The prom is held annually to celebrate the completion of high school. It usually takes place in May. In some schools, there is a junior (after grade 11) and a senior prom (after grade 12). In others, it is only held at the end of twelfth grad.
You've resigned yourself to the fact that you aren't going to the prom. It took a lot of heated discussion with your parents and Muslim friends, but you've finally made that decision: you're not going. If only it were that easy.
With this sample letter, Muslim parents can communicate effectively with their children's public school teachers when it comes to seeking general or particular religious accommodations, including but not limited to finding a space to offer prayers.
A child's education is primarily his or her parents' responsibility, not the school's or the teacher's. This is why it is critical that Muslim parents keep an eye on what their children are being taught in the public school system.
The Council on Islamic Education is made up of scholars in the fields of history, religion, education and curriculum specialists and teachers. It works with textbook publishers during their development of new kindergarten to grade 12 history-social science teaching materials.
Students are routinely exposed in their classroom to new information and opinions, hence they tend to be more receptive to other beliefs and ideas. Bridges of understanding built and the friendships formed during the school years can go long way in achieving respect for all faith and cultures.
Sex education in public schools is part of the curriculum, and unless Muslim parents get involved in discussing this topic from the Islamic perspective, their children will receive information given outside of a Muslim worldview.
Sound Vision aims to produce content that helps build bridges of understanding among Muslims and their neighbors, with emphasis on youth.
Sound Vision would like to see Muslims achieve their full potential as dynamic and creative individuals, who are comfortable with themselves and their environment.
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Radio Islam is America's only live daily Muslim radio talk show that provides a two-way conversation on the air with Muslims and their neighbors in the Chicagoland area.
MuslimFest is an award-winning annual festival celebrating the best in Muslim art, culture, and entertainment, attended by 25,000 visitors in Toronto, Canada, every year.
Adam's World is a series of videos featuring two Muslim puppets, Adam and his sister Aneesah. Adam's World has been a source of creative Islamic education for thousands of young Muslims growing up in North America and Europe.
One America Coalition, includes groups like the ACLU, Daily Kos, J Street, Voto Latino, Color of Change, Sound Vision, Charter for Compassion, the Interfaith Center of New York, among 50 other civil liberties and interfaith organizations.