Community News 16-28

Muslim and Jewish Students at UC San Diego Cooperate for Dining Options

Muslim and Jewish students of University of California at San Diego are working together to bring more dining options on campus. The current meal plans do not offer any halal or kosher meals.

Hibah Khan, a member of the campus Muslim Students Assn., told the Los Angeles Times that  the project hopes to create a kitchen with two separate spaces, one designated for kosher and the other for halal.

If it happens, Khan said, “Muslim and Jewish students will definitely be seeing each other more and hopefully this will lead to new friendships, if not familiar faces.”

Harford’s Muslims open doors for community Iftar

The Al Falah Masjid in Abingdon, Maryland, in keeping with its past practice is inviting everyone to its community Iftar on July 19th.

A spokesperson of the mosque told the Baltimore Sun that the community hopes to continue educating people about Islam and their Muslim neighbors.

“A lot of people still are not familiar with Ramadan and Islam, so we do need to do a better job than we have and convey the message,” he said. “We would love to see our Christian and Jewish neighbors join us. It would be a real honor.”

Last year’s community iftar drew approximately 250 people, including community leaders like state Del. Glen Glass, Khan said at that time.
For more information, contact Rehan Khan, 202-236-7338 or

Sabiha Armin receives ConocoPhillips Scholarship

Lubbock high school senior Sabiha Armin has been selected to receive a $16,000 college scholarship from the ConocoPhillips Dependent Scholarship Program.

Sabiha Armin is the daughter of Mohammad Rafiqul Awal, lab engineer. Sabiha is a senior at Lubbock High School. She plans to attend Texas Tech in the fall.

The ConocoPhillips Dependent Scholarship Program is designed to recognize exceptional graduating children of ConocoPhillips employees for their classroom and community achievements. The company has awarded dependent scholarships to students in the communities in which ConocoPhillips operates for more than 60 years.

This year, ConocoPhillips awarded 33 scholarships. Scholarship Management Services, an independent third-party administrator of educational benefit programs, evaluated candidates based on academic excellence, community service and financial need. Recipients may utilize their scholarships to attend any accredited educational college or university of their choice.

Each recipient will receive a $4,000 annual award, renewable yearly based on scholastic achievement, for a four-year scholarship total of $16,000.


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