A Speech On The Madrid College Night Hosted By The Islamic Society Of Central Florida

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On Friday, October 14th, 2016 I attended an event on the Valencia College Night hosted by the Islamic Society of Central Florida. The event began at 5:30 p.m. as students, classmates, staff, colleagues, neighbors, and family members were all invited to attend this event, so that they may have the opportunity to learn for themselves who their Muslim neighbors, co-workers, and classmates are, as well as people from various religious background. More importantly, they will have the opportunity to learn what Islam and the Muslim community is really about. The event was not just about learning, but also having fun, and at the same time having the opportunity to experience a social activity where various people from diverse cultures will have the chance to visit the mosque, taste different kinds of food, listen to music, be entertained and at the end listen to a presentation about the foundations of Islam. A mosque is a “holy site where Muslims go to perform their daily prayers” (Menninger). The mosque we visited was called Masjid Al-Rahman mosque, and it is located in the Northeastern part of Orlando. In Islam there is a law to consume only foods that are viewed as halal "food that must comply with the religious ritual and observance of Sharia law" (“Halal Choices”), however, there are several foods that are prohibited, such as, “pork, animals butchered or dead before being slaughtered, animals slaughtered for the sake of anyone but Allah (God), animals without…

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