MSU Windy Hills Hike + Brunch
RSVP HERE for carpooling: https://goo.gl/forms/x6N2Ac74cNMih7R13 Join MSU this Saturday morning at Windy Hills Open Space Preserve (only a small drive away)! We will be doing a short, beautiful hike in predicted sunny weather. Afterwards, we will go to a sponsored brunch nearby (endless pancakes, hot chocolate, crepes!?!). We will meet at Tresidder Bollards (https://goo.gl/maps/GrRR67UagJR2) at 9 AM. Please arrive on time.
2/10/2018 9:00:00 AM -08:000.0000
Chai Chat: Wearing My Religion on My Sleeve in the Workplace
How does wearing a hijab everyday affect the way your co-workers perceive you? What are strategies for networking at happy hour if you don’t drink? How do you ask for prayer times during the work day? Stanford legal scholar Zeba Huq will offer legal expertise on rights for people of faith in the workplace and share her own personal experience interviewing with potential employers and working in the legal field as a visible Muslim. Join us for a conversation on strategies for navigating secular professional settings as a religious person. Dinner will be served.
1/23/2018 5:15:00 PM -08:000.0000
Back to School Mixer!
Salam everyone! Are you missing the Muslim community? Do you want to get involved with running and organizing key MSU events (including Ramadan!)? Come down to our Back to School Mixer, this Friday (January 19) at 7 PM in the Markaz! Also, FREE FOOD from Zareen’s. With love, Stanford MSU
1/19/2018 7:00:00 PM -08:000.0000
Vigil for Mogadishu, Somalia
On October 14th, a deadly truck bombing in Somalia killed 358 people (the death toll is rising by the day). MSU is hosting a vigil in memory of those who passed. Please come and show your support for Somalia. If you would like to read more about the Somalia bombings, read this article: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/africa/truck-bombs-in-somalias-capital-kill-at-least-189/2017/10/15/3c7a310e-b1a1-11e7-9e58-e6288544af98_story.html?tid=sm_tw_pw&utm_term=.e09bdefee8f7
10/26/2017 7:30:00 PM -07:000.0000
MSU End of Year Banquet
Join us for iftar at the MSU End of Year Banquet. It will be a time full of celebration and congratulating the leaving members of the community!
5/31/2017 8:00:00 PM -07:000.0000
MSU Elections 2017
The next MSU officers will determine the success and tone of our community. Come vote! Choose to run or nominate others here: https://goo.gl/n9Tlpe
5/6/2017 7:00:00 PM -07:000.0000
Lunch Mixer with Stanford MSU & Muppies
Muppies Bay Area in partnership with the Stanford Muslim Student Union (SMU) would like to invite you to our Silicon Valley Networking Mixer at Stanford University. This event serves as an excellent opportunity to network with Muppies members, Stanford Muslim students and alumni and the broader Bay area Muslim professional community. Space is limited so if interested, please purchase a ticket using the below link today. All are welcome to attend. We will be serving lunch so, purchase your ticket here: https://www.picatic.com/event14920636239653 Students: First 20 students get free tickets and after that its $5 with the promo code (Stanford Student) Professionals: $15 Where: Stanford University, Markaz Resource center (2nd Floor of the Nitery Building in the Old Union Complex) https://goo.gl/maps/jt8A4Um6Npo https://markaz.stanford.edu/
4/22/2017 2:00:00 PM -07:000.0000
Islam Awareness: Entertainment Show with Rohina Malik and AK!
Join us to see some fantastic stand-up comedy with alum Abdulkareem Agunbiade, commonly known as AK! Then, see the critically-acclaimed and powerful one-man play Unveiled featuring Rohina Malik. Get the chance to get an inside look at some of the issues facing the Muslim community today – through comedy and drama!
4/14/2017 7:00:00 PM -07:000.0000
Open Jummah (Muslim Prayer Service)
In these tumultuous times, come see what our beautiful religion Islam is truly about! We will be holding our usual prayer service outdoors and there will be lunch served. Open to all!
12/2/2016 12:30:00 PM -08:000.0000
Highlighting Muslim Voices Open Mic Night
In light of the recent election and increasing anti-Muslim political rhetoric, we invite you to hear the Muslim students at Stanford reflect and respond.
11/14/2016 7:30:00 PM -08:000.0000
The MSU Welcome Banquet
The MSU invites you to join us for the first banquet of the year. Meet new friends, learn about upcoming events, and enjoy fantastic food.
10/7/2016 7:00:00 PM -07:000.0000
Muslim American Contribution Award Dinner Banquet
Join us on May 21st to celebrate the remarkable contributions of individuals in the Muslim American community! Dinner and entry is free of charge. This year's dinner banquet, hosted by The Markaz: Resource Center and the Muslim Student Union, will honor the 2016 Muslim American Contribution Award recipient Dalia Mogahed, Director of Research at the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding, as well as recipients of the Stanford Muslim Student Scholarship Award and the VPGE Graduate Scholar Award for The Markaz: Resource Center. In addition the awards ceremony, the banquet will feature a keynote talk by Dalia Mogahed, student presentations, live spoken word performance and a delicious dinner. RSVP TODAY TO JOIN THE CELEBRATION! (RSVPs required through the google form here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1iYXHrt6cHr3ccq_e-_BEZ8iJb0jMcI-D9ptAS8Pk7lM/viewform) More info can be found here: http://stanfordmaca.strikingly.com/
5/21/2016 6:00:00 PM -07:000.0000
Panel on Finding Islam
A variation on the convert panels of past years, this panel will include both converts to Islam and born Muslims who will talk about their experiences in finding Islam and spirituality. Dinner from Falafel Corner will be served!
5/13/2016 7:00:00 PM -07:000.0000
BOBBY BRUCE & BAM The Secrets of Hip Hop Chess
Adisa Banjoko aka “The Bishop” is a respected disruptor in the space of education innovation. Starting out as arguably the first writer to cover Eazy E and NWA while still in high school, he went on to write for early rap publications like The Source, Rap Pages and Vibe among others. Adisa wrote some of the earliest articles connecting Hip-Hop to Eastern philosophy and martial arts. His lectures at Harvard, Brown, Oberlin, and University of Connecticut have given people completely new perspectives on the potential of intercultural communication in the space of education and nonviolence. His work with his non-profit, Hip-Hop Chess Federation, has been covered by Forbes, Black Enterprise, Good Morning America, and Rolling Stone. In 2014 the World Chess Hall of Fame in St. Louis asked him to advise and train their curatorial team about chess and Hip-Hop for the record breaking Living Like Kings exhibit. He currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife and family. A dinner of tamales and ceviche will be served!
4/25/2016 4:00:00 PM -07:000.0000
Markaz Artist Spotlight: Ari Marcus
Come learn about Stanford student Ari Marcus' passion for Middle Eastern music! Afterwards, join us as we sing an Arabic song together. Snacks will be provided!
4/20/2016 9:00:00 PM -07:000.0000
Islam and the Performing Arts: Islam Awareness Series 2016
An evening of Muslim performing artists featurng Rohina Malik with her one-woman show, "Unveiled", stand up comedy by Zahra Noorbahksh, and rap by Alia Sharrief.
4/16/2016 7:00:00 PM -07:000.0000
The Sounds of Islam
Join us for the first event in our Islam Awareness Series! The event will feature Qur'an Recitation by Qari Sayed Abazar Wahedi and students, as well as Islamic poetry and a performance by Sufi musician Rifatt Sultana.
4/2/2016 6:00:00 PM -07:000.0000
Vigil for Ankara, Brussels, Baghdad and Lahore
Join the Muslim Student Union, the Arab Students Association at Stanford, the Turkish Students Association and Pakistanis at Stanford for a candlelight vigil commemorating the lives lost to suicide bombins in Ankara, Brussels, Baghdad and Lahore.
3/30/2016 9:00:00 PM -07:000.0000
Candlelight Vigil for Muhannad, Adam and Mohamedtaha, of Fort Wayne, Indiana
Join MSU and the Students of Color Coalition in commemorating the lives of Muhannad Tairab, Adam Mekki and Mohamedtaha Omar. They were 3 young Black Muslims who were killed in a horrific act of violence on February 24th, 2016 in Fort Wayne, Indiana. In addition to attending, please sign this petition http://act.mpowerchange.org/sign/justice-ourthreeboys/ to demand justice for the three victims and their families and a full, comprehensive investigation.
2/29/2016 9:00:00 PM -08:000.0000
MSU Sibfam Picnic
Join MSU for food and games on the oval! Sign up to contribute to the potluck at: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1gvm0xiaRoCT9AXb7Ui3AX55anvwpVeoUC1xUs0jiejI/edit#gid=0
2/28/2016 2:00:00 PM -08:000.0000
Being Black and Muslim
A teach-in and panel discussion on the experiences of Black Muslims on campus and in Muslim communities. ** Dinner will be served! ** Co-sponsored by the Black Student Union, NAACP and the Stanford African Students Association.
2/21/2016 5:00:00 PM -08:000.0000
World Hijab Day Panel
Join the Muslim Student Union on World Hijab Day as members of our community discuss their experiences wearing the Hijab. Our panelists include: Farah Uraizee, Fatemeh Rassouli, Leila Abdelrahman and Tesay Yusuf. *Light dinner will be served!*
2/1/2016 5:00:00 PM -08:000.0000
Muhammad, Prophet of Mercy: Mawlid al-Nabi Celebration
Join us in celebration of the legacy of our Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), with special guest Hassanain Rajabali, renowned scholar who will be delivering Friday Khutbah as well as a Qur'an recitation and speech in the evening. There will also be speeches and games! RSVP required: Visit www.tinyurl.com/MawlidStanford Tickets will not be sold at the door.
1/29/2016 7:00:00 PM -08:000.0000
Syrian Refugee Benefit Dinner
Join us for our finale event in our awareness week, a benefit dinner for Syrian Refugees. There will be dinner, discussion, speakers and performers. RSVP HERE: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1RSPhNCgj58ku3-U-DaQar3H1bDGXM021Q9_732HyqsE/viewform?c=0&w=1 DONATE HERE: umrelief.org/stanford The proceeds from the fundraiser will be going to United Muslim Relief. A non-profit organization based out of DC that does amazing work to aid in the global effort to alleviate the Syrian Refugee Crisis. To learn more about UMR and their work in and around Syria, visit their website at umrelief.org/where-we-work/syria/ About the Syrian Refugee Crisis: The conflict in Syria has gone on for over 5 years now. It has internally displaced over 6 million Syrians, half of which are children. And there are over 4 million Syrian refugees worldwide with Turkey, Jordan, Lebanon and Iraq taking in a majority of these refugees. However, this crisis is getting more and more urgent as time passes. Help us fundraise for UMR and make a difference in the efforts to aid Syrian Refugees!
1/23/2016 6:00:00 PM -08:000.0000
Syrian Refugee Awareness Week: Clothing Drive
Winter clothing is essential for everyone. Help us collect clothing for refugees in the Bay Area! We will be taking new or lightly used clothing, coats and blankets all week to donate to the Sacramento Food Bank Refugee Resettlement Program. Boxes will be located in various places around campus.
1/23/2016 12:00:00 AM -08:000.0000
Samosas Study Break
Join us for samosas and a break from studying for finals!
12/4/2015 9:00:00 PM -08:000.0000
Rally to Uplift Muslim Voices
Please join us in hearing from members of the Muslim community express their thoughts following attacks in Beirut, Baghdad, Paris and everywhere else in the world. As well as express their reactions to the blaming of Muslim communities, frustrations with selective grieving, the lack of a space to mourn for the lives of marginalized people and their realities with Islamophobia on campus.
11/17/2015 12:00:00 PM -08:000.0000
Islamophobia Awareness Panel
Join the Muslim Student Union in a panel discussion, followed by Q&A, surrounding personal experiences with Islamophobia, how it is portrayed in the media and how it is received on campus. Featuring: Fatima Iqbal, Civil Rights attorney at the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR).
10/28/2015 6:00:00 PM -07:000.0000
Golden Gate Fajr
Golden Gate Fajr is an annual trip where we go to the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, pray fajr, watch the sunrise together, and have breakfast at IHOP afterwards! It is one of our favorite events and one you definitely don't want to miss. We will be meeting on Saturday, Oct. 10 at 5am, at the Tresidder Bollards. Sign-ups are at this link: http://goo.gl/forms/nNYSdTGuKb. We will be praying at the vista point on Conzelman Road, just past the bridge in Sausalito. We should be back on campus by 10am.
10/10/2015 5:00:00 AM -07:000.0000