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July 2022

The Transformational History of Ar-Razzaq Islamic Center in Durham (through December 10th)

July 29, 2022 - December 10, 2022
Perkins Library, Duke University
Durham, NC United States
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The Duke Libraries and Center for Muslim Life invite you to experience an exhibit on the "Transformational History of Ar-Razzaq" at the Islamic Center in Durham which will be on display until December 10th at Perkins Library.   For more information on the exhibit, visit here: https://library.duke.edu/exhibits/2022/ArRazzaq July 29 - December 10

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Preview the exhibit “Transformational History of Ar-Razzaq Islamic Center in Durham”

July 29, 2022 | 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Perkins Library, Duke University
Durham, NC United States
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Join the Duke Libraries and Center for Muslim Life this Friday, July 29th from 1-3:30pm to preview the exhibit on the "Transformational History of Ar-Razzaq Islamic Center in Durham" which will be on display until December 10th at Perkins Library. Come to the CML for Jum’uah and then walk with them to Perkins to enjoy food and view the exhibit.   For more information on the exhibit, visit here: https://library.duke.edu/exhibits/2022/ArRazzaq  

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August 2022

ALHAMDU | MUSLIM FUTURISM Exhibit

August 16, 2022 | 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Rubenstein Library, Duke University
Durham, NC United States
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  “ALHAMDU | MUSLIM FUTURISM” is an evolving experiential art exhibition and digital archive created by MIPSTERZ that explores Muslim Futurism—a cultural and artistic aesthetic that learns from frameworks of Afrofuturism and imagines a broader Muslim future free from the oppression of today, set in a utopic tomorrow of our collective creation. In this groundbreaking exhibition, MIPSTERZ has organized Muslim Futurism into five themes: imagination, resistance, liberation, community, and identity. Through this lens, MIPSTERZ envisions a future where we all…

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Scavenger Hunt & Pizza

August 18, 2022 | 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
The Pit, UNC-Chapel Hill, The Pit, UNC-Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC United States
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  We'll meet in The Pit at 4:30pm and then divide up into teams to explore campus with a Scavenger Hunt!  Whichever team takes the most creative pictures at each UNC landmark wins Hillel swag. The program will wrap up at the UNC Hillel building (210 West Cameron Ave) at 6:00pm with a pizza dinner and tours of the Hillel building. Come alone or with a team! All UNC students are welcome to attend all Hillel events. For more info, visit…

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Healing the Emptiness: a Psychospiritual Guide

August 20, 2022 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Raleigh Raleigh, NC United States + Google Map

  This is the final part of a 3-part series featuring Ust. Yasmin Mogahed titled “Healing the Emptiness: A Psychospiritual Guide”. It will be held on Saturday mornings from 10 AM to 12 PM on August 6, 13, and 20 at the Islami Association of Raleigh’s Islamic Center. You can also stream at www.youtube.com/channel/UCNXNLEjZTqpE4ZhXWGqlBnQ/live   808 Atwater St, Raleigh, NC 27607 Islamic Association of Raleigh   For more information, visit here. Sponsored by the Islamic Association of Raleigh

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September 2022

A Night Of Armenian Duduk Music Along With Middle Eastern Poetry

September 1, 2022 | 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro Street
Chapel Hill, NC United States
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CONCERT   Join us for a night of music and poetry as our guest musician from Beirut, Raffi Chilingirian, will play the Armenian duduk (wind instrument) while our faculty will read Arabic, Turkish, and Persian poetry. After the music and poetry performance, we will have a panel discussion on the significance of duduk for Armenian heritage and the diaspora, the ways that duduk has traveled to other countries in the Middle East, and how music and poetry serve as great…

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December 2022

Final Exhibit Day of The Transformational History of Ar-Razzaq Islamic Center in Durham (closing December 10th)

December 10, 2022 | 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Perkins Library, Duke University
Durham, NC United States
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The Duke Libraries and Center for Muslim Life invite you to experience an exhibit on the "Transformational History of Ar-Razzaq" at the Islamic Center in Durham which will be on display until December 10th at Perkins Library.   For more information on the exhibit, visit here: https://library.duke.edu/exhibits/2022/ArRazzaq July 29 - December 10  

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