Roses handed out at U of R for Islam Awareness Week

Students at the University of Regina are handing out flowers to prompt discussion during Islam Awareness Week.

Muslim Students' Association says flowers intended to initiate conversation about Islam

Students at the University of Regina handed out flowers for Islam Awareness Week on Jan. 19, 2016. (Brian Rodgers/CBC)

Students were getting the conversation going about Islam by handing out roses at the University of Regina on Tuesday.

The Muslim Students' Association hands out the flowers every year as part of Islam Awareness Week. 

...it's important for us to be out there and allowing people to come and ask questions because they certainly do have them.- Amir Aboguddah, Muslim Students' Association

They attached lines from the Qur'an or phrases from the prophet Muhammad, and invited people to ask questions they may have about Islam. 

"Especially when there's international events, such as the ones that happened in the Middle East, or anywhere around the world, people will start to ask questions," said Amir Aboguddah, president of the Muslim Students' Association.

Students from the Muslims Students' Association were available to answer questions people had about Islam.

"I think especially in such circumstances, it's important for us to be out there and allowing people to come and ask questions because they certainly do have them," he said.

The group is planning different events throughout the week, including special guest lecturers on topics involving Islam. 

The lectures start each night at 7 p.m. this week in the Riddell Centre.