An Islamic art exhibit is currently on display at Texas A&M University’s Reynolds Gallery in the school’s Memorial Student Center (MSC). The exhibit titled “Salaam” involves multiple groups:
“The MSC Visual Arts Committee has collaborated with the Muslim Students’ Association at Texas A&M University and the Islamic Arts Society of Houston to bring this unique and culturally immersive exhibit to campus, in order to share just a few personal expressions and interpretations of Islam with Texas A&M and the Bryan/College Station community,” the Visual Arts Committee site states.
It goes on to say that Islam itself, as well as the university’s MSA and the Islamic Arts Society, all share the “mission” “to spread peace and love, and to bring people together as a community. That is also the intention of this exhibit.”
An article on The Battalion quoted MSA vice president Sibba Al-Kahtani stating that “Islam is a peaceful religion.” She continued: “I know a lot of people don’t particularly believe that, but it is. It is a religion that allows you to find clarity within your own self. It pushes on forgiveness and being one with everything, almost. Peace is heavily emphasized in our religion and order because if you don’t have peace, you cannot be at rest.”