MSA Weekly Newsletter

March 9th Announcements!

Assalamu Alaykum brothers and sisters,

We hope you all found Islam Awareness Week fruitful, and fun this year! We were glad to host Dr Munir Al-Kassem, and "When the World Changed" by Br. Boonaa & Shaykh Saed Ragah. Please feel free to send us your feedback and reflections:

Skim below the headlines to see what's next by your MSA @UoG :-)

In Brief:

  • Dr. Tariq Ramadan in Guelph, this March!
  • Nominations for new elections are here!
  • A quick survey brought by The National Muslim Youth (+ prizes!)
  • Ongoing programs

Dr Tariq Ramadan: March 15th!

The Middle East Scholars Society (MESS) at the University of Guelph is please to present a lecture from world-renowened scholar Dr Tariq Ramadan entitled; "Changes in the Middle East and the Ethical and Political Challenges"

This shall take place inshaa'Allah on Friday, March the 15th

When: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm

Where: UC Room 442

Click here for Dr Ramadan's biography

Nominations are hereeeeeeeee!!

It's that time of the year. It has been a great honor and pleasure for the current MSA team to serve you all and we ask Allah(SWT) to enable you to forgive us for our shortcomings and continue to bless our community. This month there will be an election for the 2013 MSA executives. To begin the election process we would like to ask you to nominate qualified individuals for the core executives and directors.

This year, there will be a general meeting and a chance for you to meet the candidates on March 20, 2013 from 7-9 pm in UC 335. Below is the timeline for the whole process.To nominate someone, please read through the attached pdf which includes the positions and then fill out this form.

- Nomination Phase (Thurs March 7th - Tuesday March 12th by 11 pm) by filling out this form
- Nomination acceptance/rejection Phase (Wed March 13th- Thurs March 14th by 11pm)
- Meet the Candidates at the General Meeting Wed March 20th from 7-9pm in UC 335
- Election (Fri March 15th - Fri March 22nd after Juma'a)
- Announcing Results (evening of March 22nd)
- Transition Training Weekend of March 23rd for Core Executives and March 24th for Directors*

* Transition training tentative to change.

Please selection who you believe is best fit for each position. You may nominate the same person for multiple positions.

Any questions about election, please email election committee at The committee consists of Sr. Brishna Salimi , Br. Abdelmagid and Sr. Amatulraheem Al-Abassi. Please note that they are third parties so they are neither holding current positions nor are they running for any position.

From The National Muslim Youth: A Survey.

If you are a young Muslim between 13 and 29 years, we want to hear from you! Here is your chance to share our thoughts and concerns on issues related to you, your friends, your family, your school, your faith, and your life in general. This survey will help us understand the needs and challenges of Muslim youth in Canada better. Take the Survey NOW!

(If links aren't working, please view this newsletter in your browser)

Ongoing programs

Check out previous our previous newsletter here for the ongoing programs! :-)