Students in Islam course travel to St. Louis mosque

Students in Islam course travel to St. Louis mosque

Students in Islam course travel to St. Louis mosque

October 29, 2014

Truman students enrolled in the PHRE Islam course taught by Dr. Appold recently took part in an all-day field trip to the¬†Daar ul-Islam Masjid int. Louis. The mosque is the largest in St. Louis and includes also a day school for elementary level children. Following a noon lunch in the Pakistan Saffron Restaurant, students toured the main area of the mosque and noted characteristic architectural features of the building. Observation of the noon prayer service and a two-hour question and answer discussion with Sister Maysa, visitation coordinator, filled the afternoon. One surprise in the field trip was the tour of the Al-Salam Day School and the introduction to its newly installed principal, Mudir Abdul-Mun’im Jitmoud. It turns out that both he and his wife were students at Truman back in the early ’80’s and had taken classes with Dr. Appold.

Islam class at mosque

Islam class at mosque

Dr. Appold at mosque

Dr. Appold at mosque