A Celebration of World Heritage – Great Muslim American Road Trip

International Museum of Muslim Cultures | 201 E Pascagoula Street, Jackson

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Head over to the International Museum of Muslim Cultures for a Celebration of World Heritage from 10:30am – 3:30pm, along with a screening of the Great Muslim American Road Trip from 11am – 2pm. This event is part of IMMC’s Islamic Heritage Month.
Did you know that Timbuktu was designated as a World Heritage Site in 1988, Timbuktu City is regarded as the intellectual and spiritual capital of Africa’s Islamic propagation in the 15th and 16th centuries, and an economic hub. This city at the Sahara desert gateway was founded in the 5th century. Timbuktu is home to the Koranic Sankore University, and three big mosques – Djingareyber, Sankore and Sidi Yahia plus a series of Islamic schools (madrasas). When Islam was spreading, Timbuktu had 180 Koranic schools with 25,000 students. It also served as a marketplace where Islamic manuscripts, salt, gold, cattle, and grain from other regions were traded, according to UNESCO. Timbuktu’s ancient civilization is protected by the government and international law.
Join Mona Haydar and her husband Sebastian Robbins as they travel Route 66 to discover America and to uncover stories of Muslim builders, bakers, and skyscraper makers! You’ll learn about Sebastian’s journey to Islam, Mona’s creativity, how Muslims are promoting racial healing, the stories of the first Muslims, a tech entrepreneur shaping the future, and so much more.
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