”On the dance floor, this Muslim brother came up to me and said ‘Whoa, [my name] I didn't know you danced!' And then he danced off.”
-an anonymous Muslim sister's Prom
Night experience, from the Salam
newsletter, Montreal, Canada, Summer 1995
“It's a night when you don't remember Allah,” says Amber Rehman, 20, about Prom night. “As a Muslim, that's very hurting and corrosive for the soul.”
The Prom is a yearly social event commemorating students' completion of high school.
While this in itself may seem like a good reason to celebrate, other activities at the Prom indicate it's not just about academic achievement.