Magazine article Islamic Horizons

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Magazine article Islamic Horizons

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THE ALL-DULLES AREA MUSLIM SOCIETY (ADAMS) co-sponsored and participated the Interfaith Unity Walk on Sept. 9 in D.C.

The walk started from the Washington Hebrew Congregation, visiting churches and temples along the route, paused at the Islamic Center (located on Embassy Row) and finally concluded at the Gandhi Memorial Statue. This year's speakers included Imam Mohamed Magid and other faith leaders.

The walk instituted in 2005 has been bringing various faiths together.

UNDERGRADUATES AMEENA ALATTAR (Portland State University) and Ibrahem AlJilani (Oregon State University) have been awarded Muslim Educational Trust 's annual MET Dr. Riyaz Ahmed Scholarship 20 1 2- 1 3 school year. The award celebrates Ahmed's years of public service and contribution to the growth of the Muslim American community in Portland, Ore.

For the past 23 years, Riyaz Ahmed has benefited countless people and worthy projects with his generous support and inspiring leadership. MET's Dr. Riyaz Ahmed Scholarship Fund supports students, representing various area high schools and colleges or universities, toward completing their post-secondary education at the colleges and universities of their choice. The scholarship committee comprised Jahed Sukhun (Portland State University), Fatima Albar (Portland State University), and Jawad Khan (Oregon Islamic Academy).

Previous recipients of the MET Dr. Riyaz Ahmed Scholarship are: Omar Sheikh (BS Engineering, Oregon State University), Summer Rife BA Liberal Arts, Oregon State University), Ahmed Aissi (BS, Portland State University), Manar Alattar (MS Biology, Portland State University), Sanaa Saifan (MA School Administration, Lewis & Clark College), Haroun Khalid (MS Health Management, Portland State University), Yasmine Sukhun (BA Communications, Portland State University), Holy Coppenhagen (MA Sports Science, Pacific University), Nadia Sheikh (BA Journalism, George Town University), Imran Syed Haider (MPA, Portland State University), Michelle Rintelman (MPH, Portland State University), and Amatullah Hussein (M. …

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