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High School Senior Answers Questions about daily life as a Muslim American Feb. 20

Muslim schoolgirls attend an RDJ event at the Islamic Center of America

What: Ask A .. Muslim

When: 6-7 p.m. Wednesday Feb. 20

Where: Madonna University Kresge Hall
36600 Schoolcraft Rd, Livonia

Moustafa Habra is a 17-year-old senior at International Academy West. A first generation American of a Syrian immigrant family, Moustafa loves reading fiction and everything about the outdoors, from biking to hiking. He has his sights on studying biology at the University of Michigan in hopes of becoming a doctor.

Moustafa Habra and Mazan Tayyen are members of Islamic Network Group Midwest, a non-profit educational organization serving Michigan and Northern Ohio. It is an affiliate of the Islamic Networks Group (ING), a national organization pursuing peace and countering all forms of bigotry, through education and interfaith engagement while working within the framework of the First Amendment’s protection of religious freedom and pluralism

Together, they will lead this informal discussion on the challenges and joys of living day-to-day lives as Muslim Americans.

This event co-sponsored by the Interfaith Leadership Council of Metropolitan Detroit and Madonna University

“Many people have misunderstandings about what it is to be Muslim because all they know about Islam is what they see in the news,” said Moustafa. “I want to explain what it’s like to live in a religious Muslim American family, that I can practice my religion and balance my life as an American high school student. That I can observe and fast during Ramadan and also have fun celebrating the fouth of July.”

This free, open to the public informal question and answer event is an opportunity to hear about the lives and faith practices of young local Muslims.

People may show at the door, but it is kindly encouraged to pre-register with Jasmine Jenkins, IFLC Administrator at or (419) 561-5772

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