Student group teaches campus about Islam

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SHAFAQNA – According to Minnesota Daily More than 350 University of Minnesota students covered their heads with hijabs in front of Coffman Union on Tuesday while Muslim students taught them about the importance of the headscarves in Islam. The event was one of several the Al-Madinah Cultural Center and the Muslim Students Association hosted to both celebrate Islam Awareness Week and help clear up common misconceptions about Muslims. Student groups hope this week will explain aspects of their culture and set the groundwork for a better community for Muslims on campus. The many misunderstandings about the daily life of practicing Muslims can make situations uncomfortable for those who follow the faith and non-Muslims alike, AMCC President Nora Nashawaty said.

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