Islamic Center Comes to Ensworth

Islam 017Wow, what a week it has been with the snow….ahem ice storm that has kept us all home- bound the last few days. Can you believe there is still more to come? The roads aren’t quite safe enough for off-campus field trips so today instead of our 7th grade students visiting the Islamic Center of Nashville they graciously came to us.

Rashed Fakhruddin, Ensworth alum 83′, spoke to our 7th grade students today about  Islam in conjunction with their history study on different religions. Students were introduced to Hajj and the Five Pillars of Islam. Some of the most interesting and eye opening information came when Rashed dispelled many of the myths and rumors associated with Islam. With all eyes of the world focused on the turmoil and unrest in the middle east the visit came as a good opportunity for students to hear what Islam really stands for and also what it doesn’t. As salaamu ‘alaikum (May God’s Peace be with you)

Rashed Fakhruddin showing a slide from his days at Ensworth alongside Mr. Wallace

Rashed Fakhruddin showing a slide from his days at Ensworth alongside Mr. Wallace

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