Office of Multicultural Student Success

muslim heritage month


Planning committees are open to all UT students, faculty, and staff. If you are interested in serving on the planning committee for Muslim Heritage Month, please email



Muslim Heritage Month Kickoff

Friday, October 2, 2020 – 7:00pm on Zoom

Muslim Student Association will explain the significance of Muslim heritage and have ice breakers and fun games with prizes!

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Virtual Seminar: Roundtable Discussion: Love, Laws, and Changes

Saturday, October 3, 2020 - 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

From their mundane to their sublime forms, love and desire have played a central role in various discourses in modern Iran. From romantic epics to ghazals, and from arranged marriages to white marriages, and from companionate love to contemporary cohabitations, desire is undoubtedly one of the most important theoretical topics for scholars.

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Black and Afro-Iranians in Iranian Cultural Imaginary

Tuesday, October 6, 2020 - 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This panel will discuss Black and Afro-Iranians in the Iranian Cultural Imaginary

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 Ask a Muslim - Common Misconceptions of Islam

Friday, October 9, 2020 – 7:00pm on Zoom

This night will be a virtual documentary screening following an open-dialogue night where we will discuss common misconceptions about Islam and answer any questions our audience may have of us.

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Life Without Basketball Documentary Viewing

Friday, October 9, 2020 - 8:00PM on Zoom

Join the Muslim Student Association to watch the documentary, Life Without Basketball. Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir broke barriers in becoming the first Division I basketball player to play wearing hijab. When a ruling ends her chances at playing professionally, she re-examines her faith and identity as a Muslim American. Attendees must have Amazon Prime to watch.

Interfaith Panel - An Open Dialogue of Faith

Thursday, October 15, 2020 – 7:00pm on Zoom

This night will be a virtual open dialogue which will give students the opportunity to learn about different faiths!

Representatives from the Muslim Student Association, Indian Student Cultural Organization, Catholic Student Association, Hillel and the Multifaith Council will lead our discussion and represent Islam, Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, and Hinduism.

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Muslims in America: Our Story

Friday, October 23, 2020 – 7:00pm on Zoom

Collaboration with ALM, ΜΔΑ, SOS & MENAA for an open-mic night! Students will be given the opportunity to tell their story regarding their experiences in America. Sign-ups will be sent out prior to the event!
ALM: Alpha Lambda Mu
ΜΔΑ: Mu Delta Alpha
SOS: Students Organize For Syria
MENAA: Middle Eastern and North African Association

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Contemporary Muslim Fashions Exhibition

Organized by the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, this pioneering exhibition examines how Muslim women—those who cover and those who do not—have become arbiters of style within and beyond their communities.

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Enslaved and Muslim in Early America Podcast

Today, the U.S. population is about 1% Muslim, but in the late 1700s that number was likely closer to 5%. Who were these early Muslim Americans, where did they go, and why didn’t we all learn about them in school? In this episode, we search for American history's missing Muslims, and explore their experience through the words of Omar ibn Said, an enslaved Muslim man in North Carolina whose one-of-a-kind autobiography still resonates today.

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Four Muslim American Women Shaping Fashion Today Article

Modest fashion is one of the fastest-growing parts of the global fashion industry. Contemporary Muslim Fashions, organized by the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and presented at our Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, shares the work of designers, entrepreneurs, journalists, influencers, and others who have drawn international attention to the vitality of the Muslim modest style community.

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Arts of the Islamic World Collection 

The phrases “arts of the Islamic World” and “Islamic art” refer to a variety of artistic traditions that have flourished in a vast geographic region—from southern Spain and North Africa to the islands of Southeast Asia since the advent of Islam in the late seventh century. While different cities and regions developed their own distinct secular and religious visual language, they also share certain formal and aesthetic concerns. The Freer and Sackler together hold one of the country’s finest collections of the arts of the Islamic world, with particular strengths in illustrated manuscripts and ceramics among the more than 2,200 objects.

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17 Famous Black Muslims Article

Essence magazine has complied a list of 17 Black Muslims. Find more about this list of people that you may not know about! 

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Last Updated: 9/30/20