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      Truman students participate in Islam Awareness Week

      The Muslim Student Association at Truman State University is bringing awareness to campus.

      On Monday, students had the chance to experience authentic Islam cuisine. They also heard from a member of the Council on American-Islamic Relations. The speaker taught the students about what it is like to live and work in Islam. Those who attended also learned about the Five Pillars of Islam. The Five Pillars are prayer, concern for the needy, self purification and pilgrimage. Members of the Muslim Student Association hope this week encourages students of other cultures to ask questions about what it is like to be a Muslim.

      "There is a lot of misinformation online and sometimes in the media, and I like to come to the campuses to talk to students and bring awareness to them so that they can know," said Ferrahs Abdelbasit, a member of the Council on American-Islamic Relations.

      Islam Awareness Week at Truman State includes a movie screening and a prayer.