The Muslim Students Association invites campus and community members to observe and learn about the Friday congregational prayer Jummah on Friday, Oct. 6.
The free, public event will take place from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. on Centennial Mall.
The prayer will consist of an English language sermon delivered by Adam Smidi, an instructor in the College of Business and Innovation, followed by the prayer service.
Attendees are encouraged to sit and observe the prayer in the provided seating areas.
“Jummah prayer provides a great insight on the practical aspects of being Muslim. By joining us this Friday, people will gain a greater understanding of what a Muslim tradition is like outside of the political sphere,” Maysun Darwiche Saker, vice president of the UT Muslim Students Association and a student in the College of Business and Innovation, said.
“The Muslim Students Association seeks to promote a positive understanding of Islam throughout the University community, and we hope to provide an opportunity for non-Muslims who have questions about Islam to approach to us,” she added.
Food will be provided.
If it rains, the prayer service will be rescheduled for Friday, Oct. 13, at the same time and location.
The mission of the Muslim Students Association is to facilitate an environment for Muslim students to learn about Islam and to enhance their development. The group aims to educate both Muslims and people of other faiths about the religion of Islam.