General Body Meeting
Learn more about this semester's upcoming events, listen to a student-led halaqa, meet new people, and get free food!
1/25/2017 8:00:00 PM -05:000.0000
Ice Skating at the Sculpture Gardens
Come ice skating with us! We will meet at 7pm in the Marvin Center near the Admissions Center, and will walk over together. The cost is around $10 with a student ID
1/27/2017 7:30:00 PM -05:000.0000
Finals Study Hall
Can't find a place to study in Gelman? Need some coffee and food during your study breaks? Come study for your finals in rooms 605 (G, H, I, K) and grab some free coffee and food. Gelman can get crowded during finals so if you can't find a place to study come join other MSA members!
12/11/2016 2:00:00 PM -05:000.0000
Grad Student Study Hall
Can't find a place to study in Gelman? Need some coffee and food during your study breaks? Come study for your finals in rooms 605 (G, H, I, K) and grab some free coffee and food. Gelman can get crowded during finals so if you can't find a place to study come join other Muslim Graduate Students!
12/11/2016 2:00:00 PM -05:000.0000
Support the MSA by eating some Roti on December 7th from 5-8pm!
12/7/2016 5:00:00 PM -05:000.0000
Studies and Salah: Finding the Balance
Struggling with prioritizing prayers amidst papers and professors? Thinking about your problem sets while in sujood? We invite you all to come join us as Chaplain Meraj gives us a college student's guide on how to perfect prayer and balance religion with academic responsibilities.
12/6/2016 7:30:00 PM -05:000.0000
Sisters Karaoke Night!
Come hang out and sing some karaoke in a sisters only night! We are meeting in Marvin in front of the Admissions office at 6:15 sharp and are metroing over together. If you can't make it to Marvin by 6:15, you can meet us at Wok and Roll. The more people that come the cheaper it is, so please bring all yor friends (don't have to be Muslims). PLEASE BRING CASH (not just $20 bills). Please confirm your attendence by Wednesday November 30th so we can confirm the price per person.
12/2/2016 6:15:00 PM -05:000.0000
November General Body Meeting
Join the MSA at our November GBM. There will be a halaqa, time to socialize, and free food!
11/16/2016 7:00:00 PM -05:000.0000
Join the GW MSA in the first social event of the semester! We will be going bowling together at Pinstripes Georgetown! We will meet at the Marvin Center Lobby at 1pm then walk to Georgetown together. The total cost is $17 which includes the rental fee for shoes
11/12/2016 3:00:00 PM -05:000.0000
Freshman Game Night
Are you a Freshman? Want to get together with other freshman in the MSA and meet new people? Come out to our first freshman event of the year! Please invite your friends to this event If you have any questions contact out Freshman representatives, Lauren Monsen and Abdullah Tauqeer
11/4/2016 7:30:00 PM -04:000.0000
Graduate Student Mixer!
In an effort to create a stronger community, the MSA is holding its first Graduate Student event! If you are a Grad student please come out to meet other Muslim students and to get more involved in the MSA. If you have any questions please reach out us via facebook, email, or to our Graduate Student Representative, Ghonva K Ghauri
11/3/2016 7:30:00 PM -04:000.0000
GW MSA Potluck on the Mall
The GW MSA will be hosting a potluck on the mall and any members of the GW Muslim community are welcome. Get to meet new people, socialize, and eat some home cooked food on the mall! A very informal event to bring the community together and all are welcome! If you are attending please bring enough food (NOT DESSERTS) for at least 10 people. We are also trying to be sustainable, so BRING YOUR OWN PLATES/UTENSILS/WATER BOTTLES. Please sign up here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Y2r4ImCJSyDHImzOmOb1kiCLvE378hk1IzSgktBfr4c/edit#gid=0 We hope to see you there inshallah!
10/14/2016 7:00:00 PM -04:000.0000
GW MSA Beefsteak Fundraiser
Come support the GW MSA by eating at Beefsteak anytime between 2-6pm on October 6th. 20% of all proceeds will be donated to the MSA.
10/6/2016 2:00:00 PM -04:000.0000
MSA Eid Banquet
GWU MSA invites you to attend our annual Eid Banquet! Come celebrate Eid while enjoying new company, a mediterranean dinner, and photo booth This event is free and open to the public. Everyone is welcome! The event is formal/traditional attire. Henna will be done for $5-10, we will be accepting cash only.
9/30/2016 7:00:00 PM -04:000.0000
MSA Mentor-Mentee Mixer
Mentors and Mentees will be matched Wednesday morning! This will allow you all to get to know eachother over doughnuts and coffee!
9/14/2016 7:30:00 PM -04:000.0000
Eid Prayer at GWU
Salaam! GWMSA will be hosting Eid Salat on Monday, September 12th at 10am. The Eid Salat will be at 10am will be held in the Continental Ballroom on the third floor of the Marvin Center. So if you're on campus, or near Foggy Bottom looking for a metro-accessible Eid prayer, come join us! We will begin with Takbeerat (proclaiming the Greatness of God) , followed by prayer, and a short khutbah by GWMSA's very own Chaplain Meraj! What: Eid Salat When: 945am takbeerat, 10am salat SHARP Where: Continental Ballroom, 3rd Floor of the Marvin Center, 800 21st St NW, Washington, DC 20052
9/12/2016 9:45:00 AM -04:000.0000
First General Body Meeting
GW MSA welcomes you to attend our first general body meeting! We'll be introducing this year's board, upcoming events-such as our Eid Banquet- and ways to get involved! Come meet new friends, play games and grab free pizza. Everyone is welcome!
9/6/2016 7:00:00 PM -04:000.0000
It's About Time: Surat al-'Asr Tour
Fawakih is excited to announce the Surat Al-Asr Tour. During each session on this tour we will dive into the inner meanings of Surah Al-Asr and give participants a taste of the Arabic language. We are offering this free program to our Fawakih family, friends and partners. The purpose of this tour is to increase awareness of the beauty and intricacies of the Quranic language. SPEAKER BIO Saad Omar graduated from Georgetown University with a degree in English and a masters in nonprofit management. He has studied Islam and Arabic in Mecca, Jordan, Turkey and across the US. Saad is a published songwriter and the founder of the Poetic Vision Tour, the Shadows of Light and Razjan, a company that builds creative businesses in the Muslim community. For information about these events please e-mail at email@example.com.
8/29/2016 5:30:00 PM -04:000.0000
Intro to the Quranic Spiritual Path
This 3 part class will meet on Friday 4/29, Friday May 6th, and Thursday May 12th from 6pm to 7pm. Description: Of all the faculties man has been endowed with, none excels the heart in importance and nobility. For the heart is both the seat of intelligence and understanding, and the locus of faith and spirituality; it is the quintessential faculty by which we as humans may come to know his creator, and seek nearness and intimacy with Him. The heart's spiritual sustenance lies in its being receptive to the effusions of divine grace and guidance, without which the veils that cover it will continue to corrupt its primordial purity, gradually rendering it dysfunctional. Each veil- a metaphor for heedlessness, sins and distraction- that is melted away by the rays of faith and spiritual endeavor, allows vital qualities or such as love of Allah, as well as hope, fear, remembrance, and reliance upon Him, are referred to in the religious vocabulary as spiritual stations or "STEPS"; only when the heart embraces these stations is it said to be truly sound. The Majestic Qur'an informs: 'The day when wealth and sons avail not, save him who brings to Allah a heart that is sound.' This short introduction, led by Irfaan Nooruddin, explains 7 of the main spiritual stations that the heart is required to embrace as part of its worship of Allah and its journeying to Him. Each class commences with a Quranic verses which highlights one of these spiritual stations; each stations is then explained in a clear, lucid style, seasoned with insights by some of the sages and spiritual masters from the early Muslims. The nature and brevity of this book is such that it may be regarded as a primer to the science of "suluk", ie "Wayfaring" or Muslim Spirituality.
5/12/2016 12:00:00 AM -04:000.0000
End of the Year Banquet
Join GW MSA for an enchanting evening to say farewell to our seniors as we recollect the memories during their four years here. Get to know the seniors and other MSA members as we enjoy good company! Dinner will be catered from the world famous SHAMSHIRY and we will have a presentation celebrating our seniors. We hope you will join us and look forward to seeing you! Date: Friday, April 15th Time: 7:00 pm Location: The City View Room (Elliott School) Dress Code: Formal/Traditional attire ATTENTION SENIORS: Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and major if you would like to be recognized at the banquet! Additionally, please send any photos that you would like to be included in the senior slideshow. Note: The City View Room is a location perfect for photos!
4/15/2016 7:00:00 PM -04:000.0000
Open Dialogue: Mental Health
Open Dialogue is back, and this week's topic is Mental Health. Join us for a genuine, open discussion on any and all mental health concerns and how we can relate them to Islam. What is the balance between self-help and spirituality versus professional help? What can we do about the stigma surrounding mental health, particularly among Muslims? The discussion will be facilitated by mental health expert Suphia Dadabhoy. When: Tuesday, April 12 at 6:30 p.m. Where: Phillips Hall, 414B
4/12/2016 6:30:00 PM -04:000.0000
Assalaamu Alaikum! As an annual tradition, we're excited to be presenting Muslim Monologues! Muslim Monologues is a night of performances by people from the GW and DC Muslim community. This event is our chance as young American Muslims to explore our Muslim identity and share our different experiences through spoken word, music, storytelling, and more. We have some amazing talent lined up! Admission is FREE and open to the public. Don't forget to RSVP and share! When: Firday, April 8 at 7 p.m. Where: Marvin Center Amphitheater (3rd floor) 800 21st Street, NW Washington, D.C. 20052
4/8/2016 7:00:00 PM -04:000.0000
Project Downtown: March Edition!
Project Downtown is a regular occurring event in which members of the DC community come together to make sandwiches and assemble bagged lunches for the homeless members of the community. WHERE: Marvin Center #4302 800 21st St. NW Washington, D.C. 20052 The George Washington University WHEN: Saturday, March 26st @ 12:00 PM WHY: To reach out and share the love! Give your thanks a little early and join us for a great #communityservice opportunity!
3/26/2016 12:00:00 PM -04:000.0000
Islam Awareness Week
Islam Awareness Week is an annual, weeklong event dedicated to combating negative perceptions and providing a venue to appreciate the nature of the beautiful Islamic faith. Every day during this week, we will be holding an event centered around a different topic. Here is the list of events: Monday, March 21 Islamophobia Panel When: 7:30-8:30 p.m. Where: Elliot School, B12 OAS, HSA, SSA and MSA present an interfaith discussion: In the toxic political atmosphere in which bigotry against religious minorities is a salient political strategy, those who are often stereotyped as 'Muslims' or 'Middle Eastern' remain under threat. A panel of speakers will discuss the severity of this threat and explain the role interfaith solidarity in countering the xenophobia prevalent in the U.S. today. _____________________________________ Tuesday, March 22 “Being Muslim: A Practical Guide” with Imam Suhaib Webb When: 7-8:30 p.m. Where: Elliot School, 131 Imam Suhaib Webb will be debuting a series of talks based on the new book "Being Muslim: A Practical Guide” by Asad Tarsin. Webb is an American Muslim scholar with more than 16 years of experience serving Muslim communities in the North America. (From the book description) "Being Muslim: A Practical Guide” is a new book written to help people learn how to live and practice the faith of Islam-to learn what Muslims believe, how to pray and fast, and how to perform the Islamic devotions appropriately. This book is not meant to expound on abstract theoretical aspects of Islam, but to give readers practical and useful knowledge that can help them understand what it means to be Muslim. It highlights how we can, on a daily basis, develop a healthy relationship with God, through both devotions and in ordinary daily life. _____________________________________ Wednesday, March 23 Feminism & Islam Panel When: 7-8:30 p.m. Where: MPA Building, 309 The role of women in Islam is without a doubt one of the most debated and misconceived topics about the religion. This panel aims to cut through the misconception and reveal how important, powerful and influential women are in Islam today and in history. Panelists: -Sumaiya Hamdani – Associate Professor of History and Art History, George Mason University -Zahrae Chrifi Alaoui – Adjunct assistant professor, Georgetown University -TBA _____________________________________ Thursday, March 24 Calligraphy When: 7-8:30 p.m. Where: Monroe, B32 Watch and learn from a master calligrapher demonstrating an art that is intricately tied with the cultures Islam permeates. _____________________________________ Friday, March 25 Meet the co-author: The Study Quran When: 6-7:30 p.m. Where: Duqués Hall, 359 The Study Quran is a “historic and groundbreaking work, produced by a distinguished team of Islamic studies scholars.” The newly published book is an “English translation of the Quran that is accurate, accessible, and reliable in how it renders this sacred text.” Co-author Maria Dakake will discuss the major undertaking of translating the Holy Quran and interpreting it in a different language, as well as her contributions to this highly praised translation. Dr. Dakake is chair and associate professor at the Department of Religious Studies at George Mason University.
3/25/2016 12:00:00 AM -04:000.0000
Open Dialogue: Mental Health (POSTPONED, TBA)
PLEASE READ: This event has been postponed, as it conflicts with the vigil for the three Muslim victims of execution-style murder last week. We encourage anyone to attend and share the event: https://www.facebook.com/events/215463495474953/?active_tab=highlights ------------------------------------------------------------------- Join us for our next "Open Dialogue" discussion. This week's topic: Mental Health in Islam. How does Islam as a religion address it? How well do Muslims as people approach it? The discussion will be facilitated by mental health expert Suphia Dadabhoy. The floor will be open to your questions and comments. *cough* -- free coffee and donuts -- *cough*
3/1/2016 6:30:00 PM -05:000.0000
MSA Sisters Karaoke Night
Join the MSA sisters fr a fun night of singing your favorite tunes and hanging out with friends! We'll meet at the Marvin Center (4th floor, by the couches) at 6:30, then we'll walk over to the Foggy Bottom Metro station. Get ready to sing your heart out!
2/20/2016 7:00:00 PM -05:000.0000
Auditions: Muslim Monologues
Assalaamu Alaikum! As an annual tradition, we're excited to be hosting the Muslim Monologues later this spring! The Muslim Monologues is a night of performances by people from the GW and DC Muslim community. In preparation, we're holding auditions. If you're interested in being a part of this fun event, please read this description in its entirety. Entries can be any type of performance, including speech, prose, poetry, rap, song, music and skit. Group acts are welcome. The sky is the limit! (The Marvin Center Amphitheater ceiling is the real limit. So please, no high diving acts.) Entries are not restricted to GW and are open to other schools, so please share this with anyone who might be interested. The Muslim Monologues will be held on April 8, 2016 at 7 p.m. at GW. To sign up for auditions, please fill out this Google form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1TQauNUJhQruf4M3Zvo5Um4Ok6CLTLGIw1GUwAx-z9VU/viewform AUDITION DATES: (You only need to attend one.) February 18: 5-7 p.m. MPA building, rm. 309 805 21st Street, NW February 20: 1-4 p.m. Duques Hall, rm. 360 2201 G Street, NW We can't wait to see what you have in store!
2/20/2016 12:00:00 AM -05:000.0000
Open Dialogue: Differentiating Between Culture & Religion
Join us for our second, biweekly "Open Dialogue" discussion. This week's topic: How do you differentiate between culture and religion in Islam? The discussion will be facilitated by MSA Chaplain Meraj Allahrakha. There will be FREE coffee and donuts. When: Tuesday, February 16 @ 6:30 p.m. Where: Phillips Hall, room 414B 801 22nd Street, NW
2/16/2016 6:30:00 PM -05:000.0000
Fawakih Institute: Surat Al-'Asr Tour
We are excited to be a part of the Fawakih Institute's Surat Al-'Asr Tour. During each session on this tour, Fawakih will dive into the inner meanings of Surat Al-Asr (The Quranic chapter of "Time") and give participants a taste of the Arabic language. The purpose of this tour is to increase awareness of the beauty and intricacies of the Quranic language. Pizza, snacks and refreshments will be provided. If you are interested in this event, please RSVP using this link: http://timetour.eventbrite.com/ When: Saturday, February 13, 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. Where: Duques Hall, room 360 2201 G Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20052
2/13/2016 3:30:00 PM -05:000.0000
Open Dialogue: Millennial Muslims
Next Tuesday will be the first of a biweekly series of open discussions about issues concerning Muslims in America. The discussion is open to everyone and will be facilitated by our chaplain, Meraj Allahrakha. The first discussion's topic: Millennial Muslims. What unique challenges does this generation of young Muslims face, and how do we deal with them? When: Tuesday, February 2 at 6:30 p.m. Where: MSA Musullah (Prayer Room), Marvin Center 406
2/2/2016 6:30:00 PM -05:000.0000
Dalia Mogahed at GW
We are excited to have well-renowned American Muslim scholar, researcher and consultant Dalia Mogahed speak at GW on Januray 29. Mogahed is the Director of Research at the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding (ISPU). She is the former Executive Director of the Gallup Center for Muslim Studies, has served as an advisor to Presdient Barack Obama, and testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations about U.S. engagement with Muslim communities. Mogahed has given numerous interviews in the news media about Muslims in America. Mogahed will be speaking about Islam in America in the current climate and how we can make a difference followed by a Q&A session. Tickets to this event will be free of charge for GW students and $5 for non-GW attendees. Please purchase ahead of time to expedite entrance into the venue. Tickets wil be availabe at the door. Tickets are available at the following link: https://gwutickets.com/online/seatSelect.asp?BOset::WSmap::seatmap::performance_ids=2709BF4D-7A17-4C0A-91CC-2BA27E93390C When: Friday, January 29 at 7 p.m. Where: Betts Theater, (Marvin Center) 800 21st Street, NW Washington, D.C. 20052
1/29/2016 7:00:00 PM -05:000.0000
MSA Ice Skating
We hope everyone had a great winter break. We want to kick off the new year and the new semester with an awesome event for everyone in MSA. On January 21st we will be going ice skating! You'll be able to catch up with friends and have a fun time. We will meet at the Marvin Center at 6:45 PM and will walk over to the Georgetown skating rink. Looking forward to seeing you all there!
1/21/2016 6:45:00 PM -05:000.0000
MSA General Body Meeting
Come take a study break, catch up with friends and get updates on future MSA events! Oh, and there will be FREE FOOD! We'll be in MSSC room 104 at 6:45 p.m.
12/2/2015 11:45:00 PM +00:000.0000
College Muslim Dilemmas: An Honest Conversation on Drinking, Relationships, and Self-Worth
Ever feel like your religion is pulling you one way, but your social life is pulling you another? Do you struggle in finding a balance between being a "good" Muslim and being a "normal" college student? Do you stress out over your identity and self-worth? Are you interested in hearing about these dilemmas in a way that doesn't talk down to you? Join us for a sincere discussion on these difficult topics in a judgement-free environment. We will hear from three experienced panelists about how to deal with these common struggles. Panelists: Meraj Allahrakha – Chaplain, GW MSA Mena Tarin – Chaplain, Marymount University MSA Joshua Salaam – Youth Director, ADAMS Center Click on the link below to send your questions anonymously! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/5G3S73B Admission is free and open to the public. Location: Marvin Center Ampitheater 800 21st Street, NW Washington, D.C. 20052 3rd Floor
10/23/2015 7:00:00 PM -04:000.0000
GWMSA Eid al-Adha Banquet
Celebrate Eid Al-Adha with us at our yearly banquet! Enjoy delicious, free halal Thai food, take classy photos and selfies in our photobooth, and create masterpieces at our arts and crafts table! This event will have a formal dresscode and the theme will be autumn colors. Admission is free and open to the public. Location: Marvin Center Continental Ballroom 800 21st Street, NW Washington, D.C. 20052 3rd Floor
10/3/2015 7:00:00 PM -04:000.0000
Freshmen: Captain Cookie Social!
Come meet other freshmen and get to know your class!! Take a break from studying and enjoy captain cookie!
10/1/2015 7:00:00 PM -04:000.0000