By Donna Lynn
- The Muslim Student Association will be selling chocolate strawberries in the Babylon Student Center from 11 a.m.to 2 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. They will be on sale until May 13. The strawberries are priced at $1 each and the proceeds from the sale will be donated to the Make a Wish Foundation.
The Make a Wish Foundation works to grant wishes to children with life threatening medical conditions. The organization was founded in 1980 and is one of the world most well known charities. A wish is granted to a child every 40 minutes. By granting wishes they enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.
- “We do charity work as part of our religion. We give to the needy and the community” Sharig said.
The Muslim Student Association has also done other charity work. They sold chocolate lollipops to raise money for the earthquake victims in Haiti and Pax Christi Homeless Shelter in Port Jefferson. Nusrat Sharig is president of the club.
“We do charity work as part of our religion. We give to the needy and the community” Sharig said.
Religious holidays are acknowledged by the group. They held an Eid Festival. This festival was held last semester during the month of Ramadan. The students dressed in traditional costumes, ate cultural food and listened to cultural music.
Lectures are given about Islam. The lectures educate the students on the Islamic religion and traditions.
The group meets once a month in room 205 at common hour. They use to meet every week but now only meet monthly. This is due to the small size of the group. The students keep in touch on Facebook and the group president keeps them informed of when the next meeting is taking place.
Anyone interested in joining the Student Muslim Association can contact the group’s adviser Carol Dukakis in the ESL room of the Ammerman building.