Sister Soljah
July 31, 2004
 
Weekend

I was planning to go here per Zack's suggestion a few weeks ago in my blog, but insh'Allah next weekend as this weekend has gotten quite full. Today was chores and stuff. Tomorrow is Helen, Georgia, a Bavarian looking town near the mountains that has waterfulls and charm. Population 400 and some. I'm going with Tahira, who I recently met, and her family. I really look forward to getting out with them. Afterwards, I'm supposed to meet some other people at Muslim Day 2004:

Muslims to highlight religion's diversity. Different elements of Atlanta's Muslim community have joined to sponsor Muslim Day 2004, a celebration of diversity in Grant Park on Aug. 1. Muslims ranging from Bosnian refugees to Middle Easterners and African-Americans will gather starting at 10 a.m. The event, which ends at 7 p.m., will feature Islamic handicrafts, clothing, picnics and an international bazaar. An estimated 75,000 Muslims belonging to at least 32 mosques live in metro Atlanta. Non-Muslims also are welcome. "Many Americans have grown accustomed to thinking of Muslims as a completely homogenous body," said Amjad Taufique of the Majlis Ash-Shura, a citywide council of mosques organizing Muslim Day 2004. "We are taking this time to remind ourselves of the vast diversity defining Al-Islam and the contributions Muslims make in America every day." The free event will include an educational component. There will be cultural showcases and children will display knowledge of the Quran.

Sounds interesting. That's a lot of Muslims...75,000 - whoa. And I am definately seeing Before Sunset this weekend. It keeps getting postponed and so does the park Zack provided info for and I'm anxious to do both.
 
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