OBJECTIVES
The main purpose of this program is to develop a proper knowledge about Islam, its civilizational place in human history, and Muslims in the modern world in general, and in the U.S. in particular, among the educational staff, in order to help them:

  • In presenting any information about Islam within the framework of building up and strengthening a culture of plurality in the U.S.
  • In realizing the common grounds between Islam and other faiths, and the Islamic religious and historical attitudes toward plurality and universality
  • In knowing about the basic Muslim principles and practices in their religious and social life (e.g. worship practices, dietary laws, dress code, holidays, etc.), so as to secure and strengthen the multicultural harmony within the school and the community
  • In recognizing the meeting points and distinctions between the Muslim culture with its Islamic foundations and the American mainstream culture, and the potentials for a successful collective process towards pluralism based on proper understanding and enriching diversity with a harmonious unity, in which the whole school community would be a pioneering model
  • In tracing the modern developments among Muslims in the world, and their relations with the West in general and the U.S. in particular, which may be reflected in one way or another in the thinking or acting of Muslim children
  • In dealing with the Muslim children, parents and community through a perspective of American pluralism within one universal humanity

MEANS AND APPLICATIONS

  • Multicultural (including Islamic) readings, videos, occasion celebrations, arts (exhibits, performances, etc.)
  • School visits to various religious worshipping houses and institutions (including religious and ethnic schools) and joint activities and functions
    Invitation of guest speakers from various religious and ethnic communities to schools especially on cultural occasions

Prayer Times

Salat times for Masjid Omar Ibn Al-Khattab. Muslim Prayer Times Widget by Alhabib.

Upcoming Events

23 Jun 2019
11:00AM - 01:00PM
Islamic Sessions in Spanish Language
23 Jun 2019
11:00AM - 01:00PM
Sunday sessions
23 Jun 2019
03:00PM - 05:00PM
The Prophet's Touch
30 Jun 2019
11:00AM - 01:00PM
Sunday sessions
30 Jun 2019
11:00AM - 01:00PM
Islamic Sessions in Spanish Language