I'm trying something new...I'm coordinating the celebration of Prophet Muhammad's birthday with the Malaysian Muslim community. The outline of the program will be musical with nasyeed songs by Malaysian students, a youth group from the Orange County Islamic Center that is led by a Malaysian teacher and myself, also of Malaysian heritage!!
AND, there will be Malaysian food! :-)
I was hoping to rope in other Muslim traditions like those from Africa, but that didn't happen. Maybe next year and maybe some of you in this community can help with reaching out to others interested in participating in such a program.
The address at Pomona College is not precise, but it will be on that campus. I'll post a more detailed address and directions next week. In the meantime, please plan on coming and bring $5 to help subsidize the food!
4.30 pm Arrival of guests/ Set up of solat area
Snacks, “kuih muih”, tea and coffee will be served
5.16 pm Adzan Maghrib; Solat Maghrib
5.40 pm Nasheed Presentation
by students from Cal Poly Pomona, MIFNA members, and Ani.
6.35 pm Adzan Isha’; Solat Isha’
7.00 pm Welcome and Appreciation Remarks
7.15 pm Dinner
8.15 pm Selawat with kompang (all attendees)
8.30 pm Clean up and adjourn
Dinner will be provided.
However we’d appreciate if guests could bring a tray of “kuih”, snacks or fruit for the afternoon tea before the event. Please contact Nor Sharif at[masked] if you need ideas of what to bring for snacks or “kuih”. Some suggestions:
karipap, bingka ubi, seri muka
, vegetable tray with dip, nuts,
Please refer to directions below to the Bronco Student Center, Building 35, Cal Poly Pomona. Please park at parking Lot C, and buy the parking permit from the automated parking machine in the parking lot. Parking permit is $5.
Bronco Student Center (BSC) URSA Major AB-2611
3801 W. Temple Avenue, Building 35
Cal Poly Pomona
Pomona, CA 91768