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26th Annual University of Chicago Eid Banquet

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Join the University of Chicago Muslim Students Association for our 26th Annual Eid al-Adha Banquet.

Featuring Muslim speaker Yamina Bouguenaya and performer Khalil Ismail, with dinner from Jerusalem Cafe.

Doors Open - 6:00 pm

Maghrib Prayer - 6:30 pm

Offical Program - 7:00 pm

Space is limited, so we encourage you to guarantee your spot and purchase a ticket today! Tickets are $10 online and $15 at the door.

Last year, the UChicago MSA went green and raised funds to donate to the Wildlife Conservation Network, Alliance for the Great Lakes, and Coral Reef Alliance. For our 26th year, we hope to continue this tradition of donating a portion of ticket proceeds to a worthy cause. This year’s contributions will go towards the Zakat Foundation's humanitarian aid for Rohingya refugees, and a representative from Chicago's Rohingya Culture Center will be speaking at the banquet as well.

We hope that you’ll join us for an evening of good food, good performances, and good company, all while giving back to the community.

Speaker bios:

Dr. Yamina Bouguenaya is originally from Algeria, completed her Ph.D. in Quantum Physics in England, and lived in Turkey for more than a decade before moving to the United States. By then, her interest had shifted from the world of physics to the vaster and much more illuminating inner world of the self and Islamic spirituality. This interest led her to pursue an intensive training in the Islamic sciences under various renowned Muslim scholars. She did doctoral work in Arabic and Islamic Studies at Indiana University and is fluent in Arabic, French, English and Turkish. Dr. Bouguenaya has published extensively in several of those languages on Islam, especially on Quranic Studies, Islamic theology and the Islamic philosophy of science. She taught Arabic and Islamic studies in different universities in the US, her last university position being an Associate Professor of Islamic Studies at Carthage College, before she dedicated herself to full time non-profit work. She has been offering extensive spiritual counseling and coaching, workshops, classes and retreats. She is currently the director of a non-profit Quranic spirituality organization called Always Receiving Nur. She loves to teach and share with others the Quranic wisdom that has enlightened and healed her soul.

Khalil Ismail is a creative director and award-winning independent artist and producer. He is the founder and manager of KI Creative Studios, which recently launched its new film directing component. Born in Washington, D.C. and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, Khalil was inspired from childhood to use creativity and grassroots initiatives to address the often harsh realities of life. This solution-driven vision continues to inspire his conscious music and community service work. A world-renowned musician and lyricist, Khalil Ismail has released six studio albums and is currently producing two additional albums.

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