think it's so important for all of us to understand each others cultures.
This Presentation is a wonderful way to introduce students to Islam.
It's a fantastic presentation"
Greetings of Peace (As-Salaamu Alaykum)
from the Organization of Islamic Speakers Midwest (OISM).
The Organization of Islamic Speakers Midwest is pleased to offer an opportunity to learn about Islam and Muslim cultures from American Muslims.
Conducted by trained and certified American Muslims, these seminars have been utilized in: schools, businesses, faith based institutions, police departments, civic organizations, hospitals, and state and local government agencies. These seminars are designed to assist professionals in gaining a basic understanding of Muslim cultures and an understanding of the diversity among Muslims.
" It was very interesting to hear from Muslims who actually
live the way they describe instead of hearing from
someone who just knows about it."
Student - Downers Grove North High School
Healthcare for the Muslim Patient
a knowledge of the views surrounding death
and donation in the Muslim faith will enable
me to approach
Muslim families in a way which respects
and will help me to serve them better regardless
their decisions regarding donation. I feel
I will be
able to assist as an advocate for Muslim
working with the doctors and nurses..”
“The combination of the message and the presenter were a perfect fit for our world cultures courses. Our students seemed very comfortable inter-acting with both speakers. This is a credit to what and how you presented the information.” —Educator, Naperville Central High School, Naperville, IL
Orientation on Islam & Interacting Effectively with Muslim Students
Teaching About Religion in Public Schools
- Do's and don'ts of teaching about religion
- Overview of social sciences content standards
- Teaching resources
Roots of Islam in America
- Supplement to American history studies relating to the Atlantic
slave trade and immigration
- Overview of the history of Muslims in the United states who might
have come to the Americas before Columbus, and certainly as
enslaved West Africans and pioneers from the Middle East
“It (the presentation) was very interesting, and I now feel I have a lot better understanding of the
Islamic faith. Has answered a lot of my questions.”
Student, 9th Grade
Working with the Arab and American Muslim Communities
- Especially for law enforcement
- Gain or reinforce community trust
- build rapport with the local Arab and American Muslim communities.
"I thought it was outstanding. The more we know about different cultures,
the better we are able to do our jobs."
Northwest Indiana Law Enforcement Academy ,March 2005
“I was very pleased to see such a warm human side to a woman of Muslim faith. It changed my stereotypes of Muslims...”
Student Argosy University Illinois School of Professional Psychology
Arab and Muslim Americans in the Workplace
- Especially for the business environment
- Fulfills many company policies relating to cultural diversity
- May help to prevent discrimination lawsuits
- Develop an awareness and understanding of Arab and American Muslim cultures
- Positively impact associate interactions in the workplace