Jamah Club Dinner
by Jawad Moshin
On Oct. 13, Northside’s Jamah Club hosted its annual dinner which lasted from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and included many festivities. One of which was a speech given by Bushra Amiwala, a sophomore in college, who is running for office on the Cook County Board. She discussed her background, why she wants to run for office on the Cook County Board, and the experiences that she went through growing up as a minority and Muslim in America. She also talked about civic engagement and informed the audience on how to make a difference in their communities. The speech lasted for about 40 minutes and was very entertaining and informative.
Following the speech, attendees were treated with dozens of trays of food, prepared by students and their parents. There were numerous lines that stretched throughout the cafeteria for the delicious biryani, kabobs, samosas, hummus, pita, salads, baklava, and cake. After everyone served themselves, they sat down and socialized in an atmosphere filled with conversation and laughter. President of Jamah Club, Ibraheem Khan, Adv. 810, said that he was “Quite surprised by the turnout and was delighted to see so many people come, even some that were not Muslim.” He continued to say that, “The dinner was a huge success and it is an honor to continue this tradition that has been going on for 13 years now.”
The night concluded with the recitation of the Isha Prayer (one of the five daily prayers).