Lifting the veil
THE Australian Islamic College is hosting Islam: A Religion of Love and Peace Exhibition. The student art exhibition will celebrate Islam and break down misconceptions about the religion.
THE Australian Islamic College and the Islamic studies department are hosting an Islam: A Religion of Love and Peace exhibition at the college with the theme ‘I Shall Love All Mankind’.
Organiser Wael Ibrahim said the theme represented an acronym for the word Islam and aimed to bring awareness to the religion.
“We are trying to bring awareness to the public about a few misconceptions that non-Muslims in particular have about Islam; for example, the status of women in Islam,” he said.
The exhibition, which will be open from 3.30pm to 5.30pm from June 25 to 29, will include paintings, posters, books, pamphlets and artworks by the college students.
Visitors will also be able to participate by writing their name in Arabic.
“Art is a language that everyone understands and appreciates; we want to encourage talented students by demonstrating their art and interact with other communities of different faiths and backgrounds,” Mr Ibrahim said.
“The exhibition to me is the starting point where students can represent themselves through their talents and work.
“I love seeing others grow, so adding values to my students to bring their work to the public would mean the world to me.”
This is the first time the Islamic Studies department has been involved with the exhibition. The college has held similar exhibitions before.
Semina Pasic in front of Najmah Arife, Aafia Ymer and Huda Noor.
Year 8 Islamic College students Semina Pasic (seated) and, from left, Najmah Arife, Aafia Ymer and Huda Noor.