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Community Education

Dar-ul-Ihsan Centre is involved in projects that promote better understanding and dialogue between Muslims and the larger, non-Muslim community.





Previous programs include:



**Encore Seniors’ Education Centre
This one-session course will give participants a basic overview of Islamic principles.  Other topics covered will include the major divisions within the wider Islamic world and Islam's relation with other religions.  Presenter Barbara Helms, (founder and principal of Dar-ul-Ihsan Muslim School, Executive Director of Dar-ul-Ihsan Centre for Islamic Education).
Wednesday, Nov. 8 from 2:30 to 4:30 pm.  Encore Seniors' Education Centre, St. Lawrence College, 2 Belmont Street, Cornwall. Tel: (613-937-1525), E-mail:


**DVD screening of Muhammad (pbuh) Legacy of a Prophet

When: October 25, 2006, 6-8:30 p.m.

Where: Cornwall Public Library, Program Rooms 1 & 2

Produced by Kikim Media and aired on PBS, this film "tells the story of the seventh century prophet who changed world history in 23 years, and continues to shape the lives of more than 1.2 billion people. Three years in the making, the film takes viewers not only to ancient Middle Eastern sites where Muhammad’s story unfolds, but into the homes, mosques and workplaces of some of America’s estimated seven million Muslims to discover the many ways in which they follow Muhammad’s example.”


“a candid, thoughtful, flowing, visually stunning film...that is as timely as documentaries get.”

                             –Howard Rosenberg, Los Angeles Times


“Riveting, informative and inspiriting, ‘Muhammad’ sets the record straight”

                             –Jonathan Curiel, San Francisco Chronicle


Followed by a brief, interactive discussion of the film, lead by Barbara (Masumah) Helms, Executive Director of Dar-ul-Ihsan Centre.


To request additional screenings or to borrow Muhammad: Legacy of a Prophet contact Dar-ul-Ihsan at (613) 932-9019




**Community Reads 2005, sponsored by the Cornwall Public Library, Stormont Dundas & Glengarry County Library, Tri-County Literacy Council and T.R. Leger School of Adult, Alternative and Continuing Education. Featured speaker, Barbara Helms, Islamic educator, discusses the basics of Islam and addresses the portrayal of Islam in the Community Reads selections, “Kite Runner” (Khaled Hosseini) and “Parvana’s Journey” (Deborah Ellis).




**Speaking engagements at local secondary schools, for class and/or school assemblies, including La Citadel, Cornwall Collegiate and Vocational School, and General Vanier.




Dar-ul-Ihsan Centre is a community educational resource: staff is available to give information, answer questions and provide qualified speakers to community groups and institutions, as requested. Messages can be left at 613-932-9019.