Unveiling Mystery: The Women of Islam

Women of Islam exhibit
Unveiling Mystery: the Women of Islam is open February 10 and runs through May 31, 2014. The exhibit is located in the West Terrace of Pollak Library, on the second floor (just off of the bridge).

About the Curators

Trish Campbell has an M.A. in Anthropology, is the Exhibit Program Coordinator and Administrative Coordinator for Technical Services in Pollak Library at CSUF.

In collaboration with...

Essraa Nawar, born in Egypt, has an M.B.A. from the American Management and Business Administration Institute in Cambridge, MA and is Assistant to the Dean for Communications and External Relations in Leatherby Libraries at Chapman University.


Theresa Paulsrud, Head of Acquisitions in Leatherby Libraries at Chapman University.


Hina Ahmad is an undergraduate student in Political Science and Islamic Studies at CSUF and works part-time in Pollak Library.

Mona Bennani is an undergraduate student in Nursing at CSUF and Vice President of the Muslim Student Association.

Sarah Salama is an undergraduate student in Anthropology at CSUF and President of the Muslim Student Association.

About the Exhibit

Inspired by a display in Leatherby Libraries at Chapman University, Empowering Muslim Women, curated by Essraa Nawar and Theresa Paulsrud, this display is one portion of a larger exhibit focused on world religions. Our goal is to help dispel misconceptions about Muslim women and Islam. The display includes textiles, prayer beads, and personal items on loan from several individuals, and books from the library's collections. The book selection includes copies of the Qur'an and books covering topics as diverse as women and Islam, law, and the family. All books are available for check out. 


The curators would like to extend a very special thank you to Imam Mustafa Umar, Director of Education and Outreach at the Islamic Institute of Orange County. In addition, the curators wish to thank Matthew Van Norman and Rosemary Navarro of Access Services, and Latha Ramnath of Library Systems for their assistance. Finally, the curators wish to acknowledge and thank the following students for their assistance with book selections and/or installation of the exhibit: Isaac Contreras, Raziel Gamboa, Carose Le, Cristina Omidsalar, and Louis Vuong.

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