The Humanity Day Award Ceremony, is the Islamic Center of Pittsburgh's (ICP) premier Outreach event.  The event is free and open to the public and we ask guests to RSVP here: https://goo.gl/forms/UKOERSTrSp3hKeop1

Held annually, usually during the sacred month of Ramadan, it’s a time when ICP invites friends and neighbors of all faiths to share our Ramadan tradition while celebrating and honoring members of the Pittsburgh community who are helping to cultivate compassion and respect in their chosen altruistic professions.

Our keynote speaker this year, Dr. Younus Y. Mirza.  He is an Assistant Professor of Islamic Studies at Allegheny College.  He defended his dissertation in Arabic and Islamic Studies from Georgetown University in 2012 and was awarded a Post Doc in Religious Studies at Millsaps College in 2012-13.  His dissertation was on the influential medieval historian and qur’anic exegete Ibn Kathir (d. 1373) whose works have been appropriated by modern Islamic movements.    His current research focuses on the relationship between the Bible and the Qur’an and the shared stories between them. He is a co-author of the book The Bible and the Qur’an: Biblical Figures in the Islamic Tradition and has published in various journals such as the Journal of the American Academy of Religion (JAAR), the Journal of Qur’anic Studies (JQS) and Islam Christian-Muslim Relations. He teaches courses on the Qur’an, Islamic Movements, Biblical and Qur’anic Prophets, Marriage and Sexuality in Islam and Islam and Other Religions.

PROGRAM

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Quran Recitation & Welcome
Guest Speaker Presentation
Presentation of Awards
Breaking of the Fast
Maghrib (Evening) Call to Prayer
Banquet Dinner

HUMANITY DAY HONOREES : 
Bibhuti Aryal, President, Rukmini Foundation, Chair of the Governor’s Advisory Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs
Nicole Molinaro Karacum, Interim CEO and Chief Program Officer, Women's Center and Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh
Rev. David Herndon, Senior Minister, First Unitarian Church
                                                                                      J. Matthew Landis, Chapter Director, No One Left Behind
                                                                                           Mila Sanina, Executive Director, Public Source Pittsburgh