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Hijab for a Day debuted on September 14, 2016 at the Rochester Civic Theatre

CIDI founder Regina Mustafa was invited to speak at Rochester Community and Technical College.

Rochester community education class: The Role of women in islam

being muslim: a practical guide

March 25, 2017    Rochester Art Center

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When: Wednesday, November 14th  6:30PM - 8:30PM

Where: Northrop Community Education Center RM 201

Regina Mustafa has been offering this class through Rochester Community Education for over three years!

More About the Class:

The role of women in the Islamic tradition is a topic of much controversy in the West. What do the Islamic sources of law state about the role and treatment of women?  Are men and women in Islam equal?  How do we separate culture from religion?  We will explore the women of the Qur’an, the women of the early Muslim community, as well as common modes of dress.  You may be surprised what you discover!

Thank you to all who came to Being Muslim: A Practical Guide on March 25th at the Rochester Art Center!

Over 225 people attended and was well-received!

Big thanks to all the actors, artists and poets who made the event possible. This was indeed a community effort!

Also, thanks to:

Rochester Art Center

Layali Desserts

Reviving Islamic Sisterhood of Empowerment (RISE)

TPT Minneapolis Public TV

Diversity Council of Rochester

Sen. Al Franken

Young Muslim Sisters (YMS)

Rochester 4 Justice

On November 3rd 2015 CIDI, along with the Sierra Club, Minnesota Interfaith Power and Light, and the Muslim Student Association of UMR presented Interfaith Climate Change: From Faith to Action.


Regina Mustafa will be present on the topic of Women in Islam! Stay tuned for speaking time and event schedule!

More About the Conference:

The Women and Spirituality Conference is a multi-faith gathering to celebrate diversity, spiritual experience and healing.  Whether you are interested in social justice as an expression of your faith, contemplative spiritual practice or exploring different traditions, this conference is for YOU.  The weekend events include an opening and closing ceremony, keynote address and 6 workshop selections from 60 offerings.

Dr. Jonathan Brown (Georgetown University and author of Misquoting Muhammad) presents Shariah Explained on May 30th, 2015 at the Rochester Public Library.  The event was organized by Islamic Resource Group (IRG) and CIDI.

Faith Talk Show: A Tale of Two Christians

Wendell Amstutz (left) and Paul Larson chat up faith with host Regina Mustafa during the kick-off show, December 3, 2014


Interfaith Call for Tolerance: ISIS is Not Islam September 22, 2014, Calvary Episcopal Church