Posted by providingislam on August 2, 2009 at 9:03 PM
MSA had a great turnout on Islamic Awareness Day. This was a learning and fund raising event all at the same time. Everyone who came said they had fun, and all voted for another one! The club raised over $850 which is really good for selling tickets for $.50 each, and for being the first one the school has ever held.Our MSA wanted to be sure that the students would love the event since it was the first of any MSA, and we would be sure the students would come back to the next MSA events in the future, so we wanted to include as many fun and creative stands as possible. These are all the stands and events we had...
- Informational Stand: brochures, posters, flyers, handouts about Islam. This was also where anyone who had any further questions about Islam could ask them there to the person working the stand.
- Islamic Trivia: Individual trivia game where students are asked questions about Islam. The questions are set up from easies to hardest with points 100-500 pts. The person is given 6 questions to answer. His/Her score is recorded in the list of high scores and may be called down later for a prize, if elligible
- Mosque Guessing game: Computer game where it asks where the masjids are located in (mulitiple choice). The mosques are photographed from all around the world. This game teaches the student the diversity of Islam, and how Muslims come from all around the world (not just Arabia). Those who answer the most correctly, win a certain prize.
- Bottle Game: Bottles stacked in cartons and the player must throw the rings into the bottles. The Rings are either sold to the player so the player can throw them, or the player is asked an Islamic question. For each Islamic question they answer correctly, the more rings they can get to use and throw into the bottles.
- Henna: Henna done for $5 a hand. And since Henna is usually done during the Islamic holidays, each person who is getting henna done on their hand learns about the Islamic holidays with a handout about Henna and the Islamic Holidays and traditions.
- Bake Sale with typical american desserts and foreign desserts that can be made at certain Islamic holidays. Samples of the traditional desserts such as clathca, baqlawa, goolash, basboosa... and others were given to students. Many of the students chose these treats over the typical goods like cake and cookies.
- Arabic Calligraphy: Since calligraphy, was founded by the Muslims during the Islamic golden age. MSA had an Arabic Calligraphy stand where students could get their name calligraphasized on artwork in Arabic. On the other side of the artwork was a fact sheet, Islam and its Discoveries.
These are some of the stands that were at the event. Overall it was a fun, educational event that will hopefully be done again with bigger and better ideas and stands.