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> 2004 Program to Uzbekistan
ISLAMICITY TRAVEL STUDY
Muslims growing up and living in
Western countries have limited opportunities to gain meaningful insight into
their rich heritage and into the lives of fellow Muslims around the world. Some
Muslims have not traveled abroad except for performance of Hajj or Umra. Others
visit their homeland or that of their parents for brief visits, but do not learn
about other regions or peoples outside their particular culture. Educational
materials are also inadequate for engendering proper understanding of our
diverse ummah. Adding to this, an upbringing in the West often tends to
distance young Muslims from identifying in a meaningful way (culturally,
socially, intellectually, economically, etc.) with their peers living elsewhere.
In order to engender a greater global
connection among Muslims, IslamiCity offers travel study programs. The travel
takes place in Muslim countries or in countries with an Islamic heritage. The
objectives of the program include:
human interaction between participants and
fellow Muslims in other parts of
the world, in order to engender a sense of Islamic solidarity and
Educating Muslims of
all ages living in the West about the rich
cultural heritage and
various Muslim peoples, of which they form a part.
- Providing Muslims with a unique life
experience through travel and learning.
The tour is open to Muslim adults age
18 and above, and students in particular are encouraged to take part.
Participants should be in good physical condition with no serious health issues,
as the program is packed with activities, and may be physically
demanding (long walks). A completed application form with payment
of a non refundable deposit of $200 is required to reserve your space on the
program. Space is limited. Register