Guest Speakers: ** Br. Mazen Mokhtar & Br. Sohaib Sultan**
*** Free Dinner will be served! ***
Do you feel uncomfortable praying in public? Do you feel uncomfortable attending high school or public school or College, just because... your Muslim? Feeling confused with regards to religion and how to implement it in western society? Do we have to give up our culture in order to... become "practicing"? Is it possible to be practicing and living in America? Society dictates who we should be, that we need to fit in. Why? We forget who we are and what we are. As a Muslim we might be confused as to what to do, as to where to draw the line. Are we Muslim? Are we American? Can we be both? MCMC Young Muslims Piscataway Presents; Muslimerican: Where Do We Draw The Line?
Learn how to live in today's society while maintaining your Muslim identity.
Sohaib N. Sultan is a second generation American born and raised Muslim Chaplain of South Asian descent. He grew up in Indianapolis, IN and spent several years abroad in the Middle East. Most recently, Sultan served as the Muslim Chaplain for Trinity College and Wesleyan University in CT. Now, he has joined Princeton University full-time to serve as their first Muslim Life Coordinator. Sultan holds a B.A. in Political Science and Journalism from Indiana University. Currently, Sultan is finishing his M.A. in Islamic Studies & Christian-Muslim Relations, and Islamic Chaplaincy from the Hartford Theological Seminary. Sultan is a public lecturer on Islam, Muslim Culture, and Muslim-Western Relations in the U.S. and abroad. He is also the author of The Koran for Dummies (Wiley, 2004) and The Qur'an and Sayings of Prophet Muhammad: Selections Annotated & Explained (Skylight Paths, 2007), as well as numerous published articles on the Islamic faith and tradition. Sultan lives with his wife, Arshe Ahmed, in Cranbury, NJ.
Mazen Mokhtar is a member of the New Jersey Chapter of the Muslim American Society (MAS) and a member of the Board of Trustees of MAS. He gives regular lectures at Masjid (Mosque) Al-Huda in New Brunswick, NJ and the Institute of Islamic Studies in East Windsor, NJ. Mazen holds a B.Sc. in Computer Science and Engineering from the Johns Hopkins University and currently owns and runs a New Jersey based Computer Consulting business. Mazen holds regular classes in topics such as Exegesis of the Qur’an, Islamic History and activism and has a personal interest in the field of Islamic activism and youth work. External Event Url