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Updates for Week 7, Winter Quarter
[NEW] ABBASI-MARKAZ STUDENT FELLOWSHIP NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS!
Abbasi Markaz Student Fellowship

The Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies and the Markaz Resource Center jointly invite applications for a new one-year undergraduate fellowship. The purpose of the fellowship is to foster student-led campus conversations on themes related to Islam or Muslim societies and cultures in any historical or regional context. In consultation with faculty, the Abbasi-Markaz fellow will identify themes of current interest to the Stanford community, curate a number of events with academics or speakers whose work engages with scholarship on Islam and Muslims, and organize the events through the Abbasi Program and the Markaz.

Learn more here and apply by April 30.
For any questions about the fellowship, contact Abiya Ahmed, Director of the Markaz, at abiya@stanford.edu.

BLACK LIBERATION MONTH CONTINUES
ANTI-RACISM AS A SPIRITUAL PRACTICE
Wednesday, February 24 at 5:30 PM PST
Join us for a conversation on Anti-Racism as a Spiritual Practice: Reflection on Prophet Musa (peace be upon him) from the Quran featuring Amina Darwish (Associate Dean for Religious and Spiritual Life and Advisor for Muslim Life at Stanford University) and Muhammad Ali (Muslim Chaplain at Bucknell University). Zoom link here. Find more information here.
WORLDS COLLIDE WITH SAKEENA ABDULRAHEEM
Saturday, February 27 at 10 AM PST
This Black Liberation Month, the Muslim Mental Health Initiative (MMHI) has organized a support group navigating the intersectionality of racereligion, and cultural identities with a licensed Khalil Center therapist. The Khalil Center is an international Muslim spiritual and psychological mental health and wellness center.
RSVP here.
UPCOMING MARKAZ EVENTS
FAMILY WEEKEND: DIGITAL MARKAZ TOUR 
Wednesday, February 24 at 6 PM PST
Stanford’s annual Family Weekend will be held virtually this academic year! Family members who have current undergraduates at the university are invited to attend a virtual tour of the Markaz through our Digital Markaz website this Wednesday at 6 PM! During the tour, we will offer information on our center's mission and programs, as well as showcase student work. Following the tour, we will be available to engage with the audience and answer any questions. The link to join the Zoom event will be emailed to those who registered for Family Weekend.
[POSTPONED] AFTERZOOM CHAI: ARABIC CALLIGRAPHY - Tuesday, March 2 at 3:30PM PST
The Arabic Calligraphy workshop during AfterZoom Chai has been postponed to Tuesday, March 2nd, 3:30-4:30 pm PST due to shipping delays. Participants can reach out to faatimah@stanford.edu with any questions. Zoom link here.
EVENTS FROM OUR ON CAMPUS PARTNERS

[2/25] TALK: QueerSalam's Arab Queer History with Hamzeh Daoud RSVP
[2/23] TALK: Black Islam and the Legacy of Malcolm X RSVP
[2/25] TALK: The Farmers Protest and the Future of India RSVP
[2/25] TALK: MSU's The End Times with Shaykh Rami Nsour ZOOM LINK

(password: 654321)
[3/11] TALK: Iran's Experiment with Parliamentary Government RSVP
[3/26] TALK: Mapping the Islamic World: Ottoman, Safavid, and Mughal Empires RSVP
COMMUNITY OPPORTUNITIES
Participate in an Oral History Project, "In Transit." “In Transit” seeks to interview international students to hear about their experiences with visas. The purpose is to understand the difficulties that international students undergo in applying for visas so that better measures can be suggested to improve their situation. They would also love to hear your views regarding your experience of being an international student at Stanford, and your broad views on immigration, borders, and travel. If you are not an international student in the USA, and have dual citizenship, or is an American citizen or permanent resident, you can still participate, provided you have some exposure to and an understanding of the topic. If interested, please contact Lakmali.

Audition for the play "As Soon as Impossible." As a part of TAPS 20/21 virtual season, professor Samer Al-Saber is directing a new comedic play from Arab-American playwright Betty Shamieh, "As Soon as Impossible" and auditions are being held next week! You can find more information about the play, character descriptions, and timeline AND sign up for the program here. Also check out this video invitation with some additional info about how Samer Al-Saber approaches casting here.

Participate on a study for Muslim Mental Health. The Stanford Muslim Student Mental Health Initiative (Stanford MMHI) is a community-driven research & advocacy project that has been launched in collaboration with the Markaz and the Stanford Muslim Mental Health Lab. Stanford MMHI aims to uplift Muslim students by understanding and advocating for their mental health needs. If you are interested in helping provide insight into Stanford Muslim students' mental health needs, you can participate in the following IRB-approved study by filling out this interest form. Follow the initiative on instagram @StanfordMMHI and email any questions here.

Apply for the Fatima Al-Fihiri Fellowship. The Fatima Al-Fihri Predoctoral Fellowship 2021 is a 9-month program in which computer science students from around the world who are planning on applying to PhD programs in the United States, work with current PhD students or researchers on research projects to strengthen their applications. The Fellowship is named after Fatima Al-Fihri, a Muslim woman who established in 859 CE the oldest-running university in the world, an international university for immigrants in Fez, Morocco. Apply by February 28th. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. More information here.
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