Middle School Students Encounter Islam

February 23, 2004

Source: The Record- Journal


On February 23, 2004 The Record- Journal reported, "Wearing a satin New York Yankees jacket and a white kufi, the traditional hat worn by Muslims at prayer, Sheik Mohammed Ahmed explained Islam's standards for prayer to his classmates during a field trip to New Haven Wednesday. Ahmed and 10 other Muslim students from Washington Middle School, members of the Meriden school's International Ambassadors Club, helped Yale University's Programs in International Educational Resources dispel misconceptions about Islam for their classmates. Yale hosted the trip and provided six hours of presentations about the Muslim faith and culture, from a lesson in Arabic writing to eating an authentic Middle Eastern lunch."