Emphasizing the mission of AWARE to promote positive relations between Westerners and Arabs, the AWARE Center presents its annual lecture: “Muslims in Europe: The Case of Bosnia and Herzegovina – at the Edge between East and West” delivered by His Excellency Professor Ejup Ganic, Former President of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The lecture will be followed by dinner buffet. In his address, Professor Ejup Ganic will discuss and share his personal reflections and opinions regarding Muslims in the West, as well as the challenges and opportunities taking into consideration the case of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
For a rewarding, spiritual and informative experience. This is a 1 ½ tour of one of Kuwait’s most famous landmarks. Ladies are required to cover (long sleeves and long ankle length skirt, otherwise the mosque will provide a cloak; If you have your own scarf you’re welcome to bring it). Cameras are allowed and children are welcome. This tour meets directly at the Grand Mosque at 9:15am.
Directions to the Grand Mosque: Take Gulf Street towards the Kuwait Towers. Pass the Towers with them on your right. Pass Souq Sharq with it on your right. Pass the Dickson House and Ministry of Planning with them on your left. By Seif Palace there is a large roundabout. Take the 2nd exit off the roundabout. The Grand Mosque is now on your left. At traffic lights turn left. Grand Mosque is on your left. To park go down to the roundabout and come back so Grand Mosque is on your right. Car Parking – If you are driving you can park at the mosque. The entrance is found by taking the side road between the Al-Babtain library and the Grand Mosque. Then you will see a barrier on your left. Tell the guard you are there for a tour and he will let you in, you follow the road round and can park in front of the mosque.
This yearly exhibition contains Islamic books and literature including an assorted number of the Holy Koran, Islamic tapes and CDs that play verses from the Holy Koran as well as lectures given by famed Islamic scholars, literature concerning the Prophet Mohammed and his followers as well as children’s books concerning Islam and its history.
Women’s status in Islam is one of the most controversial & serious issues of our time, not only among Muslim women & those who represent them in the area of women’s rights in the Islamic world, but also because the position of Islam on this issue has been among the subjects presented to readers & viewer in different parts of the world the least objectivity. This presentation is intended to provide a brief & authentic exposition of what Islam stands for in this regard. It starts with a brief survey of the status of women in the pre-Islamic era & then focuses on these major questions: What is the position of Islam regarding the status of woman in society & political issues? Is there equality between women & men in Islam? How would this compare with the “rights” which were finally gained by woman in recent decades?
TIES Center cordially invites you to its move night on Monday, March 25th at 7:00pm entitled, “Women In Islam.” The right status and responsibility of Muslim women are some of the least understood topics when talking about Islam. Prophet Muhammad (SAW) recognized women as individuals with specific rights and responsibilities more than 1,400 years ago. He encouraged educating women and returned their Allah-given rights back to them. Many Muslim women today are asserting these rights and reclaiming their status as equal partners in society. Come along with your friends to enjoy this educational movie in a serene environment at the TIES Center!
At the start of April, Dar al-Athar al-Islamiyyah (DAI) will be opening four new exhibitions: (1) Splendors of the Ancient Near East, (2) Loans from Lands of Antiquity, (3) Verses from the Holy Qur’an on Works of Art, and (4) Loans from the Kuwait National Museum. The exhibitions will all take place at Amricani Cultural Centre, formerly known as the American Mission Hospital, which is located on the Gulf Road horizontally across the street from the national parliament building.