This musallah is run by the GWMSA and is located in Marvin Center 406. Jumuah is held two blocks away at 2401 Virginia Avenue (Miriam's Kitchen).
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Calligraphy Workshop

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4/29/2017 12:00:00 AM -04:00

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Weekly Quran Circle: Surah Saba (Sheba) part 1

Salaams everyone! Remember, we meet Wednesdays at 7pm at the GW Musallah in Marvin Center Room 406! Wednesday, May 3rd Sûrah: 34 Saba {Sheba} Chronological Order: 58 Assigned Verses: Ayahs 1-27 Summary: Disbelievers have been warned also of the evil consequences, of their stubbornness. In this connection, the stories of the Sabaeans and the Prophets David and Solomon have been related to impress this lesson. --- The weekly Qur'an halaqas are open personal reflections of the group, and are facilitated by Chaplain Meraj Allahrakha. Since this is personal reflection, there are no wrong answers or unwelcomed interpretations. There will be SEVERAL copies of different translations/interpretations of the Quran, but since this will be a weekly occurrence, a personal copy might be useful. Don't have one? We should remedy that! The goal of this halaqa is to cultivate a personal relationship with the Book of Allah, in a manner that brings it to life more than just a history or textbook.

5/3/2017 7:00:00 PM -04:00

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Weekly Quran Circle: Surah Saba (Sheba) part 2

Salaams everyone! Remember, we meet Wednesdays at 7pm at the GW Musallah in Marvin Center Room 406! Wednesday, may 10th Sûrah: 34 Saba {Sheba} Chronological Order: 58 Assigned Verses: Ayahs 28-54 Summary: There were the people of Saba, who, when blessed by Allah, became proud, and were consequently so thoroughly destroyed and dispersed as to be remembered only in myths and legends. --- The weekly Qur'an halaqas are open personal reflections of the group, and are facilitated by Chaplain Meraj Allahrakha. Since this is personal reflection, there are no wrong answers or unwelcomed interpretations. There will be SEVERAL copies of different translations/interpretations of the Quran, but since this will be a weekly occurrence, a personal copy might be useful. Don't have one? We should remedy that! The goal of this halaqa is to cultivate a personal relationship with the Book of Allah, in a manner that brings it to life more than just a history or textbook.

5/10/2017 7:00:00 PM -04:00

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Calligraphy Workshop

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4/28/2017 12:00:00 AM -04:00

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MSA Roti Fundraiser!

Come support the GW MSA at Roti on April 26th form 6-8pm! Make sure you show the flyer to the cashier on your phone so that a portion of your meal cost will benefit the MSA!

4/27/2017 6:00:00 PM -04:00

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Mehdi Hasan: Understanding the Narrative

Come watch award winning journalist, political commentator, author, and broadcaster, Mehdi Hasan, speak about Islamophobia and U.S. muslim affairs. There will also be an open dialogue at the end of his talk, and an opportunity to ask questions We look forward to seeing you all there. http://www.aljazeera.com/profile/mehdi-hasan.html

4/26/2017 7:00:00 PM -04:00

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Spiritual Lessons from the Prophetic Night Journey and Ascent

This week we will explore the beauty of the prophetic ascension with our Chaplain Meraj in an informal and informative setting. Invite your friends for a benificial night!

4/19/2017 8:30:00 PM -04:00

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Weekly Quran Circle: Surah Luqman Part 3

Salaams everyone! Remember, we meet Wednesdays at 7pm at the GW Musallah in Marvin Center Room 406! Wednesday, April 19th Sûrah: 31 Luqman {The Wise Man} Chronological Order: 57 Assigned Verses: Ayahs 18-34 Summary: These verses show how God's intention through creation was to better mankind, and his signs are theoretically everywhere, from rain to vegetation. This emphasis once again reminds people of their subservience to Allah while also driving home the idea that man is meant to do good on the Earth. Man's purpose is to serve God, while the Earth has been created in order to facilitate man's needs. --- The weekly Qur'an halaqas are open personal reflections of the group, and are facilitated by Chaplain Meraj Allahrakha. Since this is personal reflection, there are no wrong answers or unwelcomed interpretations. There will be SEVERAL copies of different translations/interpretations of the Quran, but since this will be a weekly occurrence, a personal copy might be useful. Don't have one? We should remedy that! The goal of this halaqa is to cultivate a personal relationship with the Book of Allah, in a manner that brings it to life more than just a history or textbook.

4/19/2017 7:00:00 PM -04:00

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End of the Year Banquet

Come out to the MSA's end of the year banquet! Get some free food, say farwell to graduating seniors, meet the next year's Executive Board, and hang out with other members of the MSA! Attire is semiformal/traditional clothes!

4/15/2017 7:00:00 PM -04:00

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The season of spiritual renewal: Rajab, Shaban, Ramadan

Come learn more about the meaning behind daily Islamic rituals with our Chaplain Meraj in an informal and informative setting.

4/12/2017 8:15:00 PM -04:00

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Weekly Quran Circle: Surah Luqman part 2

Salaams everyone! Remember, we meet Wednesdays at 7pm at the GW Musallah in Marvin Center Room 406! Wednesday, April 12th Sûrah: 31 Luqman {The Wise Man} Chronological Order: 57 Assigned Verses: Ayahs 18-34 Summary: These verses show how God's intention through creation was to better mankind, and his signs are theoretically everywhere, from rain to vegetation. This emphasis once again reminds people of their subservience to Allah while also driving home the idea that man is meant to do good on the Earth. Man's purpose is to serve God, while the Earth has been created in order to facilitate man's needs. --- The weekly Qur'an halaqas are open personal reflections of the group, and are facilitated by Chaplain Meraj Allahrakha. Since this is personal reflection, there are no wrong answers or unwelcomed interpretations. There will be SEVERAL copies of different translations/interpretations of the Quran, but since this will be a weekly occurrence, a personal copy might be useful. Don't have one? We should remedy that! The goal of this halaqa is to cultivate a personal relationship with the Book of Allah, in a manner that brings it to life more than just a history or textbook.

4/12/2017 7:00:00 PM -04:00

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Muslim Monologues

Muslim Monologues is an annual showcase of Muslims' from around the DMV area expressing themselves through song, poetry, Quran recitation, music, and other performances. Come out to see some incredible performers from across the DMV express themselves, talk about what it means to be Muslim, and to expand your view on what it means to be Muslim.

4/6/2017 7:00:00 PM -04:00

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Weekly Quran Circle: Surah Luqman part 1

Salaams everyone! Remember, we meet Wednesdays at 7pm at the GW Musallah in Marvin Center Room 406! Wednesday, April 5th Sûrah: 31 Luqman {The Wise Man} Chronological Order: 57 Assigned Verses: Ayahs 1-17 Summary: The focus of this sura, once broken down into its many elements, can be seen as emphasizing principles of moderation. The sura uses the mustard seed analogy to emphasize the degree to which God maintains his purview over man's actions, possibly emphasizing the fact that any evil or good deed no matter how small is recorded and will be brought out by Allah during the day of judgement. --- The weekly Qur'an halaqas are open personal reflections of the group, and are facilitated by Chaplain Meraj Allahrakha. Since this is personal reflection, there are no wrong answers or unwelcomed interpretations. There will be SEVERAL copies of different translations/interpretations of the Quran, but since this will be a weekly occurrence, a personal copy might be useful. Don't have one? We should remedy that! The goal of this halaqa is to cultivate a personal relationship with the Book of Allah, in a manner that brings it to life more than just a history or textbook.

4/5/2017 7:00:00 PM -04:00

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Bring a Friend to Jummah Day!

Bring a friend (non Muslim) to Jummah at Miriam's kitchen to show them what Jummah is, how Muslims pray, and so they can learn more from our kutbah (sermon)! Please invite them to this facebook event! Jummah is held in Miriam's Kitchen, the basement of the Western Presbyterian Church at 2401 Virginia Ave NW (2 minutes walk from the Lerner Health and Wellness Center). There is a prayer at 12:15 and a second at 12:45.

3/31/2017 12:15:00 PM -04:00

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Muslim Diplomacy Panel Discussion

The Muslim Students' Association has teamed up with Delta Phi Epsilon, the professional foreign service fraternity, to host several ambassadors in our Muslim diplomacy panel. We will also have an historian moderator that will speak on the diplomacy of Islam's nascence with Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and his companions. Join us on March 31st to learn about what diplomacy means in Islam and to hear about the panelists' experiences in the foreign service. Our panelists: Ambassador M. Osman Siddique, Former US Ambassador to the Republic of Fiji and its Pacific island neighbors Tonga, Tuvalu and Nauru. The first Muslim-American ambassador in US history. Maryum Saifee, US State Department Secretary's Office of Global Women's Issues Usra Ghazi, Policy Advisor at the US State Department's Office of Religion and Global Affairs Arsalan Suleman, Former Acting U.S. Special Envoy to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) at the U.S. Department of State Majeedullah Qarar, Cultural Attaché at the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Moderated by Faisal Hamid, M.A. Candidate at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies

3/30/2017 7:00:00 PM -04:00

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Meet a Muslim

We will be holding a 'meet a Muslim' booth on H Street (outside of the Marvin Center). Come by with your questions, and learn more about Islam and GWU's MSA from 10-2pm! You will be able to take pictures with signs to show your solidarity with you Muslim peers, can learn more about the significance behind hijabs and other common practices, and can ask general questions about Muslims or Islam to broaden your knowledge!

3/30/2017 10:00:00 AM -04:00

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Voices of Muslim Women

This panel tackles common issues that modern day women face through a Q&A style dialogue. We will have two outstanding women Mona Eldadah: Mother & Non-profit founder and Wardah Khalid writer, and analyst on U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East and Muslim American issues. 1. Wardah Khalid is a writer, speaker, and analyst on U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East and Muslim American issues. She currently works as a Media Associate for Church World Service's Immigration and Refugee Program and is co-founder and president of Poligon Education Fund, a non-partisan organization strengthening Muslim engagement with Congress. Wardah's writing and commentary has been featured in outlets including the Washington Post, CNN, The Guardian, NPR, and US News & World Report. She regularly speaks in person and on television about foreign affairs, civic and political engagement, and Islam. Wardah is a CPA and holds a Masters in International Affairs from Columbia University and received a BBA and MS in Accounting from Texas A&M University. 2. Mona Rahnama Eldadah is most grateful to be the mother of four children. In a desire to see more relevant, religious programming focused on American-Muslims she (with a group of like-minded families) co-founded the non-profit organization NWMI - Next Wave Muslim Initiative. Through this organization, she serves as the founder and director of Camp Ramadan, a summer camp for Muslim youth. In addition, for nearly two decades she has taught Arabic and religion at the local Sunday School--- the Islamic School of Potomac.

3/29/2017 7:00:00 PM -04:00

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Islam in America

An interactive exhibit showcasing various aspects of a Islam in America, including a hall of fame with famous Muslim-Americans, Muslim inventions and contributions to society, and a behind the scenes look of Muslim-Americans practicing their faith in daily life! Come learn, drink coffee and meet your fellow Muslim classmates with this interactive exhibit!

3/28/2017 6:00:00 PM -04:00

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Muslim Public Affairs Council Workshop

'I Am Change' is a unique program to empower American Muslims around the country to stand up and advocate for the issues you care about, and strengthen your ability to do it effectively. It's about active citizenship. It's about each of us embracing our rights as American Muslims to work with decision makers in our local communities, state legislatures, and Congress to shape better policies. The workshop will give students: —Inspiring knowledge on how to promote civic engagement from an Islamic perspective with members of your community —A deeper understanding of how local, state and federal government works and your role in advocating at each level —Practical skills in how to talk about the issues you care about with public officials and the media —Energizing examples of Muslim Americans who are successfully working for change every single day, and making a difference

3/27/2017 6:30:00 PM -04:00

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Brothers Basketball

3/26/2017 4:00:00 PM -04:00

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MSA Chipotle Fundraiser

Come support the MSA by eating some Chipotle! Make sure you bring the flyer/ show it on your phone and present it at the cashier!

3/21/2017 5:00:00 PM -04:00

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Islamic Heritage Museum Trip

We will be taking a trip together to the Islamic Heritage Museum, which shows the rich history of Islam in America. You can find more information here: http://www.aihmuseum.org/ We will meet in frot of the Marvin Admissions Center. The cost of the museum entry is $5.

3/4/2017 11:30:00 AM -05:00

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Brothers Bowling Event

Come out and relax before midterms kick in, by going bowling with other members of the MSA! (Brother's only event)

3/2/2017 7:00:00 PM -05:00

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Study Circle with our Chaplain

Join us for our weekly sstudy circle with our Chaplain. This is a very informal discussion where you can learn more about the intricate meanings behind daily rituals such as wudoo, prayer, and much more.

3/1/2017 8:30:00 PM -05:00

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Weekly Study Circle

Join us in our weekly study circle (every Wednesday at 8:30 in the Musallah. This is a very informal setting where our Chaplain will go over the intricate meanings behind basic rituals such as wuduu, dikr, and prayer. We will pray isha together at 8:15 so please feel free to join us for prayer as well.

3/1/2017 8:30:00 PM -05:00

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Weekly Quran Circle: Surah As-Saffat part 4

Salaams everyone! Remember, we meet Wednesdays at 7pm at the GW Musallah in Marvin Center Room 406! Wednesday, March 1st Sûrah: 37 As-Saffat {Arranged in Rows} Chronological Order: 56 Assigned Verses: Ayahs 91-120 Summary: But men ascribe to Allah what is unworthy of Him; Allah's Prophets strive for His glory, and shall be victorious --- The weekly Qur'an halaqas are open personal reflections of the group, and are facilitated by Chaplain Meraj Allahrakha. Since this is personal reflection, there are no wrong answers or unwelcomed interpretations. There will be SEVERAL copies of different translations/interpretations of the Quran, but since this will be a weekly occurrence, a personal copy might be useful. Don't have one? We should remedy that! The goal of this halaqa is to cultivate a personal relationship with the Book of Allah, in a manner that brings it to life more than just a history or textbook.

3/1/2017 7:00:00 PM -05:00

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Weekly Quran Circle: Surah As-Saffat part 3

Salaams everyone! Remember, we meet Wednesdays at 7pm at the GW Musallah in Marvin Center Room 406! Wednesday, February 22nd Sûrah: 37 As-Saffat {Arranged in Rows} Chronological Order: 56 Assigned Verses: Ayahs 61-90 Summary: So was in with Jonah when he glorified Allah. But men ascribe to Allah what is unworthy of Him --- The weekly Qur'an halaqas are open personal reflections of the group, and are facilitated by Chaplain Meraj Allahrakha. Since this is personal reflection, there are no wrong answers or unwelcomed interpretations. There will be SEVERAL copies of different translations/interpretations of the Quran, but since this will be a weekly occurrence, a personal copy might be useful. Don't have one? We should remedy that! The goal of this halaqa is to cultivate a personal relationship with the Book of Allah, in a manner that brings it to life more than just a history or textbook.

2/22/2017 7:00:00 PM -05:00

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General Body Meeting

Come meet up at the second GBM of the semester! We will have food, time to socialize, and a short halaqa.

2/21/2017 8:00:00 PM -05:00

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Weekly Study Circle: Prayer/Salat

Join us for a mini halaqa-series of short classes focused on connecting the beliefs and practice of Islam with our daily lives. We will begin by going over some aspects of belief, prayer, charity, and fasting as well practical advice on how to connect spiritually with the ritual.

2/15/2017 8:30:00 PM -05:00

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Weekly Quran Circle: Surah As-Saffat part 2

Salaams everyone! Remember, we meet Wednesdays at 7pm at the GW Musallah in Marvin Center Room 406! Wednesday, February 15th Sûrah: 37 As-Saffat {Arranged in Rows} Chronological Order: 56 Assigned Verses: Ayahs 31-60 Summary: Peace and victory came to Noah, Abraham, Moses and Aaron, Ilyas and Lut, in their conflicts with Evil. --- The weekly Qur'an halaqas are open personal reflections of the group, and are facilitated by Chaplain Meraj Allahrakha. Since this is personal reflection, there are no wrong answers or unwelcomed interpretations. There will be SEVERAL copies of different translations/interpretations of the Quran, but since this will be a weekly occurrence, a personal copy might be useful. Don't have one? We should remedy that! The goal of this halaqa is to cultivate a personal relationship with the Book of Allah, in a manner that brings it to life more than just a history or textbook.

2/15/2017 7:00:00 PM -05:00

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Panel: Islam's Intersectionalities

Often times, we view solidarity in the Muslim ummah as the celebration of having a similar Muslim identity, when in fact it is the celebration of our differences. Questions of race, ethnicity, gender, socioeconomic status, education level, immigrant generation, profession and other categories continue to construct our identities and mental wellbeing. It is critical to understand the concept of “intersectionality” a key mode of framing how identities and personal struggle are multiple, contextual, and complex. Intersectional approaches are important in understanding struggles for social justice and to make inclusive public spaces. We call on these Muslim American scholars, activists, and professionals to dissect the structures of their Muslim identities. The purpose of this night of Q&A’s will not be for our panelists to offer academic advise or provide answers on professional inquiries, but rather the panel will be a platform for specialists from various fields to interrogate their own personal intersections within different categories. We do not imagine to even scratch the surface of the multitude of intersectional identities present in the Muslim community, but we do hope to dedicate this evening to a honest conversation. With this panel event, our hope is to inspire impactful dialogue on the myriads of Muslim identities and assist in allowing students and non-students, alike, in attendance to find resonance in their own lives and lead to possible ties of personal and social justice-focused collaborations. Join the Muslim Students Association on February 10th in learning about Islam's Intersectionalities through a set of diverse Muslim American individuals to learn, grow, reflect, and resonate. Please join us in making this event a success through the submission of anonymous (or not) questions for our panelists through this link: https://goo.gl/forms/3EIAf6mnLQ2XgALV2 We will be introducing our admirable panelists in the oncoming week.

2/10/2017 7:15:00 PM -05:00

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Political Climate: Safe Space Open Forum

In light of this weekend's current events, the GW MSA is providing a safe space for students and members of the GW community to talk, share their thoughts, vent,and gather together. Our Chaplain will be present and we want to give people the opportunity to process the current events in a safe space.

1/31/2017 8:30:00 PM -05:00

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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 -05:00

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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 -05:00

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Weekly Quran Circle: Surah An'am part 4

Salaams everyone! Remember, we meet Wednesdays at 7pm at the GW Musallah in Marvin Center Room 406! Wednesday, January 11th Sûrah: 6 An'am {The Cattle} Chronological Order: 55 Assigned Verses: Ayahs 90-120 Summary: The succession of prophets after Abraham kept Allah's truth alive, and led up to the Quran. How can man fail to understand the majesty and goodness of Allah, when he contemplates Allah's creation and the Messages to mankind? --- The weekly Qur'an halaqas are open personal reflections of the group, and are facilitated by Chaplain Meraj Allahrakha. Since this is personal reflection, there are no wrong answers or unwelcomed interpretations. There will be SEVERAL copies of different translations/interpretations of the Quran, but since this will be a weekly occurrence, a personal copy might be useful. Don't have one? We should remedy that! The goal of this halaqa is to cultivate a personal relationship with the Book of Allah, in a manner that brings it to life more than just a history or textbook.

1/25/2017 7:00:00 PM -05:00

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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 -05:00

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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 -05:00

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Roti Fundraiser

Support the MSA by eating some Roti on December 7th from 5-8pm!

12/7/2016 5:00:00 PM -05:00

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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 -05:00

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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 -05:00

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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 -05:00

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MSA Bowling!

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 -05:00

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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 -04:00

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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 -04:00

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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 -04:00

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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 -04:00

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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 -04:00

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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 -04:00

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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 -04:00

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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 -04:00

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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 info@fawakih.com.

8/29/2016 5:30:00 PM -04:00

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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 -04:00

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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 outreach@gwmsa.com 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 -04:00

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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 -04:00

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Muslim Monologues

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 -04:00

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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 -04:00

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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 -04:00

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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 -05:00

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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 -05:00

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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 -05:00

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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 -05:00

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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 -05:00

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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 -05:00

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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 -05:00

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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 -05:00

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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 +00:00

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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 -04:00

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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 -04:00

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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 -04:00

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