Sultans of Science: Yoursâ€™ To Rediscover At IDC Downtown Houston
The world famous Exhibition called â€œSultans of Science: 1000 Years of Islamic Science Rediscoveredâ€, has opened on Wednesday, July 01, 2009 at the Islamic Da`wah Center (IDC), located at 201 Travis Street, Downtown Houston, Texas 77002. â€œSultans of Science: 1000 Years of Islamic Science Rediscoveredâ€ is a global touring exhibition celebrating the contributions of Muslim scholars in science and technology during the golden age of the Islamic world and the influence their inventions and contributions have had on our modern day society. The exhibition is very interactive, with sensory displays, and enticing designs and presentations.
With the summer break, the â€œSultans of Science: 1000 Years of Islamic Science Rediscoveredâ€ Exhibition is especially beneficial for Youth to attend. Organized by Liberty Science Center and MTE Studios, the Exhibition will run from July 01 till September 07, 2009. Hours of Admission and Fees to the Exhibition are: Monday to Thursday 10am – 7pm; Friday Closed; Saturday 10am – 7pm; and Sunday 12pm – 5pm. Tickets online at http://islamicdawahcenter.org/ are $15 (Adults); $10 (Children) and at the IDC Box Office $20 (Adults); $10 (Children). All tickets are for single entry: Special Groups Field Trips and School Groups require Reservation.
A Pre-Opening Celebration event was held last Friday, where several influential local political, professional and social leaders were present. Ameer Abuhalimeh, Executive Director of IDC welcomed everybody and read the message of famous basketball player Hakeem Olajuwan, who is President and Founder of IDC (he is presently in Jordan). Keynote Remarks came from City of Houston Councilmember, the Honorable M J Khan and Mayoral Proclamation was given by Minnette B. Boesel, the Mayorâ€™s Assistant for Cultural Affairs.
Consul Generals of Pakistan, India, Egypt and Great Britain were present. Everyone was mesmerized to see the depth of information in a most interactive manner provided to the attendees. â€œIt is a must to attend exhibition for all Houstoniansâ€™ and Americans,â€ said the Former Honorary Consul General of Pakistan in Houston Joanne King Herring.
For further information, one can visit http://islamicdawahcenter.org/ or call 713-223-3311.
Hundreds Thronged Rice University for 4th Annual ICNA-MAS South Region Conference
Fourth of July saw a Major Islamic Conference coming to Rice University Houston: This was the 4th Annual ICNA-MAS South Central Region Conference. Several hundred families came from Texas, Louisiana and elsewhere to attend this one day event, whose theme was: â€œServe Humanity for the Love of Divinityâ€. â€œNot only the theme was unique, but after attending various lectures and segments, I am convinced that all the speeches at the Conference had distinctive message and it was conveyed by all the speakers in a unique manner, which I have never felt at other Islamic Conferences. One needs to get the DVDs and CDs of this Conference for future reference and study,â€ said one of the regular attendee of the many Islamic Conferences in the Greater Houston Region.
Renowned scholars like Sheikh Nouman Ali Khan; Sheikh Abdool Rahman Khan; Imam Omar Suleiman; Imam Khalid Griggs; Imam Yousuf Estes; Dr. Zahid Bukhari; Dr. Muhammad Yunus; Dr. Mazhar Kazi; Sheikh Nisar-ul-Haq; Hafiz Tauqeer Shah; Sheikh Wazir Ali; Samid AL-Khatib; Reverand Kimberley; and many more, mesmerized the audiences with excellent presentations that had practical solutions to various issues facing communities nationwide in USA, as far as volunteering and assisting humanity is concerned.
â€œWindow to Islamâ€ Morning Session brought some Non-Muslims with Muslims and the Chapel besides Rice Memorial Ley Student Center was packed with people of all ages, as they understood the basics of Islam and learnt from Imam Yousuf Estes as to why he became Muslim. Other topics included â€œIslam: Not just a Middle Eastern Religionâ€; â€œThe History of Relationship between Muslims and Non-Muslimsâ€ and â€œInterfaith Panel Q-&-Aâ€.
Special â€œYoung Muslims Conferenceâ€ in the afternoon drew many youth in the community to learn their very crucial role in the society, like â€œLead Your Friends to Humanity for Your Lordâ€; â€œIslam: A Religion That Came on the Shoulders of Youthâ€; â€œMuslim Youth: Serving Humanityâ€; â€œMuslim Youth is Ready to Face Challengesâ€; and much more.
The main topics discussed in the Central Programs included â€œThe Islamic Solutions to Contemporary Social Problems, like the Declining Family Systemâ€; â€œDawah and Relief Go Hand in Handâ€; and â€œDeliverance Through Serviceâ€.
Sumptuous food was served by Lazzezza Restaurant. For more information and getting Conference material, one can call Omer Syed, Secretary of ICNA Houston at 713-253-4599.