Islam topic of Feb. 9 talk at UW-Barron County

By UW-Barron County

Abdihadi Kulmiye, imam at Barron’s Al Taqwa mosque, and his translator, Isaak Mohamed, will present “Talking about Islam,” as part of UW-Barron County’s Thursdays at the U Lecture and Performance Series on Feb. 9, 12:30 to 1:20 p.m., in the Blue Hills Lecture Hall (R234).

Kulmiye started teaching Islam when he lived in Somalia and has over 10 years of experience doing so. He currently leads prayers five times each day at the mosque and also is in charge of the religious education for children. Mohamed works full-time as a bi-lingual instructional aide in the Barron Area School District. He has a degree in social work and previous experience as a translator for several non-governmental organizations, including the US Department of Refugees. The goal of their presentation is to help their neighbors in northwest Wisconsin better understand the backgrounds and viewpoints of Muslim and Somalian refugees. 

The Thursdays @ the U series is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the UW-Barron County Foundation. UW-BC is located at 1800 College Dr., Rice Lake. For more information, call 715-234-8176. 


Brian Becker