Islamic Center shares Ramadan dinner, customs with non-Muslim community - LubbockOnline.com

The sun went down and the bustle began. First a speech, a sacred reading and then a prayer.

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Among the speakers — who included Dr. Steven Berk, dean of the School of Medicine at the Texas Tech Health Sciences Center; Robert V. Duncan, Tech’s vice president for research; Sue Morrow of the Lubbock Interfaith Alliance; and Mary Vines of the Lubbock Interfaith Dialogue — was Yehiah Mechref, a Lebanese native who teaches chemistry at Tech. He estimated Lubbock’s Muslim population is between 1 and 5 percent.

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