MSA NEWSLETTER

January 21st surpirses!

Greetings!

Assalamu Alaykum Brothers and Sisters!!! We pray you all had such a recharging weekend!

Alhamdulillah it has been such an enthusiastic one for the MSA team, it is a pleasure to bring up to you a couple of awesome updates! :-) Got some updates regarding QQC, IAW, our general meeting and also, a documentary night coming up!

General meeting of the month - this Wednesday!

The General Body Meeting is this Wednesday at 5:30pm in UC Room 333 inshaAllah. Come join us for a chance to meet your execs and directors, see what MSA is planning for this semester, and find out how to get involved with your MSA. There will be snacks provided (and everyone loves free food!). The agenda is as follows:
1. What is MSA?
2. Logo Launch
3. The Team – Introductions
4. Updates and plans for the semester
5. Calendar of Events
6. How to get involved!
This meeting is very important for those who wish to be aware of what the MSA has planned for you this semester! We hope to see you all there inshaAllah!

A NEW LOOK ON THE WAY!

Finally! As you can see at : www.guelphmsa.ca - MSA @ UoG is having a new look! Just like we renovated the office earlier, here we go, moving on to re-launching our website! We are launching a brand new logo this Wednesday the 23rd inshaa'Allah before the general meeting in UC 333 @ 5:30 pm. Everyone is welcome to join! Hope to see you all there inshaa'Allah! :-)

Documentary: When the Moors ruled Europe!

Documentary night coming up!

When: Wednesday, January 30th from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm.

Where: MACK 232

Following up: Qira'atul Quran Competition . . . GUESS THE PRIZES!!!

UPCOMING: Qira'atul Quran Competition (QQC).

Our MSA has been invited to participate in the 14th annual Qira'atul Quran Competition (QQC). This year QQC will be hosted at ISNA Canada Centre on February 24, 2013.

Two brothers and two sisters will be selected to represent our MSA. As always, the competition will focus mainly on tajweed and memorization and competitors will be marked by a neutral panel of judges (the sisters and brothers separately). The surah for this year's QQC will be Surat Al Naml.


There will be a pre-test happening early next week inshaa'Allah, where you can read a portion of your choice from Surrah Al-Naml.


If you are interested please include your name in this form by clicking here

Latest by Saturday night, and we will contact you inshaa'Allah.


(if you are having trouble clicking the link from your e-mail, please view this newsletter in browser).

The first place winners from both the brothers' and sisters' competitions will be awarded cash for their respective MSA's and the reciter with the highest score overall will receive an Ummrah ticket Inshallah.

Please email us at: msa@uoguelph.ca if you wish to be considered for the selection process.

IAW COUNTDOWN! . . . *drum roll*

Interested in volunteering at the IAW exhibition booths during IAW Week, Feb 25-Feb 28th? If you are interested in helping out, you will have to attend a mandatory da'wah training session this Saturday.

To ensure that you are registered for the session, visit the link below:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dEVMWDRJdE9iZHJRZU11WE5wdE41X3c6MQ#gid=0

To ensure that you are a volunteer at U O Guelph IAW, please fill in the Google doc below:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/15wrGtfH5xGEUr3uHvt1lPtfQ6b4XJ0EiCruHoXZKb1Y/edit

If you are not able to make this MANDATORY meeting, you will have to attend another meeting on Feb, 13th 5:30 to 7:00 .

For more details on the training session, please visit the page below:
https://www.facebook.com/events/153045691513027/?ref=ts&fref=ts

Ongoing program.

Sisters' Halaqa:

(PLEASE NOTE THE HALAQA FOR WEDNESDAY 23RD IS CANCELED, AND WE HAVE A GENRAL MEETING INSTEAD - EVERYONE IS WELCOMED!)

WHEN: Starts Wednesdays, 5:30-7:00pm

WHERE: Room 335 University Centre (UC), University of Guelph

Click here for more information.


Brothers Halaqa: Imaam Sufyan of Masjid Abubakar is holding Halaqas every Wednsday after Maghrib at Masjid Abubakr.


Jumm'ah Prayer: University Centre (UC) Room 103 - From 1:30 pm - If you want to volunteer for the setup come at 1:00pm


5 Prayers: The Chapel (Multi-faith room) 5th floor - North Elevator.

Alternate prayer space: room 333 (From 6pm to 7pm).


Basketball for brothers: Contact brother Zafir --> zsyed@uoguelph.ca

Soccer for brothers: Contact brother Khalid --> khussein@uoguelph.ca

Swimming for sisters: Red pool in the Campus' Athletic Centre - Every Friday 8pm to 9pm


Please keep updated through Facebook for any changes and/or announcements.

Join what's behind the scenes?! ;-)

Want to go beyond attending events? We have so much upcoming activities, and we will be calling for volunteers. Join our volunteers mailing list by contacting sister Kamela -ksalimi@uoguelph.ca - if you are interested in getting involved with the MSA - and keep updated to the future opportunities.


A great upcoming opportunity would be Islam Awareness Week, feel free to contact us or our volunteer co-ordinator sister Kamela.

Muslim Student Assoicaiton