Assalamualaikum Everyone! Join us this week for our event: The Massacre of Karbala: A Historical Perspective. Joining us if Professor Mohsen Kadivar, Muslim philosopher, Shi’i theologian and a research professor of Islamic Studies in the department of religious studies at Duke University. Please bring any questions you may have!
4/12/2018 6:30:00 PM -04:000.0000
Salam everybody! It's hard to believe, but Shurah elections are fast approaching. This event will be a townhall-style event, where everyone running for Shurah 2018-2019 will have the chance to give a short speech for the general body to hear. We ask everyone who is eligible to vote to attend this meeting, so that you can be an informed voter and select those you would like to see represent UNC MSA for the next school year. Register to vote here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScqos-1MUPqxPDvnb0t7rLCITVayYK8oTzA40wWQLpewsoFpA/viewform For those running for Shurah, please send a short bio/platform and profile pic, so that it can be posted on the website and made viewable to voters to: firstname.lastname@example.org
4/11/2018 6:30:00 PM -04:000.0000
Shurah Interest Meeting
Interested in running for Shurah 2018-2019???? If so, please plan on attending this meeting to know more about the positions available. Voting for general Shurah will start 4/11 In the mean time, please register to vote by filling out the following form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScqos-1MUPqxPDvnb0t7rLCITVayYK8oTzA40wWQLpewsoFpA/viewform
4/9/2018 6:30:00 PM -04:000.0000
Community Field Day
UNC MSA and Zakat Foundation are hosting a Community Field Day, Sunday April 8th, 2018 at Rockwood Park in Durham. There will be food, games, face-painting and more! Sign-up to volunteer at the event: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/u/1/d/1MYjDP3Jtnwbpiw9bDhKjdZM-VAiqOWlLC8M7ksgufKM/edit Sign-up to volunteer to transport volunteers from campus and/or pick up families from the area: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1FXPAm4cfdGmPL1zACfVE7MzbyZvEqphlHCA_azguzl0/edit#gid=0
4/8/2018 12:00:00 PM -04:000.0000
Alumni Banquet 2018
Assalamualaikum! UNC MSA welcomes you to our 3rd Annual Alumni Banquet. This event is open to all current members and alumni, as well as their friends and family! The event will be held on April 6th at UNC-CH's campus in the Great Hall! This years event will feature a keynote speaker, former UNC alumna- Aisha Saad. Dr. Aisha Saad was a Morehead-Cain Scholar while at UNC as an Environmental Health Science major and a minor in Spanish. She furthered her studies at Oxford and obtained her masters and doctorate degree as a Rhodes Scholar. Dr. Saad is also a recipient of the Soro's Fellowship for New Americans and is a JD candidate at Yale University. In addition, the event will also consist of a social hour, catered dinner, and entertainment featuring former and current class videos alongside a fundraising initiative. PURCHASE TICKETS: http://www.etix.com/ticket/p/8710869/msa-alumni-dinner-banquet-130796-chapel-hill-carolina-union?cobrand=CarolinaUnion All alumni attending should fill out this form: https://goo.gl/forms/katjmEm6oVcaJVrf2 or Venmo "UNCMSA" $15 Due-Paying members and Alum $20 Non-Due paying members ** Formal Attire Requested**
4/6/2018 6:00:00 PM -04:000.0000
GBM: Healthy Relationships Part 2
Due to popularity and interest, get ready for "Healthy Relationships, Part 2" "What is a healthy relationship? If you're not in a relationship, how do you conceive of what healthy and unhealthy relationships look like? If you're in relationships, how can you make them healthy? What knowledge do you need about your body and mind and what tools do you need to communicate about your wants and well-being. Join us for a conversation on healthy and unhealthy relationships. We'll explore what it means for a relationship to be physically, emotionally, and psychologically healthy." This talk will be lead by MD candidates from the UNC School of Medicine, Madiha Bhatti and Khadijah Bhatti.
4/2/2018 6:30:00 PM -04:000.0000
MSA Retreat: Chimney Rock/Lake Lure
Salaam! MSA is organizing a retreat to Chimney Rock and Lake Lure March 29th-31st! There will be separate housing accommodations for females and males. Registration will be limited to the first 20 females and 20 males who Venmo "UNCMSA" $40 to cover living expense, breakfast, and lunch. Register below: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdfmDIC6R6Q5CfL_NYdywFB-1uWi_f8SwKsbpVQ3Zh1tOO-JA/viewform
3/31/2018 12:00:00 AM -04:000.0000
GBM: Healthy Relationships
What is a healthy relationship? If you're not in a relationship, how do you conceive of what healthy and unhealthy relationships look like? If you're in relationships, how can you make them healthy? What knowledge do you need about your body and mind and what tools do you need to communicate about your wants and well-being. Join us for a conversation on healthy and unhealthy relationships. We'll explore what it means for a relationship to be physically, emotionally, and psychologically healthy. This talk will be lead by MD candidate at the UNC School of Medicine, Madiha Bhatti and Dr. Khadijah Bhatti.
3/26/2018 6:30:00 PM -04:000.0000
Chai Chat: Gun Control
Assalamualaikum Everyone, Welcome to our second Chai Chat of the semester. This week's topic suggested by an MSA member is Gun Control. Given that it is currently a hotly debated topic, this week's Chai Chat will provide a venue for anyone interested to discuss their opinions on gun laws in the U.S or even elsewhere around the world. As always please come with your questions, thoughts, and opinions. Chai will be provided! Also, if you have a topic for future Chai Chat's, Halaqa's, or Story Night and/or an event idea feel free to reach out!
2/28/2018 6:30:00 PM -05:000.0000
"Imprisoned by his father, betrayed by scholarly authority, and enslaved in a strange land: all are obstacles on the arduous Journey of Salman the Persian. This is the story of one man's struggle to find the truth. Relive the journey as Salman journeys from Persia to Syria to Arabia as a Zoroastrian priest, a dedicated Christian, and finally a Companion of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). His story provides a unique vantage point in a world awaiting a new prophet and provides us with many lessons."
2/26/2018 6:30:00 PM -05:000.0000
Topics: Girls: TBA Guys: TBA Location/Times: Girls: Prayer Room (Union 2510) @ 6:30pm-7:30pm Guys: Prayer Room (Union 2510) @ 8:00pm-9:00pm
2/19/2018 6:30:00 PM -05:000.0000
GBM: "Centering the Black Muslim Narrative"
Assalamualaikum Everyone! Please join us this week for our General Body Meeting. We will be discussing the history of Black Muslims in the U.S, and their role in the formation of this country. In addition we will cover the current narrative of Muslims and the exclusion of Black Muslims as a result of it. Leading this event is Imam Abdul-Waheed, who has been active in the Muslim Community for the past 40 years, who has served as a Chaplain in State and Federal correctional institutions, and is currently the Interim Imam at the Center for Muslim Life at Duke University. Please come with any questions you may have! Learn more about our speaker Imam Abdul-Waheed: http://www.dukemsa.com/about-duke-msa/chaplains-corner
2/14/2018 6:30:00 PM -05:000.0000
Dook Vs. UNC Viewing Partyyyy
For those who don't know that the Duke vs. UNC BB game is tomorrow y'all can transfer to NCSU.... FALL THRU TO GENOME 100 TOMORROW to watch the game, have a good time, and iA rush Franklin. Bring your friends too, this isn't an MSA event, just a bunch of Muslims tryna watch the game on a big screen. Venmo @uncmsa (~$5) and we can order food!
2/8/2018 7:45:00 PM -05:000.0000
GBM: Viewing of "13th" Documentary
Salaam Everyone! Our GBM this week is a viewing of the Netflix film 13th, produced by Ava Duvernay, which focuses on the spectres of slavery and mass incarceration that affect Black People in the U.S to this day. We will have a short discussion on the film afterwards, and its relevance toward the American Muslim community, especially toward Black Muslims. Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V66F3WU2CKk
2/7/2018 6:30:00 PM -05:000.0000
We all like to buy things, but how attached are you to your material possessions? In this Story Night, we will discuss the stories of Qaroon and Fatima (the daughter of Muhammad PBUH). Come out to learn and engage in discussion about materialism, the temporariness of extravagance, and how to become more content with our situations.
2/5/2018 6:30:00 PM -05:000.0000
WORLD HIJAB DAY
Join us in the Pit (table 7) from 10am-2pm to learn more about hijab, try one on, and grab some candy! Here is more info about the World Hijab Day: "World Hijab Day is an annual event founded by Nazma Khan in 2013. The event takes place on February 1st each year in 140 countries worldwide. Its stated purpose is to encourage women of all religions and backgrounds to wear and experience the hijab." http://worldhijabday.com/about-us/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WorldHijabDay/ Twitter: https://www.facebook.com/WorldHijabDay/
2/1/2018 10:00:00 AM -05:000.0000
Chai Chat: " Brain Drain of the Ummah"
Assalamualaikum Everyone! Welcome to our first Chai Chat of the Spring Semester. For those who are unaware, Chai Chats are where we as an MSA discuss sociopolitical issues and their effects on Muslim communities, whether on our campus or overseas. And of course chai is provided :). This week we will discuss the topic of ‘Brain Drain’, sometimes referred to as human capital flight, and its effects on Muslim in the U.S or abroad, as well as their countries of origin. For those who would like to learn more, please check out the article below. What questions do you have about brain drain? Is it inevitable that the educated migrate from their countries of origin? Or do they have a duty to take their skills and assist these nations? Come prepared to discuss these questions with your peers! Chai will be ready and waiting. Here is the suggested article: https://www.thenation.com/article/brain-drain-and-politics-immigration/ Location: MSA Prayer Room (Union 2510)
1/31/2018 6:30:00 PM -05:000.0000
GBM: "What to do at Our Lowest Point"
Guest Speaker, Rakan Diarbakerly, a high school teacher and active member in the Morrisville and Raleigh masjid communities, is coming to UNC MSA to facilitate a discussion regarding; "What to do at Our Lowest Point". Check out this piece he performed for NCSU MSA Night a while ago: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mnT3U6ed_OU
1/29/2018 6:30:00 PM -05:000.0000
GBM: Mystery Social?
The social last week was canceled due to the snow, so let's try this again... As the title entails, we aren't going to tell you what we are doing at this weeks social, but there should be food and it'll be a lot of fun iA, so FALL THRUUU!!!!
1/24/2018 6:30:00 PM -05:000.0000
Topics: Girls: Changing Ourselves Guys: Modesty as Muslim Men Location/Times: Girls: Prayer Room (Union 2510) @ 6:30pm-7:30pm Guys: Prayer Room (Union 2510) @ 8:00pm-9:00pm
1/22/2018 6:30:00 PM -05:000.0000
GBM: Welcome Back Social
Fall thru for pizza and games and catch up with your favorite Muslims before everyone goes MIA for the semester!
1/17/2018 6:30:00 PM -05:000.0000
Sportsfest is an annual MLK-weekend charity sports tournament. Muslims across the East Coast play both flag football and basketball to compete for a title and good cause. Saturday, January 13th, 2018: Women's Basketball Men's Flag Football Sunday, January 14th, 2018: Women's Flag Football Men's Basketball FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT https://www.uncmsa.org Sign up now!! http://www.uncmsa.org https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfY2id5f0ZcpXfD_lxC5HhgZwOwxuEofosclWyEsJFTbWKnSA/viewform?usp=sf_link
1/14/2018 12:00:00 AM -05:000.0000
We are having a Qiyaam the first reading day in the prayer room, so come make supplication, grab some hot chocolate, and complain about the burden of finals!
12/10/2017 12:00:00 AM -05:000.0000
Girls/Guys Halaqa: Pre-Finals Iman Boost
This is the last Halaqa for the Fall semester, so if you haven't been able to attend any here is your chance! Topics will include: Girls: Self-worth: How you define your self-worth and how Islam defines female self-worth in an individual and community context. Guys: Masculinity in Islam *highkey there will probably be snacks Location/Times: Girls: Prayer Room (Union 2510) @ 6:30pm-7:30pm Guys: Prayer Room (Union 2510) @ 8:00pm-9:00pm
12/4/2017 6:30:00 PM -05:000.0000
Interclass Tournament: Kickball
It’s the third interclass tournament of the year! Come out to Woollen Gym this Thursday evening and compete in a game of KICKBALL! It'll be indoors so no one gets frostbite or uses the cold weather as an excuse. Fall thru!
11/30/2017 8:30:00 PM -05:000.0000
GBM: Sweet Dua'as
Welcome back, y’all! To help de-stress before finals, we’ll be having a dua session this Wednesday in the prayer room. There’ll be free cupcakes, cards with duaas on them for you to learn and take on the road, and the chance to make dua for your friends as well as for yourself. Make sure you come through!
11/29/2017 6:30:00 PM -05:000.0000
Story-Night: Prophet Musa
In addition to Chai Chats, Quran circle, and Halaqas, UNC MSA is introducing another consistent event for you to look forward too: STORY-NIGHT !!!! This new program aims to discuss, share, and reflect on stories of the Prophets, Sahaba, Scholars, and other figures from the Quran and Hadith. This week we'll learn about the life of Prophet Musa (PBUH). We'll talk about how he dealt with doubt, his connection to Allah, his perseverance during trials, and ultimately how it all relates to our lives as Muslims today! *All stories are student-led, so if you are interested in leading a Story Night please let us know!*
11/20/2017 6:30:00 PM -05:000.0000
Women's Rights Panel
This event is your chance to ask all the complicated questions you have about women's rights in Islam. We'll be talking with Imam Abu Taleb, Professor Shereen Elgamal, and Dr. Mona Hasan about Islam, gender, feminism, and more. Open to guys, too!
11/15/2017 6:30:00 PM -05:000.0000
How does Islam compare to Christianity? How is the Bible different from the Qur'an? What do the two have in common? How does knowing this help us with da'wa? The answers aren't as straightforward as you think. We'll talk about these questions and more in our upcoming GBM halaqa.
11/13/2017 6:30:00 PM -05:000.0000
Chai Chat: "My Liberal MSA Caused me to Doubt Islam"
Assalamualaikum Everyone! Welcome to our next MSA Chai Chat. Suggested to us by an MSA member, we will be discussing issues of liberalism and whether they contribute to doubts in one's Islam. For a more in depth perspective on this topic check out the article below! As always chai will be provided. Be sure to bring any questions and thoughts you may have! Article that inspired this chai chat: https://themuslimahdiaries.com/2017/11/03/my-liberal-msa-caused-me-to-doubt-islam/
11/8/2017 6:30:00 PM -05:000.0000
The No-Talent show is a no-pressure, inclusive, and most importantly FUN night where all participants can showcase whatever talent they wish! It does not have to be extravagant! You are welcome to do whatever you want. You can either perform alone or with a group. Please fill out the Google form if you want to participate and come out for an awesome night! TELL YOUR FRIENDS! Google Form Sign-Up Sheet: https://goo.gl/forms/4ZpuUDaMN5u5OLJx2
11/1/2017 7:30:00 PM -04:000.0000
MSA LIVE: En Garde Against Islamophobia
Assalamualaikum Everyone! We invite you to join the UNC Muslim Students Association for our second annual MSA Live Banquet! With us for the night is the first Muslim American woman to wear a hijab while competing for the United States in the Olympics and the first female Muslim American athlete to win a medal, Ibtihaj Muhammad! Also joining us for the event is award-winning journalist Sean Maroney, who served as the Voice of America's correspondent in Pakistan and Afghanistan before returning to Raleigh to serve as a news anchor. Banquet dinner will be provided. Formal attire requested. Doors open at 6:30. $15 for college students (MUST have student ID to enter) $20 for non-students Purchase tickets at www.uncmsa.org! Make sure to purchase your tickets before the event, door prices will be $5 higher. To learn more about Ibtihaj Muhammad, read here: https://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/10/sports/olympics/olympic-fencer-a-muslim-settled-on-a-sport-without-alteration.html To learn more about Sean Maroney, read here: http://wncn.com/author/sean-maroney/
10/27/2017 6:30:00 PM -04:000.0000
Interclass Tournament: Volleyball
It’s our third interclass tournament of the year! Dust off your kneepads and come out for a great night of indoor volleyball! We’ll be playing 6v6 with standard rules. Make sure you have your OneCards and you’ve paid your dues!
10/26/2017 8:30:00 PM -04:000.0000
GBM Halaqa: Dealing With Doubts
GB Halaqa Round II: What does Islam say about blind faith? Atheism? Evolution? Other religions? This week’s general body halaqa will pick up where we left off, and discuss the things that make us doubt our faith - and how to work through them. Come through!
10/25/2017 6:30:00 PM -04:000.0000
Fall through to the prayer room to work on Quran recitation. Open to all skill levels, with different assisstance offered based on those levels. Will go over mistakes, mahkarij, and basic Tajweed.
10/24/2017 12:00:00 AM -04:000.0000
Our first qiyaam of the year will be on Friday in room 2510 (prayer room). Come through for group prayer (and make dua for good midterm grades)!
10/14/2017 12:00:00 AM -04:000.0000
Chai Chat: Celebrity Sheikh Culture
Assalamualaikum Everyone! This week we will be discussing the impact of celebrity sheikh culture, and the effects of glorification of Muslim figures. As usual, Chai will be provided. Here are some articles on the topic: https://www.theislamicmonthly.com/celebrity-scholars/ https://muslimmatters.org/2017/06/03/what-do-i-do-when-i-find-out-my-favorite-preacher-is-corrupt/ Hope to see you there!
10/11/2017 6:30:00 PM -04:000.0000
Friday Night Lights: Interclass Flag Football
It’s the second interclass tournament of the year! Come out to Hooker Fields this Friday for a good old game of 7-on-7 flag-football. Pennies and flags will be provided. Remember to pay your dues if you haven’t!
10/6/2017 9:00:00 PM -04:000.0000
MSA Game Night: Jeopardy
Come out and pay some fun games with your fellow members. It'll be a great time iA!
10/4/2017 6:30:00 PM -04:000.0000
If you have questions on faith, current issues, fiqh, or anything else in between, MSA's open Q&A session with Imam Abu Taleb will be a safe space for you to get answers. You'll be able to have discussions on any topics you struggle with as an American Muslim.
9/27/2017 6:30:00 PM -04:000.0000
Quran Circle: Surah Al-Fatihah
This month's Quran Circle will be all about Surah Al-Fatiha. We will be translating the Surah word by word, talking about the tafseer, and sharing it's benefits. Come through to reflect on the beauty of the Quran together.
9/25/2017 6:30:00 PM -04:000.0000
Invisible and Silenced: A Panel for Under-Represented Muslims
Assalamualaikum Everyone! Please join us for our Under-Represented Muslim Panel on September 20. We will be discussing the disparities in Muslim representation in our society and how it manifests in our lives and experiences as Muslims. Joining us for the panel are Nadirah Pierre, a prominent social media satirist who tackles various issues with comedy, and Omer Kanat, the Vice President of the World Uyghur Congress. Please come and bring any questions you may have!
9/20/2017 6:30:00 PM -04:000.0000
Mixed Halaqa: Maintaining Faith
Come out to our Mixed Halaqa! We will be having a discussion on how to maintain a strong iman during tough times, led by our guest speaker: Isa ibn Matta. Bring your thoughts and reflections!
9/18/2017 8:00:00 PM -04:000.0000
Community Eid Field Day
This Saturday from 1-5 p.m at Rockwood Park, we partnered up with Zakat Foundation to have a Refugee Field Day at Rockwood Park. There will be food, games, face-painting and more! We need a few volunteers to help out for this event. Fill out this excel sheet if you are interested in helping out with events during the event. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1MYjDP3Jtnwbpiw9bDhKjdZM-VAiqOWlLC8M7ksgufKM/edit?usp=sharing Fill out this excel sheet if you are available to give rides to our volunteers from campus to the park.* https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1FXPAm4cfdGmPL1zACfVE7MzbyZvEqphlHCA_azguzl0/edit?usp=sharing Fill out this excel sheet if you are available to give rides to the refugee families.* https://docs.google.com/a/uncmsa.org/spreadsheets/d/1QCfNyM3rIgzvswyW3AyPM-k4CmI8TRT4ZVo3GyjF3ns/edit?usp=sharing *If you are signing up to give rides, please put the number of people that you can take, next to your name.
9/16/2017 1:00:00 PM -04:000.0000
Chai Chat: Intersectionality
"Intersectionality—the complex, cumulative manner in which the effects of different forms of discrimination combine, overlap, or intersect." Assalamualaikum Everyone! Welcome to our first Chai Chat of the semester! This week we'll be discussing the topic of intersectionality and how it relates to our faith. How should we approach issues like feminism and sexuality in the context of Islam? What are the best ways for us to view immigration and racial justice through the lens of our religion? Come out to discuss these points and have some free chai! "If we aren’t intersectional, some of us, the most vulnerable, are going to fall through the cracks. " - Kimberle Williams Crenshaw, coiner of the term 'Intersectionalism'.
9/13/2017 6:30:00 PM -04:000.0000
Refugee Eid Gift Making
Hopefully everyone has had a great Eid Al-Adha celebrating with their families and friends. This Wednesday September 6 2017, we will be having our Eid gift wrapping for the refugee families we work with. Stop by the prayer room and help UNC-MSA make some goody bags that will be distributed on the field day next week. See you there!
9/6/2017 6:30:00 PM -04:000.0000
Interclass Soccer Tournament
Come out to the Interclass Tournament this Wednesday! Gather your squad, come prepared, and bring your A-GAME. We will be playing soccer on Hooker Fields at 9:00-11:00 . Sign up using the link below! Please make sure you have paid your dues before. Tournament Sign up: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1gc76UwNjd3MGu75sdSMU4A4dSWadmQcR6Fy2x69ynpo/edit?usp=sharing Dues Payment: Venmo @UNCMSA or bring Cash
8/30/2017 9:00:00 PM -04:000.0000
Refugee Volunteering Interest Meeting
If anyone is interested in participating in the refugee program this year, please fill out the following Google Form. If you're not sure if you would like to participate, please come out to the interest meeting. Pizza will be provided. See you there! https://goo.gl/forms/5bmdjjCMRnsWDoHE2
8/30/2017 6:30:00 PM -04:000.0000
MSA Week of Welcome
MSA WEEK OF WELCOME! Welcome back TarHeels! We're excited to have you back on campus. UNC MSA has a whole week of events planned for you, so don't miss out! Salaam Day - August 23 Time: 7:00PM - 9:00PM Location: Carolina Union - Room 2420 Come out to Salaam Day, and get to know the shurah as well as new members. There will be games and free food! Welcome Back Cookout - August 25 Time: 3:00PM - 6:30PM Location: Upper Quad Grills Come out to the first cookout for halal burgers and hot dogs! We will all walk out to the Upper Quad Grills together after jummah. Henna with MSA - August 26 Time: 6:30PM - 8:00PM Location: Carolina Union - Room 3203 Come out for a chill night with MSA. We will have a few volunteers doing henna!
8/26/2017 12:00:00 AM -04:000.0000
Senior Appreciation Meeting/Cookout
Come out and bid your favorite seniors farewell! Please come to Union room 3408 first to watch the senior appreciation video that the underclassmen worked so hard to put together and then iA we will all go out to the upper quad grills in between Grimes and Ruffin! There will be halal burgers and hotdogs!
4/26/2017 5:00:00 PM -04:000.0000
Alumni Banquet 2017
UNC MSA welcomes you to our 2nd Annual Alumni Banquet. This event is open to all current members and alumni, and their friends and family! We encourage all recent and past alumni to come and see how their MSA has evolved over the years, as well as to connect with the current MSA members. This is also a great opportunity to catch up with your old classmates from your time here at UNC! The banquet will feature a full buffet dinner, entertainment, a walkthrough of MSA's accomplishments over the year. Event Venue: The Carolina Club 150 Stadium Dr. Chapel Hill, NC 27514 **Parking will be available** We anticipate tickets to run out, so please purchase yours as soon as possible! Ticket Prices (all include dinner): UNC Students: $15 Non-UNC Students (including Alumni): $20 All proceeds will go towards supporting the projects and activities of the UNC Muslim Students Association.
4/22/2017 7:00:00 PM -04:000.0000
Shurah 2017 Elections: Candidate Speeches
Come out to meet your shurah 2017-2018 candidates and hear what their ideas are for next year! This is a great way to figure out exactly who you want to represent MSA for the upcoming year!
4/5/2017 6:30:00 PM -04:000.0000
Tea With Tagouri
UNC MSA presents Tea with Tagouri! Our special guest, Noor Tagouri, will be joining us the afternoon of April 1st as she shares a universally powerful message of acceptance and embracing individuality in a multi-cultural society. Biography: Noor is a first-generation Libyan American and on-air journalist for Newsy with a social media following rapidly approaching one million. Since launching the viral #letnoorshine campaign in 2012, she has gained international attention, including a history-making appearance in the October 2016 “Renegades” issue of Playboy, in which she was the first woman ever within its pages to wear a hijab. Noor has achieved game-changing breakthroughs on her journey to become the first hijabi journalist on commercial U.S. television, along the way establishing a strong platform to empower others to break normative stereotypes and realize their own potential in a multi-cultural society. Her passion for storytelling stems from a desire to expose cultural injustices and combat challenges women face globally. As she continues to break barriers with gusto, Noor inspires audiences to pursue their passions, stay true to their identity, embrace their differences, and let their light shine. This event is FREE and open to the public
4/1/2017 3:00:00 PM -04:000.0000
Service Raleigh: With UNC MSA
Join UNC MSA as we participate in Service Raleigh! Follow the link provided below and make sure to hit UNC MSA under the “Join A Group” drop down menu after filling out the form. Registration ends March 1st! http://www.serviceraleigh.org/register/volunteer About Service Raleigh: Service Raleigh is an annual day of community service that began in 1998 by NC State's Student Government and Park Scholars. Each year, volunteers from a variety of universities and the surrounding community come together to undertake a variety of service projects, each of which provides much needed assistance to local organizations. Service Raleigh is funded by the Park Foundation, the Goodnight Scholars Program, NCSU Student Government, NCSU Inter-Residence Council, and local donors.
4/1/2017 7:45:00 AM -04:000.0000
UNC Interfaith Devotional
Join fellow UNC students from various religions to pray together around the theme of "Repairing the World". There will be a chance to think about what this means in your life and a chance to discuss and get to know other students. This is an open event, so please share with your friends and bring anyone who may be interested! Co-hosted with UNC Muslim Student Association, North Carolina Hillel, UNC Hindu Yuva.
3/30/2017 7:00:00 PM -04:000.0000
Salam everybody! It's hard to believe, but Shurah elections are fast approaching. This week's meeting will be a townhall-style event where people can find out about the Shurah election process, the roles of the different chairs, and ask general questions about Shurah. If you're planning on running for Shurah, we STRONGLY RECOMMEND you attend. There will also be food and drinks at the meeting!
3/29/2017 6:30:00 PM -04:000.0000
Refugee Field Day
This Sunday MSA will be hosting a refugee field day in which local refugees will be coming to UNC. There will be games, bouncy houses, and prizes! UNC MSA members are invited to attend the event to meet the refugee families and participate in games! If you'd like to help drive some families to and from UNC please contact email@example.com
3/26/2017 2:00:00 PM -04:000.0000
UNC MSA will be holding its first reverts panel this Wednesday! Come listen to the story of how members in our MSA and broader community found their way to Islam and their experience from then on. We invite you to bring your questions for the panelists and learn from their enriching journey. Confirmed Speakers: Lily Herbert--UNC Alumna Conor O'Halloran--UNC MSA student Dr. Michael Fern--Professor, UNC Computer Science TBD
3/22/2017 6:30:00 PM -04:000.0000
An Evening with Elturk
Join us in discussion with Melanie Elturk of Haute Hijab as part of her College Tour! Melanie's talk will cover topics related to entrepreneurship in the Muslim community as shares her story of becoming CEO of Haute Hijab (hautehijab.com). Her work aims to instill self-confidence in hijab-wearing women worldwide, in addition to helping Muslims aspire to success and inspiring them to contribute to their communities in significant ways. This event is co-sponsored with the UNC Women's Resource Center.
3/9/2017 6:30:00 PM -05:000.0000
Conversations to Have Before Marriage
This week, our event centers on what to consider and keep in mind when pursuing marriage. The purpose of the event is to help us develop the skills and knowledge to better understand and approach our future partners. We will focus on how to have safe and healthy physical, emotional and psychological relationships. This includes the kinds of conversations to consider and how to initiate them, as well as better understanding ourselves and our partners physically and emotionally. Leading the discussion will be Khadijah Bhatti and Atiya Husain. Khadijah is a medical student at UNC and Atiya is a PhD student in the sociology department. At the event, we will set up the means for those in attendance to submit completely anonymous questions through Slido. If there is anything in particular you'd like to see addressed, please submit an anonymous response using the following link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdSzL7R_9FRy4UHuKKRzBp02_KE_R2-Lp5HwpHzn2kqTAmRew/viewform
3/1/2017 7:30:00 PM -05:000.0000
Friday Night Lights
This Friday, MSA will be hosting Friday Night Lights! Games will start at 8:30 and will be played according to co-ed flag football rules. Disclaimer: because we will be playing late on a Friday night, there is a chance we won't get any officials to ref the game... if this is the case we'll will be playing kickball. We thank you for your cooperation!! Sign up your teams using the following link: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1aTwh6mY0ciw-iRoL77fir3gIQEFYMRImOyiks0wE8G8/edit?usp=sharing Cash us on da fields how bout dat! iA
2/24/2017 8:30:00 PM -05:000.0000
Chai Chat: Is your MSA Inclusive?
Is Your MSA Inclusive? Do your MSA members shun those that aren’t “practicing” Muslims? Does your masjid provide resources for those with disabilities? Does your Muslim community make a conscious effort to reach out to include other Muslims that aren’t Middle Eastern/South-East Asian/ African American? This Chai Chat will cover a topic that is very important to not only our MSA but the greater Muslim society. ~*~*~*Chai will be provided!!*~*~*~
2/23/2017 6:30:00 PM -05:000.0000
Crisis of Faith: Overcoming Doubt and Building Certainty
Imam Mohamed Abutaleb of IAR will be coming to UNC this Thursday at 6:30PM to discuss the crisis of faith. Imam Abutaleb focuses his work on providing the youth the tools to overcome any uncertainty they have in their religion and how to understand one's faith with practicality and relevance to daily life.
2/16/2017 6:30:00 PM -05:000.0000
Stop Hunger Now with MSA: In Memory of Our Three Winners
Stop Hunger Now is driven by the vision of a world without hunger. The mission of Stop Hunger Now is to end hunger by providing food and life-changing aid to the world’s most vulnerable and creating a global commitment to mobilize the necessary resources. You can now join the movement to end hunger! Help us reach our goal to package upwards of 15,000 individual meals on February 12th. One meal costs 29 cents, so by just donating $10, you are providing 34 nutritious meals to those in need. This event is in memory of Our Three Winners, whose legacy of giving and community service continues to serve as an inspiration to us all. You can now register and donate here: https://shn.secure.force.com/events/rc_connect__campaign_designform?id=701j0000001aKNrAAM#!form=00Pj000000NOmZZEA1
2/12/2017 10:30:00 AM -05:000.0000
Muslim Mental Health with Dr. Farha Abbasi
This week we will be hosting Dr. Farha Abbasi from MSU, who will be here to help us deconstruct the stigma associated with mental illness. She'll focus on how we can build resiliency, identify stress, and she'll help us to understand trauma informed care. Dr. Abbasi’s work as a psychiatrist focuses on publicly addressing the barriers that stigmatize and silence mental health issues within the Islamic community. She has established the Muslim Mental Health Conference and is the managing editor for Journal of Muslim Mental Health being hosted at Michigan State University. Dr. Abbasi was awarded the American Psychiatric Association SAMSHA Minority Fellowship, which she used to create awareness about cultural competency and to redefine it as not just tolerance for others but rather acceptance. She has also recently received the Pioneer Award from the Michigan All Pakistan Physicians of North America.
2/8/2017 6:30:00 PM -05:000.0000
The "Our America" Unity Rally
As many are aware, the recent Executive order signed by President Trump, commonly referred to as the ‘Muslim Ban’, has gone into effect. Right at this moment, citizens from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Sudan, Syria, Somalia, and Yemen have been completely barred from entering the United States. Additionally, refugees from these nations are now forbidden entry into the U.S, meaning that those who seek to flee the horrors of war will find the doors of America closed. The UNC MSA will be organizing a rally, with the support of the Chancellor's office and the Union Board of Directors as well as organizations such as BSM, CHispA, Young Dems, CAGE, OASIS, Campus Y, American Indian Center, NCSU MSA, Duke MSA, Feminist Students United, Sangam, MADO and SAGA, to take place on Friday, February 3rd, where we will make our stance against the Muslim Ban. We invite all members of the broader community, Muslim and non-Muslim, to join us in this event, in opposition to this measure. We will have speakers and representatives from various groups from all over the triangle followed by Maghrib (sunset) prayer. Peace be Unto You All.
2/3/2017 4:00:00 PM -05:000.0000
The "Our America" Unity Rally Sign Making
Salaam Ya'll! We hope everyone's doing well. We at UNC MSA are still processing the effects of the recent Muslim Ban, especially since it affects quite a few of our members and their families at home and abroad. To that end this Friday on February 3, we are hoping to have a huge unity rally in the pit against this Islamophobic legislation. We would love for you to come out on Wednesday, February 1st, to make signs for the event, some supplies (posters, markers, etc.) will be provided so please bring some posters and markers of your own! Bring your friends and your funny/punny/creative poster ideas! The event for the rally will hopefully go up by monday night (tonight) at the latest. Please get everyone you know to come! Assalamualaikum.
2/1/2017 6:30:00 PM -05:000.0000
Ways to Avoid Negativity and Spiritual Darkness
Join us for an open discussion with Imam Hazari where we will be focusing on how to avoid falling into bad habits. We will also briefly touch on black magic and its prohibitions in Islam.
1/25/2017 6:30:00 PM -05:000.0000
****REGISTRATION IS NOW FULL***** Sportsfest is an annual MLK-weekend charity sports tournament hosted by the UNC Muslim Students Association. Muslims across the East Coast play both flag football and basketball to compete for a title and good cause. This year, the tournament will be held on Saturday, January 14th, 2017 for Flag Football and Sunday, January 15th, 2017 for Basketball. The proceeds this year will go towards the establishment of the UNC Muslim Student Center. For more information, or for other ways to support this project, please go to www.uncmsa.org/donate. SPACE IS CAPPED SO PLEASE REGISTER AS SOON AS POSSIBLE TO RESERVE YOUR TEAM A SPOT!
1/15/2017 12:00:00 AM -05:000.0000
The White Helmets Viewing
UNC MSA will be hosting a viewing of the 'The White Helmets', a 40 minute Netflix film portraying the group of first responders that put their lives on the line every single day to rescue civilians in Syria from government and Russian airstrikes. These unsung heroes constantly risk their lives to rescue victims from the rubble. After the showing there will be be a short discussion and snacks. This event is open to the public. Film Description: In Aleppo, the most important thing to remember is that all life is precious. The White Helmets search for survivors among the wreckage as bombs continue to fall. These ordinary men are extraordinary heroes. Now Streaming on Netflix. Trailer: https://youtu.be/3wj4ncIEDxw
12/6/2016 6:30:00 PM -05:000.0000
Friday Night Lights: Ultimate Frisbee Tournament
The moment we've all been waiting for...the final event in this semester's sports tournament! We will be playing co-rec ultimate frisbee. The seniors and first-years are currently tied for first place...so bring your A-game and a little bit of friendly competition! Remember, you must be a due-paying member to participate. You can pay your dues anytime to Ayoub and Khadiga. And you need to sign up on the google doc! https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1BKcM-shvPm3H6UEueuCqg-rcMPRgXx37ifqx24roEzQ/edit#gid=0 GET HYPE.
12/2/2016 8:00:00 PM -05:000.0000
~~Previously postponed due to Obama's visit~~ Come one, come all! Join MSA for a game night! We will get together to play a fun game of jeopardy. Test your knowledge and take a much-deserved break from school.
11/16/2016 6:30:00 PM -05:000.0000
MSA Habitat for Humanity Build
Salaam everyone, please join us on November 13th for our annual MSA Habitat Build. For those unfamiliar with Habitat for Humanity, they are an organization that uses the help of volunteers to create housing for impoverished populations. Please sign up by clicking the correct date and time (11/13 8:15-12 pm) for the build via this link: http://buildingfaith.orangehabitat.volunteerhub.com/ Note that there are limited spots available so please sign up ASAP!
11/13/2016 8:15:00 AM -05:000.0000
Come one, come all! Join MSA for a game night! We will get together to play games like jeopardy, pictionary, etc. and take a much-deserved break from school.
11/2/2016 6:30:00 PM -04:000.0000
Interclass Soccer Tournament
The second event of the class tournaments is finally here...soccer! Sign up with your class on the Google Doc (there's no limit on the number of people that can sign up per class) and be the last one standing to win points towards the ultimate prize and for bragging rights! Will it the phenomenal freshmen, again? Or will someone give them a run for their money?? **Must be Due Paying Members** You can pay dues the day of the event, or at any MSA meeting! Make sure to fill out the online membership form as well, on www.uncmsa.org/get-involved! Google Doc: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1gc76UwNjd3MGu75sdSMU4A4dSWadmQcR6Fy2x69ynpo/edit?usp=sharing
10/28/2016 3:30:00 PM -04:000.0000
Shi'ism: Commonalities & Misconceptions
This event is meant to foster understanding, unity, and an appreciation of diversity within our ummah. We will be hosting Imam Mehdi Hazari from IABAT in Durham who will give a brief overview of Shia practices and answer your questions about Shi’ism. We will conclude the event with an open discussion. You may submit questions at the event or at the following link: https://docs.google.com/a/uncmsa.org/forms/d/186vgwoUdUbrWDQ3iIYBFagEASMjFS64tpiGVyFZAjn8/edit
10/26/2016 6:30:00 PM -04:000.0000
Not sure what you want to do with your life? Are you interested in exploring new fields? UNC offers a great variety of majors and minors that will allow you to broaden your perspective and gain new insight. In order to help you learn more about the majors offered here, UNC MSA is holding a First Year Majors Panel on Wednesday, October 12. Come and learn about different majors and hear the stories of UNC students. On the panel: * Public Health (Health Policy & Management) - Sadiyya Ingawa * Public Health (Nutrition)-Furquan Khaja & Amina Garba * Biology - Khadiga Konsouh * Chemistry - Nur Massry * Biomedical Engineering - Youssef Zarrouk * Exercise Sports Science - Amina Khan * Business - Ayoub Ouederni * Computer Science - Ayoub Ouederni
10/12/2016 7:00:00 PM -04:000.0000
Interclass Dodgeball Tournament
The first event of the class tournaments is finally here...dodgeball! Sign up with your class on the Google Doc (there's no limit on the number of people that can sign up per class) and be the last one standing to win points towards the ultimate prize and for bragging rights! Remember, if you can dodge a wrench, you can dodge a ball **Must be Due Paying Members** You can pay dues the day of the event, or at any MSA meeting! Make sure to fill out the online membership form as well, on www.uncmsa.org/get-involved! Google Doc: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/10_01pEX10vXF7Wz6A3CgR2p6lvxi20SZvfeiXdIfqxw/edit?usp=sharing
9/30/2016 6:00:00 PM -04:000.0000
Chai Chat: American Intervention Abroad
Come join MSA in discussing the role of the United States in foreign intervention. This halaqa will be a fishbowl discussion/debate. We encourage our members to bring their opinions on whether or not the U.S. should have gotten involved in the wars that it did and why? No experience in politics is required--just come and see what your peers have to say. ******Now in the prayer room (Union 2510)**** CHAI AND BAKLAVA WILL BE PROVIDED!!!!
9/21/2016 6:30:00 PM -04:000.0000
MSA Triangle Bowling
Come join UNC and Duke for a fun bowling night! UNC and Duke- if you need a ride, please sign up on the google doc below. UNC rides are on sheet 1 and duke rides are on sheet 2. https://docs.google.com/a/uncmsa.org/spreadsheets/d/1Udh3wcbEwGdwlvWp9errL-4-nc6iPmdMy8RnMwrc7ik/edit?usp=sharing UNC: Please be at ATMs at 7:15, we will be leaving at 7:30 iA. Regardless of whether or not you are on time, the event will start on time and you will pay the same price. Jzk. Members - $12 Non-Members- $15 Please pay the fee by Jumuah. We hope to see you there! RSVP by Thursday at 10 pm
9/16/2016 7:15:00 PM -04:000.0000
Art and Welcoming Night
Join MSA and the LGBTQ Center for a night of mingling, art, spoken word, and reflection. We hope to create a space that will allow us to get to know one another and the many components that shape our identity. We also hope to support artists from our communities whose art will be displayed in a silent auction. This event offers a space for deep reflection on recent events that have spawned divisive rhetoric throughout our country, pitting two marginalized groups against each other. The space we aim to achieve is one that offers inclusive, constructive dialogue that dismantles notions of disunity. That includes being willing to lean into discomfort, allowing yourself to be vulnerable by relaying your experiences, thoughts, and questions. It's our hope that this space will be one that is conducive to fruitful discussion and free of criticism During the summer, a vigil was held for the victims of the Orlando shootings. Many of us weren't on campus to pay respect to the victims with our fellow students. We will use a portion of the night to have a moment of silence and dedicate time for students to pray or hold intention. Dinner will be provided from Med Deli. Sponsors: LGBTQ Center Muslim Students Association Checked Out Carolina Hispanic Association Sexuality and Gender Alliance Campus Y Carolina Advocating for Gender Equality Muslims for Social Justice
9/6/2016 7:00:00 PM -04:000.0000
First-years! Make sure to come out to your first social of the year. This is a great way to meet the rest of the MSA first year class and learn about how to run for first-year representative! Make sure to invite any other first-years you know!
8/31/2016 6:30:00 PM -04:000.0000
Welcome Back Social
Welcome back to the first MSA social of the semester! We are so excited to meet our new students and to see some familiar faces! Come join us for shurah introductions, food, and fun!
8/24/2016 6:30:00 PM -04:000.0000
GBM: Senior Appreciation Social
Come join us to say celebrate and say farewell to our UNC MSA Class of 2016! We will be having a slideshow and also a gift presentation to our senior class. This will be our last formal GBM of the semester, so be sure to stop by to revel in the memories!
4/27/2016 6:00:00 PM -04:000.0000
UNC MSA Benefit Night at Jasmin Bistro
UNC MSA will be having a benefit night this Thursday, April 14th, at Jasmine! Help MSA raise funds by grabbing dinner with your friends at Jasmine between 4pm and 8pm. Be sure to let them know that you're supporting MSA at the register.
4/14/2016 4:00:00 PM -04:000.0000
GBM: Shurah Elections!
Shurah elections for the executive board of 2016-2017 are finally here! Get to know our candidates and learn about all the positions this Wednesday! Also, due paying members will have an opportunity to vote on Wednesday and also after Jummah on Friday.
4/13/2016 6:00:00 PM -04:000.0000
CHAI AND DESIGN~*~
Chai and Design will be a chance for you to show off your painting skills and give back to the UNC MSA! MSA will provide paint, brushes, stencils, and canvases as well as tea and sweets, while you enjoy painting a masterpiece of your own choosing! Tickets are $10 and all proceeds will go towards funding all our MSA activities. INVITE YOUR FRIENDS WHO LOVE CHAI AND SOME DESIGN!! This event will begin shortly after jummah (which is in the same room)
4/8/2016 4:00:00 PM -04:000.0000
MarioKart8 Tourney for RELAY for Life! + Game Night
UNC MSA is hosting a MarioKart8 Tournament as a fundraiser for UNC Relay for Life. Relay for life events comprise as the signature fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, which uses donations to invest in research in every type of cancer. Many of us have had a loved one affected by cancer and this is a great way to get involved in the fight against cancer. All participants in the tournament will pay an $8 entry fee with all proceeds going to the American Cancer Society. We will also have fun board and card games on the side for spectators and supporters. Suggested entrance donation is $2. Everyone is encourage to make a donation! Please pre-register at the link so we can get a head count. http://goo.gl/forms/Te5tzSlWzD Tournament Rules: • All players must pre-register or register at the event. • All players will get the opportunity to play in 1 preliminary round • Each round will consist of 3 randomly selected races • Four people will play in each round, with the bottom two ranked players eliminated until the final race. • The speed for all races will be 150 cc • Players must respect all property and play only with wiimotes Please feel free to contact us with any questions or suggestions!
4/1/2016 7:30:00 PM -04:000.0000
GBM: Negotiating Sexual and Gender Identities with Dr. Julianne Hammer
Dr. Julianne Hammer will be discussing the role sexuality and gender have in today's society. She will take a closer look at the negotiations of our sexual and gender identity we experience every day. Group discussion will not focus on how we shape our own identity, but also the impact of societal definitions and categories of identity. There will also be a complimentary group discussion/ open halaqa about this topic next week. Please come prepared to learn and discuss this very important and relevant issue.
3/30/2016 6:00:00 PM -04:000.0000
GBM: The Prophet's Companions
This week's GBM will focus on the prophet's companions, including the ones that are sometimes overlooked. Dr. Khalid Shahu will discuss the lessons that can be learned from these Sahabi and how they can inspire our lives.
3/23/2016 6:30:00 PM -04:000.0000
Triangle Ultimate Frisbee Tournament
We are excited to invite you to UNC Chapel Hill to participate in an Ultimate Frisbee Tournament. The cost to participate will be $10 per player. We will be donating funds raise from the turmament to The Light House Project. We hope to have both Mens and Womens Teams so be sure to register by Midnight on March 14. Please Register Here: http://goo.gl/forms/EoZ4ZZssy7 For rules and regulations, please visit: https://gallery.mailchimp.com/73845423f9869864f0afdcd43/files/UNC_MSA_Ultimate_Frisbee_Tournament_Rules_2.pdf
3/19/2016 8:00:00 AM -04:000.0000
Mental Health and America Muslim Communities
Dr. Samina Aziz, a psychiatrist based in Raleigh, will be discussing the importance of discussions regarding mental health and mental illness within American Muslim communities. She will be discussing the perceptions and stigma relating to mental health within our society, and how we, as individuals can work to dismantle these issues.
3/9/2016 6:30:00 PM -05:000.0000
GBM: Discussion on Black Magic with MMK
PhD Candidate and renown author Michael Muhammad Knight will discuss his book "Magic In Islam". Magic in Islam offers a look at magical and mystical technologies throughout Muslim history as well as provides an introduction to magic as it is defined, practiced, condemned, and defended within Muslim traditions.
3/3/2016 6:15:00 PM -05:000.0000
NC MSA Ski Trip
The UNC Muslim Students Association will be hosting a NC MSA ski trip at Beech Mountain North Carolina. MSA's across the state are welcome to join us for this annual tradition. For all who are SURE they will be attending the event, we require that you fill out this form in order to assure your spot and make everything run smoothly: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1ScWjX4AfTnEGzyilmPvJRq4HvRd5VYYBYjUOnX9fGbg/viewform We will be going for a half day, PLEASE ARRIVE AT 10:30 AM AT THE BEECH MOUNTAIN PARKING LOT The prices (including equipment) are as followed: Skiing: $53 Snowboarding: $60 Lunch*: $8 *Lunch is optional; however, the ski resort is out of the way (from other food options) so if you do not get lunch at the resort you will need to bring your own food. If your MSA is interested in this event, please message UNC MSA, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
2/28/2016 10:30:00 AM -05:000.0000
UNC MSA Habitat for Humanity 2/27
Assalaamu Alaikum! PLEASE READ DESCRIPTION! The house for Habitat is built on certain Saturdays or Sundays and there are two shifts for each day. There is a limited number of spots for each shift. Please check the link above to see the event index and sign up ASAP. If you need a ride, or can give rides, please post on the event page. Next Saturday we have 6 spots reserved in the morning and 6 spots reserved in the afternoon. Only sign up for slots that say MSA on them. You MUST sign up online to go.
2/27/2016 8:00:00 AM -05:000.0000
GBM: Pizza Study Break and Games
This week we will have a pizza study break with games including pictionary and charades! Come out after Magrib to hang out with us and have some fun after spending so much time in the library!
2/24/2016 6:15:00 PM -05:000.0000
UNC MSA Habitat for Humanity 2/21 and 2/27
Assalaamu Alaikum! PLEASE READ DESCRIPTION! The house for Habitat is built on certain Saturdays or Sundays and there are two shifts for each day. There is a limited number of spots for each shift. Please check the link above to see the event index and sign up ASAP. If you need a ride, or can give rides, please post on the event page. This Sunday (2/21) is the opening ceremony (in addition to the actual build) and food will be provided around 12:30. You MUST sign up online to go. Next Saturday we have 6 spots reserved in the morning and 6 spots reserved in the afternoon. Only sign up for slots that say MSA on them.
2/21/2016 8:00:00 AM -05:000.0000
Men's Halaqa: Islamophobia in the Making - Between Muslim Conviction and Western Criticism
EMERGENCY UPDATE: There's a strong possibility this event might get rescheduled for next week. We apologize for the inconvenience. More updates to follow. UNC students Ahmad Mosabbeh and Furquan Khaja will be hosting a men's halaqa at Stratford 34C at 8 pm. Please come and participate in a stirring discussion about what it means to face the serious challenges of Islamophobia. They will disucss Islamopohobia from the multivalent perspectives of state formation, power dynamics, contradictions, and racial biases. Show up and be heard! If you need a ride, please post on the event wall!
2/12/2016 8:00:00 PM -05:000.0000
Honoring Our Three Winners: A Stop Hunger Now Event
The UNC Muslim Students Association will be hosting a Stop Hunger Now service event to honor the Our Three Winners: Deah Barakat, Yusor Abu-Salha and Razan Abu-Salha, who were victims of the Chapel Hill Shooting. During this event, individuals will be working in teams to pack dehydrated meals that are shipped throughout the world to support school feeding programs, orphanages and for crisis relief. Individuals can sign up for forty-five minute shifts, which will include an orientation, the actual meal packing, and clean up. Individual can sign up for multiple shifts. Please register as soon as possible to guarantee spots. We humbly advise UNC students, faculty, and staff to sign up for early shifts to allow members of the greater community spots after 5 pm once free parking is available. This event is part of the #ForwardWithFaith campaign of The Light House Project This event is free and open to the public. If you would like to donate to fund the resources for the event, please follow the link for registration. Link to Registration: http://events.stophungernow.org/UNCMSA
2/8/2016 3:00:00 PM -05:000.0000
GBM: The Intersection of Racism and Islamophobia
Hopefully the power won't go out this time! Manzoor Cheema has come back to give his original discussion about the duality of racism and Islamophobia. With the unfortunate increase in racist and Islamophobic rhetoric within the American public sphere, social and political activist Manzoor Cheema will unpack the roots and greater ramifications of this type of speech from an intersectional perspective.
2/3/2016 6:00:00 PM -05:000.0000
GBM: Reflecting on coaltions, community building, and networking
The GBM will be a reflection on the talk given by Suehalia Amen on What is an All-American Muslim? We will be focusing on the major points she discussed such as community building, networking and coalition forming. We hope the discussion will foster a more involved, connected and welcoming Muslim community. Cover photo courtsey of the Daily Tar Heel
1/27/2016 6:00:00 PM -05:000.0000
GBM: The Intersection of Racism and Islamophobia, with Manzoor Cheema
With the unfortunate increase in racist and Islamophobic rhetoric within the American public sphere, social and political activist Manzoor Cheema will unpack the roots and greater ramifications of this type of speech from an intersectional perspective.
1/20/2016 6:00:00 PM -05:000.0000
UNC MSA Sportsfest 2016
Sportsfest is an annual charity tournament hosted by the UNC Muslim Students Association. Muslims across the East Coast compete for a title and for a beneficial cause. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to S4Si, a UNC student organization that funds the education of an underprivileged female Muslim secondary student in Zanzibar. Last year, through our donation, we raised funds to suport the cost of our scholar's entire secondary education! To Register: Please Visit uncmsa.org Early Registration Ends Dec 31st Late Registration Ends Jan 8th January 16th: M/W Basketball @ Woollen Gym January 17th: M/W Flag Football @ Hooker Fields
1/17/2016 12:00:00 AM -05:000.0000
GBM: Welcome Back Pizza Social and Volunteer Sign Up
Welcome back Tar Heels and say Assalamualaikum to the 2016 semester! This week's GBM will be a pizza social and also a volunteer interest meeting for this weekend's tournament, Sportsfest. If you would like to go ahead and sign up for volunteering, please complete the form below. We will also have forms available during the event. ALSO, all volunteers are required to attend a short orientation after Jummah (~2:45 pm). For any questions, please contact Saima Akbar at email@example.com. Volunteer Sign Up: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1dMRlkRbrmdkkvq9GZ4ucmcFADReyw-qVi67Dn8G5Kc8/viewform?c=0&w=1&usp=send_form
1/13/2016 6:00:00 PM -05:000.0000
UNC MSA Soccer Classic
Soccer Classic is an annual charity tournament hosted by the UNC Muslim Students Association, and we have switched things up this year by moving it into the fall semester!! Teams from across North Carolina come to compete for a title and a cause. Every year, UNC MSA donates the proceeds from the tournament to a charity. This year, the touranment is being held in honor of Our Three Winners: Deah, Yusor, and Razan. The first eight men's teams will be guaranteed a spot in the tournament. Registration ends November 17th for both men and women, so register today! Early Registration Open Until Nov 10th, $15 per person Late Registration Open Until Nov 17th, $20 per person For registration visit our website: http://www.uncmsa.org/#!msa-soccer-classic/c14dv Promo video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-6scsm-rXE&feature=youtu.be All proceeds will be donated to Our Three Winners Trust, which has been established to fund commemorative education and community service projects in the years to come. For more information about the trust click here.
11/21/2015 8:00:00 AM -05:000.0000
Pizza, Survey, Volunteer Social
This week's GBM will be a pizza social! We will have IAM surveys along with volunteer sign ups for Soccer Classic available at the event. We would like to also hear from you about how the semester has been, any questions and suggestions you may have for the Shurah, and also want everyone to get together!
11/18/2015 5:45:00 PM -05:000.0000
GBM: Salah- A Deeper Look
This week's GBM will be a talk on prayer/ salah, and how it is one of the greatest gifts to Muslims. It will discuss how prayer was ordained and how to connect more spiritually within our prayers.
11/11/2015 5:45:00 PM -05:000.0000
GBM: Trivia Night and Ice Cream Bar
This week we are having a Islamic trivia night/ social! Bring your friends and competitive spirit for an ice cream bar and a competition to test your Islamic knowledge!
11/4/2015 5:45:00 PM -05:000.0000
UNC MSA Fast-a-thon with Hari Kondabolu
Fast-A-Thon is an event held on university campuses across North America by many university Muslim Student Associations as a way for people to experience the beauty of the Islamic fast and also donate to an incredible charity. Fasting is not required, however attendees have the opportunity to fast from sunrise to sunset, and then join us for a meal and discussion about how fasting helps us experience not only hunger but a certain understanding of our faith and our journey towards God. A short discussion will be led by Imam Abutaleb. The UNC Muslim Students Association holds Fast-a-thon as an annual semi-formal banquet with the goal to create awareness about underlying determinants of hunger, discrimination, systematic violence, and the intricacies of the Islamic faith tradition. All proceeds collected from tickets sales and individual donations will go to our two sponsored charities selected by UNC MSA’s executive board. The organizations were chosen primarily for their goals to ensure the dignity and inalienable rights of human beings. This year we decided to split donations between a domestic and international organization, the Compass Center and Mercy USA’s relief efforts for Burmese refugees. For our main speaker this year we are bringing the notable comedian Hari Kondabolu. Kondabolu has been featured on Conan, Jimmy Kimmel Live, David Letterman, and Comedy Central. Kondabolu's ability to navigate the nuance and hilarity of the American minority experience will ensure that we all have a great night together after a day of fasting! Ticket Sales: Due Paying Menbers: $10 Non-Due Paying Members $15 At the Door EVERYONE: $18 Tickets can be purchased through the Union box office at the link below or at the pit: http://tinyurl.com/njr4noh
10/30/2015 6:00:00 PM -04:000.0000
Islamophobia Teach-in Series #4: The Struggle of Jihad with AbdelRahman Murphy
The Islamophobia Teach-In Series was created by UNC MSA and UNC MONSOON as a way to heal and educate the UNC community after the events of February 10th. The series is focused on dismantling Islamophobia, from its financial roots and the commonly held prejudices perpetuated by the media and politics. Please join AbdelRahman Murphy in discussing the misappropriation of the Islamic concept of jihad. Murphy will focus on how these misconceptions perpeturate Islamophobia and the criminalization of Muslim identities. Also, Murphy will detail how Muslims experience and understand the term jihad as a nuanced struggle in their faith in an introspective and extrospective manner. This lecture is sponsored by UNC MSA, UNC MONSOON, Carolina Center for the Middle East and Muslim Civilization, and the Carolina Asia Center.
10/29/2015 6:00:00 PM -04:000.0000
My Jihad Is...
Hello everyone! In anticipation for our upcoming "The Struggle of Jihad" event with Br. AbdelRahman Murphy this Thursday, we invite you to come write about what your Jihad is. The literal meaning of Jihad is effort or struggle and does not only pertain to holy war as what mainstream media makes it out to seem. Come out to the pit tables from Tuesday until Thursday from 11am-2pm and write down what your Jihad is and get your photo taken! Thursday's event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1640088719612899/
10/29/2015 12:00:00 AM -04:000.0000
Open Jummah with Brother Nouman Siddiqui
Please join UNC MSA for our Friday prayer and discussion facilitated by Br. Nouman Siddiqui. The Friday prayer is an important prayer for Muslims because it is accompanied with a sermon and a special "salat." After the prayer and sermon, Br. Nouman will provide space for questions and discussions for all the stuents presents. This is a great opportunity to observe a Islamic prayer and sermon and also have your questions answered about Islamic Friday Prayer.
10/23/2015 2:15:00 PM -04:000.0000
GBM: "Legacies of Women in Islam"
10/21/2015 5:45:00 PM -04:000.0000
Freshman Majors Panel
Shopping for majors? Still undecided? Come to our panel discussion with upperclassmen with a variety of majors to learn more about what degrees UNC has to offer! This is also a great chance to network and learn about other activities and opportunities our older members are passionate about!
10/20/2015 5:45:00 PM -04:000.0000
Midnight Qiyaam (Round 2!)
Since our last qiyaam was rained out by Hurricane Joaquin (or really his less malevolent cousin) we will inshAllah have another midnight qiyaam + cookout night this Tuesday. Please come out as a great opportunity to pray and celebrate right before Fall Break!
10/13/2015 11:59:00 PM -04:000.0000
GBM: "Journey through Islamicate Art" with Dr. Glaire Anderson
Dr. Glaire Anderson, a notable UNC professor of Islam and Islamicate art and architecture, will be discussing the chronology of Islamicate Art. With specific historical and contemporary examples, Dr. Anderson will detail how Islamicate art and architecture have influenced the traditions, themes, and conceptions of our modern world.
10/12/2015 6:00:00 PM -04:000.0000
GBM: Islam and Religious Difference with Michael Muhammad Knight
As our first event for Islam Awareness Month, Michael Muhammad Knight will discuss religious difference as conceptualized in Muslim traditions, starting with the Qur'an and the earliest Muslim community in 7th-century Arabia and progressing through later Muslim encounters with other communities and traditions. Discussion will touch upon religious difference as treated in Muslim theological, legal, and mystical traditions.
10/7/2015 5:45:00 PM -04:000.0000
To kick off Islam Awareness Month, we will be holding the second qiyaam of the year. This is a great opportunity to reflect during midterm exam week and also to start Islam Awareness Month on a great note. We will be going to Cookout afterwards, so get excited!
10/1/2015 11:59:00 PM -04:000.0000
GBM: Muslims and National Identity
This week we will be having an open discussion focused on Muslim perceptions of our place within the larger American community. The topic of national identity is a major issue in today's political landscape, and we hope to provide an invigorating discussion on our personal narratives, future goals, and definitions of what it means to be a Muslim American.
9/30/2015 6:30:00 PM -04:000.0000