MSA Newsletter

September

Asalamu Alaikum Everyone!

I hope everyone had a wonderful summer! I know it went by super fast, but this year MSA has some great events planned to make this year go just as fast!

First off, WELCOME to all our freshmen and transfers! You made the right choice choosing Vanderbilt and an even better choice joining the Muslim Student Association! To everyone else, WELCOME BACK!

We've got a great year to look forward to! Our goal this year is to create a strong Muslim community and presence on Campus. The MSA is here to advocate for your needs so if you have any suggestions, concerns, or advice let us know here. Best of luck on this school year!

Islamic Reminder

The Prophet (pbuh) said: "Every act of goodness is charity." - Sahih Muslim, Hadith 496

Upcoming Events

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Freshmen Social

Friday, Sep. 4th, 8-10pm

Commons Fireside Lounge

Get to know other freshmen and MSA members during this social event! We'll be playing a fun game (you'll find out at the event) and afterwards we'll all head to Jeni's Ice Cream. Hope to see you there! RSVP here!
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General Body Meeting

Thursday, Sep. 10th, 6:30pm

Buttrick 306

The Muslim Students Association is hosting its first GBM of the year! Come and meet other members, play games, and eat some delicious FREE pizza. All are welcome to attend!
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Hands on Nashville At Eakin Elementary

Saturday, Sep. 19th, 8-11am

2500 Fairfax Avenue

Nashville, TN

Join MSA as we volunteer our time to Eakin Elementary for Hands on Nashville! We will be gardening, painting, and assisting in other basic upkeep of the school! We need 25 volunteers. If you're interested sign up here, space is limited and transportation is provided! Learn more here!

Eid-ul-Adha Celebration

Friday, Sep. 25th, 6pm

Vanderbilt Student Life Center

Join us for an unforgettable night to celebrate one of the most prominent Islamic holidays, Eid-ul-Adha! Come for delicious food, henna, performances, and a chance to break down barriers and learn more about your peers! Its 100% FREE and 100% worth it! Can't wait to see you there!

Volunteer for Eid ul Adha

We are super excited to celebrate Eid at Vanderbilt, but we can't do it without your support! We've got multiple stations set up that need volunteers. We need Henna artist, Arabic writers, ushers, and many other positions. If you are able to assist contact Farishtay (farishtay.yamin@vanderbilt.edu). Thank you!

Our Muslim Neighbor

Saturday, Sep. 26th, 8am-4pm

Vanderbilt Divinity School - Benton Chapel

Join the Divinity School as it welcomes renowned community leaders on discussions surrounding Islamophobia and creating welcoming communities!
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