Islam: Basics and Issues Confronting Muslims in the US and Elsewhere in the World

Hybrid Service – In Person and On Zoom

Speakers: Rashed and Christina Ferdous

Rashed and Christina Ferdous will give us an introduction to the Muslim faith, and share their perspective on the issues of greatest concern to Muslims in the U.S. and other places in the world.

Rashed Ferdous is the Islamic Resource Group board chair. He has been involved with various interfaith activities in Rochester, the Twin Cities, and throughout greater Minnesota. Rashed serves on the board of directors for the Rochester mosque. He volunteers at various jails and prisons.

Christina Ferdous was born and raised in northern Minnesota, near Brainerd. Raised a Christian, she converted to Islam while attending college as a nursing student. While in college, she served as president of the Student Nurses Association and was also a newsletter editor. Christina is married and a mother of four children. She works at a metro hospital as a critical care registered nurse. Christina is a volunteer speaker for IRG, and has also volunteered at Habitat for Humanity, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and Rochester Muslim Community Circle (RMCC). She is currently serving on the board of directors of Al Amal School in Fridley. Christina loves to read, decorate cakes, and garden.