MSA Newsletter

March 10th

Outline

  • Lecture Series
  • Revert Panel
  • Introducing the New Team of 2015/2016!
  • More Upcoming Events and Updates for March and April
  • W15 Semester Projects
  • Ongoing Programs
  • Get Involved!

Lecture Series on Diseases of the Heart

Alhumdulilah Imam Sufyan will be joining us once again this semester to lead a lecture series on Diseases of the Heart. Imam Sufyan will be discussing topics like EGO and how the QUR’AN can be our aid towards these “diseases”.
We will also be providing refreshments and A NEW STYLE of approach towards our Islamic events that will make your EXPERIENCE a lot more interactive, enjoyable and beneficial.

His first lecture will take place tomorrow (March 11th). The series will continue on March 25th.

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Journey to Islam

We are excited to announce that MSA Guelph's very first ever Revert Panel will be held on March 18th at 5:30 pm! Inshallah, it will be an inspiring, interesting and informative session as a panel of reverts from various backgrounds share their stories of embracing Islam as well the struggles they face while trying to hold on to Islamic beliefs.The purpose of this event is to realize the value of our faith as well to raise awareness about struggles faced by our revert sisters and brothers and learn how to support them.


Inshallah, this will be an amazing event; there will be delicious food, great company, and most importantly, we will get a chance to hear about the experiences of our fellow brothers and sisters.The Prophet ﷺ says that the reward for the removal or relief of the distress of a Muslim will be rewarded by a removal of a similar distress or difficulty in the Hereafter.


Hope to see you all there, Inshallah! Everyone is welcome!

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Introducing the New Team of 2015/2016!

Introducing the brand new Team:


Executive members:

President - Yousr El Sharawy

VP sis - Sara El Sharawy

Vp bros - Ahmed Mirza

Treasurer - Hassan Mohammed

Secretary - Irfan Khodabocus

Webmaster - Sharukh Syed


Directors:

Islam Awareness Week - Razan Alshamali

Orientation Week - Huda Mohammed

Marketing - Sidra Sarfaraz

Graphic design - Tooba Khan

Volunteer coordintaor - Juwariah Sher

Islamic Development sis - Esra Mohammed

Social events bro- Munaj Syed

Social events sis- Sondoce Wasfy

UPCOMING EVENTS IN THE COMMUNITY

WE ARE IN DIRE NEED OF VOLUNTEERS FOR THE GATHERING OF GENEROSITY EVENT

The Muslim Society of Guelph is hosting a Fundraising Dinner "A Gathering of Generosity" for the Meezan Islamic School to build a Guelph Muslim Community Hall!


Guelph MSA will be joining them to provide support and assistance. We will be helping to carry out the children's program. If you are interested in volunteering, please email ksalimi@mail.uoguelph.ca. The event will be free for all volunteers!


Details on event:

Ticket Cost: $25/person

Time: Sunday March 15th (starting at 4:30 pm sharp )

Location: Hanlon Convention Center.


It is a great opportunity to come out and spend time with the Muslim community members at Guelph and show your support.

Multifaith Events



Shabbat Dinner this Friday (March 13th) 7- 10:30 pm

Interested in Jewish culture but don’t know where to start? This Yearly Event is here for you! Join us for a free and authentic Shabbat Dinner this Friday in the Eccles Center. Learn all about Jewish Traditions and share your faith backgrounds as well! Everyone is invited! If you will be attending please like the Facebook event page or e-mail faith@uoguelph.ca and invite a friend.


Muti-Faith Service Event

On Saturday, March 21, 2015 the MFRT will be holding a service event for UoGuelph students. We will be volunteering at a soup kitchen and the food bank on Saturday from 11am-1pm. Service is an important aspect of every faith. Coming together and serving the community is one way of creating unity and working towards peace. Mark this date on your calendar and more information will be coming your way. For more information please e-mail faith@uoguelph.ca.

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OPIRG- Guelph Social and Environmental Justice Research Symposium

OPIRG-Guelph’s Social and Environmental Justice Symposium is a convergence of academic and community research, activism, and art focused on social and environmental justice issues. It's aim is to make research more accessible to all and to foster deeper relationships and idea sharing between academics and community activism.


With the goal to support the development of research that is useful to community based campaigns and projects working for social change and fostering a space for this exchange to take place. In addition it encourages opportunities for students and community members energy and work to be useful as a valuable resource to improve community organizing.


This symposium will highlight community – based social justice research by students and community groups. We invite you to come out the event and take part in it! There will be a panel on islamophobia on the Saturday in MCKN. 227 @12:45pm.


Link to full schedule: http://opirgguelph.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/SEJS_schedule.pdf

Upcoming Events in April

MSA Appreciation Dinner

The MSA Appreciation Dinner is one of our biggest events of the year and Inshallah will be taking place on April 18th. Our MSA team members lead by your very own Social Events Directors, are working hard into the wee hours of the night to bring you a very heartfelt and grand event so please mark down your calendars as this in one event you do not want to miss!

W15 Semester Projects

New Website

After a semester of technical difficulties, we are pleased to announce a complete remake of the MSA website! It will be brand new and better than ever! Our goal is to make relevant information more accessible with an easy to use interactive layout for all Muslims both on and off-campus. Munaj Syed and Shahrukh Syed have been working hard to help the Webmaster get things underway and things are coming together nicely so stay tuned for the big unveil in the near future and please be sure to thanks these two if you see them!


MSA Survival Guide

We are currently working on putting together a survival guide targeted towards first year and transfer students. The guide will list all resources for Muslims on campus such as Halal food, prayer space, wudu area locations and more. Furthermore we will aim to connect these students to all MSA social media outlets and more campus resources that will aid them in their academic career and personal growth. Keep an eye out for further updates on this project!

Ongoing Programs

Jumm'ah Prayer

Where: Room 103 - University Centre (UC) 1st floor

When: Every Friday starting at 1:30pm


Daily five prayers

Where: Chapel - University Centre (UC) 5th floor


Quran and Tajweed Classes

Would you like to learn how to recite the quran or maybe perfect your tajweed? Join Amaturaheem (for sisters) or Ahmad (for brothers) in the MSA office for a chance to do so! These weekly classes are an opportunity for you to come in and expand your knowledge that provides you with a completely FREE class that teaches you how to correctly pronounce the Arabic text and the authentic recitation of the Quran.


Where: MSA office located in UC Room 222.

When:

Sisters Quran Class: Mondays @5:30

Brothers Quran Class: Wednesdays @5:30


Daily Hadith:

Every day this semester inshallah after maghrib prayer we will be sharing a hadith with everyone in the chapel as part of our Islamic Development Program.


Sisters only swim

Where: Red pool located in the campus Athletic Centre

When: Every Friday at 8pm to 9pm


The ease of exercising or even releasing some pent up energy in a sister friendly atmosphere every Friday night!

GET INVOLVED!

Are you interested in becoming more involved with the activities of your MSA?


Then be sure to check out our List of Committees in the link below. We promise there's something for everyone, so be sure to check it out and if you see something that interests you do not hesitate to sign up. These committees not only teach you valuable life skills, but also put you in a position to become a MSA executive.


https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1ZGrV9eanWMAg_fJ-QYsXS9HAX_82p9fp7M-r7fVW2ps/viewform

MSA Team 2014/2015

The MSA team is comprised of both executives and directors. For details on who is part the MSA team and how to get in touch with them, please click on the link below:


W15 MSA Team Schedule

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