Putting Poverty in the Past

[10.6.13] Couldn’t make it out to hear Imam Khalid Latif, Sister Asma Hanif, and Imam Zaid Shakir speak? Check out the audio recording of the event below.


Event Details

Date: Thursday, September 19th
Time: 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Location: Roone Arledge Auditorium

Project Nur, the newly formed social justice arm of the Columbia University Muslim Students Association, is proud to announce its first event Putting Poverty in the Past featuring Imam Zaid Shakir, Sister Asma Hanif, and Imam Khalid Latif. Drawing inspiration from the Islamic scriptural sources, Project Nur is committed to individual and community transformation, recognizing that individual reform and societal reform go hand in hand. This event seeks to highlight this, by explaining the critical reality of tazkiah al-nafs (purification of the self), describe the intersections of self purification with the struggle for social justice, and elucidate the ways in which we can harness this struggle to become dynamic changemakers in our community. The panel of speakers will draw on the following questions: What is Islam’s response to social injustice and poverty? What is the relationship between being just with ourselves and just with others? How do we translate the internal anger and frustration we have about poverty and inequality into tangible forces of action to benefit our communities?

For CUID/BCID holders, tickets will be $7 in advance and $10 at the door. For non-CUID/BCID holders, tickets will be $10 in advance and $13 at the door. Tickets can be purchased at the TIC booth in Lerner Hall or via the hyperlinked links (remember to use the codes CUADV and NonADV, respectively, to ensure that the discount is applied). All proceeds will go to charity. If financing a ticket is difficult, please do not hesitate to send an e-mail to msa@columbia.edu – the event will be open to all.

All proceeds will benefit Muslimat Al-Nisaa, a non-profit organization established to provide culturally sensitive health, education and social services to Muslim community women and children.

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Project Nur, a subcommittee of the CU-MSA, is a non-exclusivist student group that strives to channel the resources of Muslims on campus towards community service and social justice. Enroll in our weekly classes regarding self-purification and get involved in community service. More details on our website. All are welcome to our events and classes.

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