A community activist from Brooklyn and chaplain from Northwestern University will be the keynote speakers at “Pursuits Of This World Beyond Material Gains,” a conference to be held April 14-16 by MU’s Muslim Students Association.
Imam Siraj Wahhaj of Brooklyn is a well-known community activist, religious leader and speaker. He will speak at 8:15 p.m. Thursday, April 14, at Stotler Lounge in Memorial Union.
Ustadah Tahera Ahmad is a chaplain at Northwestern University. She was recently featured in the PBS program “What’s Your Calling?”, which highlighted her spiritual and academic endeavors. She regularly hosts young Muslim art stages, open mics, and counsels young Muslims through study circles that promote a balanced Muslim life-style. Tahera Ahmad will speak at 5:30 p.m. Friday, April 15, at the Fred Smith Forum in MU’s Reynolds Journalism Institute.
The Center is a co-sponsor of the conference. Registration is free, but required and includes a booklet and two dinners. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://mizzoumso.org.