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Muslim students eagerly count down days until Ramadan

Alyse Riffer, Reporter March 20, 2023

The ninth month of the Lunar calendar approaches quickly, which indicates the beginning of Ramadan. This year, Ramadan begins March 22 and ends April 21. Muslims believe Prophet Muhammad received the...

Aman Ali, producer of “Two Gods.”

Kent State alumnus produces documentary highlighting Black-Muslim experience

Kelsey Paulus Reporter June 20, 2021

Kent State alumnus Aman Ali graduated in 2006 as a newspaper reporter. He paved his way through many successes since then, including careers as a stand-up comedian and a storyteller. Now, he has the title...

OPINION: How hard can it be being an Arab Muslim?

Being a female in this world is hard, but being an Arab Muslim woman working in law enforcement in the U.S. is even harder. No one is immune from racism or discrimination, and women all around the world...

Kent State’s Muslim, Sikh organizations hold first joint meeting

Cole King March 2, 2019

Members of Kent State’s Muslim and Sikh student organizations discussed their experiences practicing their religions in the United States in their first ever joint meeting Monday, Feb. 25.About 20 total...

Muslim students, faculty talk benefits of meditation room

Katia Rodriguez January 29, 2019

In 2017, Kent State opened a meditation room on the second floor of the Student Center for the interfaith and nonreligious students, faculty, staff and community members.In Islam, prayer is carried out...

Students explore religious conversion in college

Robyn Berardi December 5, 2018

The college experience is often one of self-discovery and establishing one’s adult perspective. For some, this means examining the beliefs they were taught by their family and questioning their own convictions....

As part of Islam Awareness Week, the Muslim Students Association hosts an event on Risman Plaza on April 17, 2017, with the opportunity for students to try on a hijab.

Muslim Students’ Association hosts hijab try-on

McKenna Corson April 17, 2017

The Muslim Students’ Association (MSA) gave students the opportunity to try on a hijab and explore the religion of Islam Monday as part of Islam Awareness Week.April 17 marks the first day of a week...

The moderator and panel hosts start the evening off with talk on religious backgrounds at a Respect for Sacred vs Freedom of Speech event on Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015.

University library hosts night to unify religion leaders

Kelly Powell November 4, 2015

The Kent State University Library hosted its “Respect for Sacred vs. Freedom of Speech” event Wednesday from 6-8 p.m.“This talk is like a tango: It always takes two,” said Peter Haas, Abba Silver...

Lucas Misera

Opinion: In defense of Ahmed

Lucas Misera September 22, 2015

In light of the recent wrongful arrest of Ahmed Mohamed — an affront towards Islam — presidential candidates Donald Trump and Ben Carson recently made comments implying that Muslims should be of...

American Muslim preacher, Yusef Estes, talks to an audience about Islam at the University of Akron on Thursday March 12, 2015.

Speaker talks about Islam and its peaceful truth

Skye McEowen March 12, 2015

Sheikh Yusuf Estes, an American Muslim speaker, discussed the rights of women, animals and the respect of innocent human life Thursday at an event in the Quaker Station at the University of Akron.“How...

AP: ‘Timbuktu,’ an Oscar nominee, explores Islamic extremism

Associated Press February 20, 2015

An Islamic extremist can't summon the necessary fervor while making a video hailing the jihadi cause in a scene from "Timbuktu," an Oscar nominee for best foreign language film that is based on the militant...

Letter from the Editor: On covering diversity

Matthew Merchant February 20, 2015

As a fellow student and as a member of a student group on campus, I wanted to clarify some of the details presented in the Our View, “Change the stereotype, change the conversation” published Feb....

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