Published on March 5, 2014
TESTIMONIALS & PHOTOS FROM SCHOOLS AND THE COMMUNITY
Islamic Speakers Bureau ~ Administrator Testimonials Thank you again for offering your time, knowledge and insights to the class this morning. One of my students ran into my office between classes to say how "awesome the speaker was today!" High school administrator, San Francisco
Islamic Speakers Bureau ~ Administrator Testimonials She appreciated how articulate and honest you were. I have no doubt that your visit will foster a deep, reflective discussion in class tomorrow. Good luck in the important work you are doing! High school administrator, San Francisco
Islamic Speakers Bureau ~ Healthcare Testimonials For the valuable teaching you consistently offer, THANK YOU! For the freshness of your spirit and syllabus, THANK YOU! We are so appreciative of your good works in this world. Healthcare administrator, Oakland
Islamic Speakers Bureau ~ Healthcare Testimonials While I have had the opportunity to learn about Islam before, I found myself learning more and understanding some things more clearly as a result of your presentation. I appreciate that you took the time to come and be with us. Hospital Chaplaincy trainer, Concord
Islamic Speakers Bureau ~ Faith Leader Testimonials Our students provide spiritual care to varying faith traditions. The ING presentation has helped us learn how to provide competent, informed and better care to Muslims. Chaplaincy trainer, Berkeley
Islamic Speakers Bureau ~ Faith Leader Testimonials Thank you for your commitment to education and to going out of your way to connect with other interested communities of faith and learning. We are grateful for your mission! Presbyterian pastor, Oakland
Islamic Speakers Bureau ~ Teacher Testimonials Thank you so much for your visit. Your insight into the Muslim world was refreshing and wonderful for our seventh graders. The work you do is making our understanding of the beautiful diversity of our world, our nation, and our community so much more meaningful. Middle school teacher, San Leandro Your visits are very precious to us. Middle school teacher, Palo Alto
Islamic Speakers Bureau ~ Teacher Testimonials What better experience for the students than to hear and see someone who is a primary source for this area of study! Middle school teacher, San Leandro The speakers are very competent and professional. The slide show was great. The presentation content is meticulously designed, appropriate, and informative. The speaker was a great motivator! Middle school teacher, Gilroy
Islamic Speakers Bureau ~ Teacher Testimonials ING continually evolves--addressing the next set of needs as they emerge. ONGOING learning and anticipatory leadership are hallmarks of ING. High school teacher, South San Francisco
Islamic Speakers Bureau ~ High School Student Testimonials I thought it was so AMAZING how you would take all the time to teach and make us learn that you are as normal as me. That took a lot of courage by coming in your hijab. It looked beautiful on you and made me understand that you're not ashamed of being who you really are. High school student, South San Francisco
Islamic Speakers Bureau ~ High School Student Testimonials I learned that Muslim faith is not that much different from Christianity/Catholicism. We all believe in one God and pray. High school student, South San Francisco It was amazing!! It has completely changed my vision of what is possible for my students. High school teacher, Portsmouth, RI (via webinar)
Islamic Speakers Bureau ~ High School Student Testimonials What I learned yesterday is how much your religion is similar to Christianity. Honestly, I did think that Islamic believers were way different than the person you are. I always saw it as our religions would butt heads, but after you talked about the Qur'an, it didn't seem so to me. High school student, South San Francisco
Islamic Speakers Bureau ~ Middle School Student Testimonials I think it is good to have an organization that goes to schools and has presentations. There are a lot of stereotypes and it’s good that there is an organization that speaks about Islam. Middle school student, Novato The experience was cool and interactive, and I am glad you came. I didn't know that Muslims had achieved so much! Middle school student, Palo Alto
Islamic Speakers Bureau ~ Middle School Student Testimonials Thank you for coming and presenting to our class. I learned a lot and now I feel much more knowledgeable and comfortable with the idea of Islam and the Muslim people. Middle school student, Occidental I learned much about the values and beliefs held by Muslims that I had perceived incorrectly in the past. Middle school student
Islamic Speakers Bureau ~ Middle School Student Testimonials I used to think the Muslim religion was really strict and strange. Now I know that Islam is very much like Christianity and it is not strict at all. She explained how her everyday life is like everyone else’s in the United States. Middle school student I enjoyed the whole thing. It has helped me put my own religion into perspective. There was not a dull moment. Middle school student
Islamic Speakers Bureau ~ Middle School Student Testimonials I would like to thank you for coming to my class and explaining the Muslim ways. Before you came I was often wondering why the women would dress that way or how Muslims prayed. You satisfied my class's and my curiosity and we all say thank you. Middle school student, San Leandro
Islamic Speakers Bureau ~ Middle School Student Testimonials I thought people from Islam where just terrorists but now I know. I apologize for thinking like that without knowing. Thanks once again. Middle school student
Islamic Speakers Bureau ~ Middle School Student Testimonials I plan to help my baby nephew. When he is learning about Islam, I will share my knowledge with him. When the time comes and I have children, I will share my knowledge with them as well. Middle school student
Islamic Speakers Bureau ~ Middle School Student Testimonials Centuries (A poem about Muhammad) Look at the beautiful city, a city of dreams that, one day, you can rule a kingdom. I feel the sand that our prophet Muhammad voyaged across to different lands I see travelers struggling through whipping sand to find a new home I smell the scent of a great feast that could go on for many days to come. I hear the cheering of a great kingdom welcoming their king to his new home. I taste the fresh spring water bursting out of the gigantic stream that may flow forever. Middle school student, Aptos
Interfaith Speakers Bureau ~ Social Workers’ Testimonials I have a renewed respect for the Islamic faith and the dedication and patience of its practitioners. Social worker, Walnut Creek I observed the similarities of the different religions. There is a common ground from which we all believe - there is a power greater than ourselves. Social worker, Walnut Creek
Interfaith Speakers Bureau ~ Adult Testimonials It made me think how much goodness there is across the faiths. Intuit employee, Mountain View It was amazing. They were fantastic. My students really remember and talk about the speakers all year. High school teacher, San Francisco
Interfaith Speakers Bureau ~ College Student Testimonials I was surprised how civil and respectful each religion was toward each other. College student, San Jose Islam has been a mystery to me and it was very enlightening to hear from a Muslim about his beliefs. My view went very positive from a generally negative view of Islam. College student, San Jose
Interfaith Speakers Bureau ~ College Student Testimonials At closing statements, the speaker stated that everyone on the panel is more similar than different and that we are all brothers and sisters that ultimately have the same religious goals. This opened my eyes and changed my perspective on religion. College student, San Jose
Interfaith Speakers Bureau ~ College Student Testimonials My views about Islam have changed in a positive way. And now I feel free to communicate with anyone who is of the Islamic religion. College student, San Francisco
Interfaith Speakers Bureau ~ High School Student Testimonials I was surprised to find out that Judaism, Christianity, and Islam all worship the same God. High school student, San Francisco
Interfaith Speakers Bureau ~ High School Student Testimonials I feel like society puts a negative connotation on religion in general, and seeing a panel of people who are so passionate about their religion clears that for me. High school student, San Francisco
Interfaith Speakers Bureau ~ High School Student Testimonials Being non-religious myself, I gained a whole new respect for religion. High school student, San Jose Before: I always thought Muslims followed very strict and harsh rules. After: Yes, they pray a lot and they always wear modest clothes, but it seems like Islam encourages Muslims to be profoundly kind and respectful. High school student, San Jose
Interfaith Speakers Bureau ~ High School Student Testimonials I realized Muslims and Jews aren't really that different from me. High school student, San Jose I really loved the demonstration of the Islamic call to prayer and Arabic writing, because it is something that can’t really be learned by textbook. High school student, Belmont
Interfaith Speakers Bureau ~ High School Student Testimonials What surprised me is how Islam, Judaism, and Catholicism have many similarities. High school student, Belmont I enjoyed how enthusiastic and funny the speakers were. They were truly interested in answering our questions and talking to us. High school student, Belmont
Interfaith Speakers Bureau ~ High School Student Testimonials I have learned that we must not judge people on stereotypes. High school student, San Francisco I greatly enjoyed seeing all these faiths come together in solidarity and openness and respect. High school student, San Francisco
Interfaith Speakers Bureau ~ Middle School Student Testimonials I noticed that some of my friends that were making jokes about Islamic or Arabic people stopped – which I thought was excellent. Middle school student, San Jose My relatives said that not all religions respect other religions…but they do. Middle school student, San Jose
Interfaith Speakers Bureau ~ Middle School Student Testimonials I learned so much, and hearing it from actual worshippers is an amazing way of learning about religion. I will remember all the information you guys have shared, forever. You and your fellow interfaith workers are truly inspirational. Middle school student, Woodside
Interfaith Speakers Bureau ~ Middle School Student Testimonials Now I know that no matter what religion we are, we all believe in God…so I respect that. Middle school student, San Jose
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