Exploring Islam Under the Stars

The Muslim Student Association and the Milwaukee Muslim Women’s Coalition co-hosted a great celebration in the UWM Planetarium on Thursday, March 9, 2017.

Exploring Islam under the Stars was the final event in a series about Islam organized by the Muslim Student Association and sponsored by UWM Sociocultural Programming.  Founding member and current President of the Milwaukee Muslim Women’s Coalition, Janan Najeeb, was also featured in the show discussing Islamic astronomical impacts with Muslim Student Association member Amal Ali touching on the art and architecture of Islam. The celebration focused on Islamic art and architecture, scientific contributions in Astronomy, and the faces and languages of Muslim people around the world.

The event also included colorful food, gorgeous music, and constellations in the night sky from two different locations on Earth, Northern Kazakhstan and Indonesia. Over 160 community members were dazzled by the beauty of the cosmos and Islamic culture.