"I 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"
Teacher-Scott Elementary School

"Wonderful information I would like to do this with each group of new students every year."
Teacher-Curie High School

"I never knew I could learn so much about one culture in so little time."
Student-Hinsdale Central High School

"I thought the presentation was very imformative it was great to have clarification on topics related to Islam. Next time I will have my students prepared with educated questions."
Teacher-Lake Park High School



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Greetings of Peace (As-Salaamu Alaykum)
from the Organization of Islamic Speakers Midwest (OISM).

OIS Midwest provides trained and certified Muslim speakers for all types of educational and commercial settings. As an accredited ING (Islamic Network Group) affiliate and a member of the Naperville, Illinois Chamber of Commerce, we serve the entire Chicagoland area and the surrounding suburbs.

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.
  • 40 minute Power Point presentations
  • Question/Answer session with speaker
  • Islamic artifacts
  • Lesson Plans that correlate school curriculum and Social Studies IL- Learning Standards
  • Online resources of web sites& books on Islam

" 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

Islamic Contributions to Civilizations

  • Supplement social sciences and the humanities
  • Overview of Islamic contributions to civilization
  • Cultural interactions between Europeans and Muslims


Healthcare for the Muslim Patient
  • Especially for healthcare professionals
  • Specific religious practices of Muslims and their impact on health care
  • Islam’s position on particular health care issues
“...Having a knowledge of the views surrounding death and dying and donation in the Muslim faith will enable me to approach Muslim families in a way which respects their concerns, and will help me to serve them better regardless of their decisions regarding donation. I feel I will be able to assist as an advocate for Muslim families when working with the doctors and nurses..”
Member of Recovery Staff Gift of Hope Organ & Tissue Donor - Network, Elmhurst, IL

“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

  • Orientation on Islam & Muslims
  • Supplement curriculum for culture studies
  • Overview of Muslim student religious practices.

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

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