Muslim Student Association

October

As Salama Alaikum Everyone!

I hope you guys are all doing well! The first rounds of exams are over and I know you're all excited to hear about everything MSA has planned this month! But first, I've got a lot to share with you! I know you're all busy, so here's a quick rundown.

  1. FRESHMEN REP APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN! Apply Here!
  2. Eid-al-Adha was a big success! Thank you to everyone who volunteered and everyone who came!
  3. Hands on Nashville was incredible! A million thanks to everyone who came out! If you couldn't come out last time or you loved it this time, we've got another service event planned later on this month!
  4. We'll have a bowling social event coming up soon! Saif will send out an e-mail with details once it's set!
  5. Friday prayers are open to EVERYONE. Girls ARE ENCOURAGED to write Khutbahs for the Jummah prayers! They'll be read by our dawah chair, Zhaffan, or any willing male! If you're interested in giving a khutbah, sign up here. Please utilize this resource!
  6. Keep your heads up and don't let the first round of exams get to you! Take a deep breath and remember everything will be alright! Check out the Islamic reminder below.
The are pictures from our events at the end!

Islamic Reminder

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Upcoming Events

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Second Harvest Food Bank

Saturday, Oct. 3rd, 1-4pm

331 Great Circle Road

Nashville, TN

Join MSA TOMORROW as we volunteer our time to the Second Harvest Food Bank. We need 20 volunteers, so if you're interested sign up here! Transportation will be provided!

READ THIS!!!
  1. No bags, purses, or backpacks allowed in the volunteer area. Please leave these items at home, or in a locked vehicle.
  2. There are several volunteer projects at Second Harvest that include refrigerated sorting. Please have everyone bring a sweatshirt in case we ask you to do a "cool" volunteer project!
  3. Closed-toed shoes are required for safety. No Exceptions!

College Night At The Frist

Friday, Oct. 9th, 5pm

919 Broadway

Nashville, TN

The Frist will be hosting college night as it opens the doors to their Islamic art showcase.It's free with a student id card and worth it!

MSA General Body Meeting

Tuesday, Oct. 13th, 6:30pm

TBA

Join us for a night of fun and friends! We'll be holding elections for freshmen rep, so make sure to show up and cast your ballot! There will be FREE FOOD as always!

Halaqa

Tuesday, Oct. 20th, 6pm

401 24th Avenue South

Nashville, TN

Join us in the Annex for a Halaqa led by a guest speaker! We'll all pray maghrib together and then transition into a discussion surrounding our faith. In sha allah, this will be a wonderful experience that will not only bring us closer to our faith, but closer together as an organization! Can't wait to see you all there!

Lanterns

Thursday, Oct. 15th, 8-10am

2201 West End Ave

Nashville, TN

Become a part of Lanterns and plan events that revolve around culture & community. Become a part of Lanterns and prepare for the Lanterns Cultural Showcase. Become a part of Lanterns and share your story. Visit https://anchorlink.vanderbilt.edu/form/start/82360 to fill out the application. Contact Kelly Perry at kelly.e.perry@vanderbilt.edu if you have any questions!

See more pictures here and here!