslims and building alliances with other faith communities in Connecticut through social activism and collective civil programming.

Presented in partnership with Bloomfield Public Library.


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