Monday, August 20, 2007

Muslim Students Group at University of Kaiserslautern Germany

Some days ago we decided to attend a lecture in Karlsruhe. We being the Muslim Students Group at University of Kaiserslautern (Muslimische Studenten Gruppe, TU Kaiserslautern). This group existed before but ceased to be active some years ago. We reconstructed this group to actively arrange activities for all the students at the university. We are starting from smaller activities and progressing towards bigger ones. So first of these activities were an Islamic weekend. We went to Karlsruhe on Saturday to attend a lecture by a converted German named Pierre Vogel. The lecture was arranged in a sports hall which was full with audience, both Muslims and non-Muslims (including German) with as many women as men; reason being perhaps the topic: Position of Women in Islam. The lecture was in German and the speaker was a native speaker. So I understood less than my level of German understanding. Before going to the lecture we had lunch together and saw the Karlsruhe castle. We 10 men had travelled from Kaiserslautern with Train while about 8 women came in a van we had rented. Photos.

The next day we arranged a Bar B Que party for the members and potential members. Though it was summer, summer was nowhere to be found. It rained that day as well, however, with a bit of wind. So we found two covered places at the Uni for Grill. One saved us from the wind but not rain; the other saved from rain but not wind. After some to and fro motions, we opted for the second option. There were about 50 people at the party. We had beef sausages and chicken and people brought salads. We also gave small talks about our MSG in German, English and Arabic. As soon as we started the party, the weather got good. Photos.

Now we are planning a trip to Trier to see the city and attend a couple of lectures there.

9 comments:

Ahmad said...

Normally the videos are available on Vogel website. Was there any recording in those lectures at Kl?

Yasir Niaz said...

Yes they made a video recording of the speech. I don't know when will it be available on their website.

Nick said...

I havent been to Kaisers Lautern... heard its good. enjoy Germany!

The Life in Germany

Zoubir said...

al salam alaykom
Mr. Niaz ,u did a wonderfull thing by reviving the muslim comunity in your university ,it made me proud sincerly .I'm also computer science student and i plan to continue my studies in germany .
good luck

Adi said...

Assalammuallaikum…
Hello,Mr.Yasir…

Wie geht es dir?

Let me to introduce my self self my name is Adi,
I live in Jakarta (Indonesia,SouthEast Asia),Iam 19 years old and iam a Moslem.
iam also computer science student

I go through your blog when I search anything about “life in germany” and i found it and I interesting as well, why iam interest with your blog because your blog is telling about your experience from you had a journey to go to germany until you life and study in there. I have read some of your story on your blog,that is great I think…
beside from that you are a moslem like me so we can share about moslem life in german.

Actually I proud with you,you are smart and kind I think.
i have a dream I can be like u,i can going to germany and continue my studies in there.but iam not sure about that…it’s so hard I think.

May I be you friend,so I can ask much about life in germany with you.
I hope u will answer my email soon

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Best Regard

motasim said...

Assalamualaikum!
I like to know about the dresses of Muslim student.
Can I attend in the class wearing Panjabi, Hut or the dresses Muslims wear.

I am interested to study in Germany. I am unable to stop wearing Islamic dresses.

please inform me!

motasim said...

Assalamualaikum!
I like to know about the dresses of Muslim student.
Can I attend in the class wearing Panjabi, Hut or the dresses Muslims wear.

I am interested to study in Germany. I am unable to stop wearing Islamic dresses.

please inform me!

motasim said...

Assalamualaikum!
I like to know about the dresses of Muslim student.
Can I attend in the class wearing Panjabi, Hut or the dresses Muslims wear.

I am interested to study in Germany. I am unable to stop wearing Islamic dresses.

please inform me!
Email: motasim.ry@gmail.com

Yasir Niaz Khan said...

Wa alaikum as salam brother Motasim,

I appreciate your curiosity and would urge you to go to Germany, to study and to learn valuable lessons about life. Germany is now a pretty much open country. They are starting to tolerate different cultures. Especially the people at the university. People on the streets will sometimes give you comments based on your outlook during festivals, but no one will get physical, at least during the day.

Secondly brother, there is no such thing as an "Islamic Dress". You used a better term when you said "dresses that Muslims wear". Punjabi dress is not an "islamic dress", it was worn by Sikh religion. Similarly Kameez Shalwar. What I have heard about Islam, it doesn't suppress cultures. It just introduces ethics in them and forbids the evil in them. The Prophet (pbuh) didn't change the culture of Medina when he moved there. There are Muslims who are born in non-Muslim countries and they wear their dresses. So their dresses are also "dresses worn by Muslims".

So brother, open your mind, read Quran and get out of the influence
of illiterate Muslims.