Education

All-Girls Prom Offers Alternative for Muslim Teens

By Mary-Ellen Phelps Deily — June 11, 2007 1 min read

A girls-only event offered Muslim teens in Minnesota a fun alternative to the more traditional proms some forgo for religious or cultural reasons, according to a story in the Pioneer Press.

The Saturday night PROM—Party foR Only Muslimahs, or Muslim girls—was organized by the Muslim Youth of Minnesota and co-sponsored by the University of Minnesota’s Al-Madinah Cultural Center. “I’d hate to miss this,” Sabrina Wazwaz, 15, a freshman who goes to Twin Cities Academy in St. Paul, Minn., told the Pioneer Press. “I think it’s really nice how they thought of the Muslim girls who can’t go to the American prom, so they made this for us.” The organizers plan on repeating the event annually.

A version of this news article first appeared in the Around the Web blog.