Festival of the Sacrifice
The 12th annual Eid al-Adha Dinner sponsored by the Muslim Students Association featured both South Asian, Middle Eastern and Persian treats and a talk given by John Esposito, one of the worlds leading scholars on Islam. Esposito presented a talk titled Islam and the West: Confrontation or Accommodation? The Muslim celebration of Eid al-Adha, the Festival of the Sacrifice, commemorates the prophet Abrahams willingness to sacrifice his son to God and marks the end of Hajj, the pilgrimage to Mecca. Nuzhath Hussain (top photo, right) serves food to dinner guests.