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Islamic feast, festival to be held at CSUB
November 10, 2004

CONTACT: Mike Stepanovich, 661/664-2456 or

An Islamic festival, feast and lecture is scheduled at California State University, Bakersfield on Monday (Nov. 15) from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Stockdale Room at CSUB to help dispel myths about the Muslim faith.

The festival, sponsored by the CSUB American Muslim Student Association, CSUB Associated Students, Inc., and the Religious and Philosophy clubs, is an effort to reach out to non-Muslims and help create a broader understanding of the faith.

To that end, Imam Khalif L. Abdullah will present a lecture from noon to 1 p.m. titled, “Dispelling the myths about Allah, Islam and Muslims for unity and progress among U.S. citizens.” Abdullah, author of “American Emam,” will be available to answer questions following his talk.

“The public – all faiths and persuasions – is invited to join us for the lecture, question-and-answer session, free feast, booths, entertainment and socializing with Muslims and non-Muslims," said Walaa A. Rasheed, president and sister of the American Muslim Student Association at CSUB. “We hope that people will join us for this informative and fun event,” she said.

For more information about the Islamic festival, please call (661) 664-3173, or visit the club’s website at



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