On Feb. 24th, 2019, Bilal School grade 9-12 students visited the Baha’i center in Beaverton for an interfaith conversation and to learn more about the Baha’i faith. Our students and parent volunteers were welcomed warmly by the center on a rainy day with music, tea and snacks.
The high school students spent a weekend at Seaside with Tr. Nura and Br. Omar as mentors. They prayed Salah in congregation and held halaqas with their mentors. They also spent time playing beach sports, splashing in the ocean, shopping in the nearby Mall, swimming in the hotel pool and having delicious smores around the campfire at night while listening to Tr. Nura’s famous Jinn stories! Many thanks to our wonderful coordinator Farzana for all her efforts!
Our high school students visited the Muslim Community Center of Portland to meet with the African American Muslim leaders of our community for Black History month. Quoting Br. Azim “The experience that I had along with other students and volunteers is one of the rare ones. The intersection of love, hospitality, warmth, history, emotions, faith and brotherhood/sisterhood was simply astounding.” We all were totally blown away by the eloquence of our host sisters. We learned a lot and were so awed by the experiences and wisdom they shared with us.