SPRING 2014 SEMINARS

February 18th, 2014

DEAR ALL,

WE DECIDED TO FOCUS ON  THE CIVILIZATION HERITAGE  LEFT FROM EAST AND WEST CULTURE. WHAT WE MEAN BY WEST, AND EAST WILL BE ANALYZED IN THESE

LECTURE SERIES, ON UALR CAMPUS. A QUESTION!  SHOULD GREEK CULTURE BE CONSIDERED AS EAST CULTURE WHILE  IT EMERGED IN A REGION THAT IS EASTER THAN GRANADA? SECOND QUESTION?  SHOULD MODERN TURKISH CULTURE BE CONSIDERED AS WESTERN CULTURE?

ALL THESE DILEMMAS WILL BE TALKED IN OUR FRIENDLY PRESENTATIONS.

TURKISH COOKIES, PIZZA, AND DRINK WILL BE SERVED .. FREE..

BEST REGARDS

SPRING LECTURES

February 18th, 2014

AN ANALYZE OF THE BRIDGE CIVILIZATIONS IN EAST AND WEST

History visits UALR this week…

October 12th, 2013

THE SACRED TRUSTS 

Holy Relics of Islam

Photo Exhibition of The Sacred Trusts Collection of Abrahamic Prophets

MORE THAN 30 PHOTOS INCLUDING:

* The staff Of Moses

* The Cooking Vessel Of The Prophet Abraham

* The Turban of the Prophet Joseph

* The Prophet John’s (John the Baptist) Forearm and a Fragment Of His Skull

* The Holy Mantle

* The Honored Standard

* First Manuscripts of Quranic Verses

* The Letters Of Prophet Muhammad

* The Sacred Seal

* The Prophet’s Footprint

* The Sacred Sandals

Original collection is  displayed in Topkapi Palace, Istanbul

OCTOBER 16THWEDNESDAY

3:00 PM – 06:00 PM

DSC ROOM C


September 10th, 2013

ISlectureF2013FlyerSome say, learning about great personalities lives drives them pessimistic since those people`s highlighted life style is not imitable, whereas as Islam and Sufism Club we strongly state that even though we cannot reach the level of these duenna people in terms of being humble, generous and devout, we should try to be.
In that sense, as mentioned before this semester`s talks will be about Great Sufism Scholars, time, date and location information is posted with this flier. Best Regards....

Annual Ramadan Fast-Breaking (Iftar) Dinner

August 9th, 2013

IMG_0058UALR Islam and Sufism’s annual fast-breaking dinner (Iftar) was held on August 7th at Raindrop Turkish House. A Large group participants, including friends at UALR, joined the event to share the iftar with Muslims. The activity started with a short video of Qur’an recitation. Following the video, one of the volunteers of the student club gave a presentation on the meaning and practical aspects of Ramadan. Participants’ questions about fasting and Ramadan were answered in the presentation: Social aspects of Ramadan, Who must fast, What is Eid? For many in the audience it was interesting to learn Ramadan/Eid activities that take place throughout Turkey.

This was followed by a delicious homemade Turkish food that was shared and enjoyed by all participants. After the dinner, a short video about “Turkish Tea Culture” was presented. The video is about Katharine Branning’s book, an American storyteller and writer, “Yes, I Would Love another Glass of Tea”.

It was a great pleasure for us to have the dinner with a diverse group of friends in this evening. The friendly environment that was warm and welcoming made it very comfortable for everyone to interact. Special thanks to Raindrop for being our sponsor for this wonderful event.

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TENTATIVE TALK SCHEDULE;

August 7th, 2013

Tentative Schedule

September 10th, “Bishr ibn al-Harith al-Hafi

September 24th, “Junayd of Baghdad

October 8th, “Husayn ibn Mansur al-Hallaj

October 22th, “Abul Hasan al-Shadhili

November 5th, “Muhyi al-Din ibn al-’Arabi

November 19th, “Special Topic: Mawlana Jalal al-Din Rumi

Dear Friends;

We are proud of you helped us institutionalize biweekly talks at UALRcampus.Tentative schedule for Fall 2013 semester has been posted, we would like to be with you and learn from your participation to biweekly talks. For this semester, we have planned to arrange events regarding Sufi doyennes   abode different continents(from Asia to West Africa). It is our wish that all participants will like the presentations and broaden their knowledge about  spiritual side of human being.      Regards…

Our Dear Visitors,
We are proud of you helped us institutionalize biweekly talks at UALR campus.Tentative schedule for Fall 2013 semester has been posted, we would like to be with you and learn from your participation to biweekly talks.
Regards…

Ramadan Fast-breaking (Iftar) Dinner

August 5th, 2013

iftar_flyerUALR Islam and Sufism club invites you to fast-breaking dinner (iftar) on Wednesday, Aug 7th around 7.30pm at Raindrop center.

Terrific Food & Tea & Baklava! So, don’t miss out!

Everything is FREE.

Please kindly make an RSVP by using facebook RSVP or sending an email to this address: islamandsufism@gmail.com

Last talk given by Dr. Williams

April 29th, 2013

Prophet Muhammad(Pbuh)

from

Various Western Perspectives

Talk by

Dr. J. Robert Williams, Pulaski Technology College

UALR ISLAM AND SUFISM CLUB PRESENTS

April 30th Tuesday at 6:00pm

Donaghey Student Center Room Ledbetter A

Refreshments will be served

Please RSVP if you plan to attend

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Last Lecture of the Spring 2013

April 24th, 2013

Who believe in the unseen, establish prayer, and spend out of what We have provided for them, (Bakara Surah (The Cow), 3)

We’ll talk about “the unseen world” in our last lecture tomorrow. We will seek the answers to the following questions: What is the magic, where is it originated from? How is it performed? What are the nature of angels and jinns? What are the similarities in Abrahamic Religions?

We’ll meet in DSC Room 201R at noon This Thursday on April 25th. We’ll have snacks and drinks as usual.

Admission is free.

Please let us know if you are interested in and willing to join us.
Bests,

Major Sins; Is there still any open door to repent?

April 16th, 2013

This talk aimed to examine the Major Sins concept via Islam frame.

Presenter broadened the matters by giving examples from daily life with his calm genre. Audience,as always from every walks of  UALR society (staff, student, etc…), contributed the discussion by asking questions  and stating comments form the  point of their religion.  In a nutshell, talk of April 4th was a perfect reference for the coming luncheon activity of Islam&Sufism Club, which will be conducted at 4.25.2013.