Fast with ISBU Suhoor Round Two!
Salaamalaikum All! SubhanAllah the last ten days of the holy month of Ramadan are already upon us. Join ISBU for Suhoor in the early morning of Sunday. We will be going to IHOP in Harvard Square for Suhoor again followed by Fajr Prayer on the Esplanade! For those that require transportation ot IHOP please contact us ahead of time and meet us at 2AM at Marsh Plaza. We look forward to starting our fast together and everyone in the community is welcome! Let's make the most out of the final days of this beautiful month InshaAllah
6/18/2017 2:00:00 AM -04:000.0000
ISBU Ramadan Iftaars
Ramdan Mubarak! The Islamic Society of Boston University welcomes the community to attend our weeky iftaars which will occur Monday-Thursday in the basement of Marsh Chapel. Although Food and drink will be served for free, donations are ecouraged! Insha Allah we will give more details on Taraweh prayer services as we find a permanent postion.
6/12/2017 12:00:00 AM -04:000.0000
ISBU Suhoor at IHOP
Whether you say Suhoor or Sehri, Ramadan or Ramzaan you all invited to join ISBU in the early morning of Sunday as we embark on a Trip to IHOP in hopes of pancakes, brother & sisterhood, and imaan! Transportation will be arranged to leave at 2:00 AM from Marsh Plaza at 735 Commonwealth Ave. to the IHOP in Havard Square. Please come early as it does take time to proccess a group order and we want to have adquete time before dawn. After IHOP everyone is encouraged to join the Team Fajr Event occuring at ISBCC located at 100 Malcolm X Boulevared Roxbury MA. We hope to see everyone soon!
6/11/2017 2:00:00 AM -04:000.0000
It's a Habibi's Ting Ya: Final Gathering
Come thru for the last get together of the semester. Share some views on the esplanade with your fellow ISBU Fam. Passion fruit will not be served because you can't have everything.
5/3/2017 5:00:00 PM -04:000.0000
Last Fajr Event of the Year!
Join ISBU this Saturday, April, 29th for the last Fajr event of the semster! We will meet in the musallah on the second floor of the George Sherman Union at 5:30 AM to pray Fajr, followed by coffee and breakfast from Dunkin inshallah! Join us afterwards as we go to Fitrec together inshallah!
4/29/2017 5:15:00 AM -04:000.0000
Thank You Notes for Facilities
Join ISBU this Wednesday and create a thank you note for facilities! ISBU wants to show our appreciation to those who work hard to ensure that the places who go from the musallah to where we pray jummah are always up to date and clean. Stop by the BU Arts Initiative room on the second floor of the GSU anytime from 6:00-8:00pm and make a note!
4/26/2017 7:00:00 PM -04:000.0000
Unfiltered Talk: Arts in Islam
Does Islam prevent advancements in the arts? Do Muslims even appreciate art and how have they contributed to the field? These are questions often asked by Muslims and non-Muslims alike. Join us for a discussion and presentation os Islamic art throughout time in the form of caligraphy, mosques, and visual representation of scholarship. This will be followed by the discussion of modern forms of artistic expression, like music. I encourage all to attend, and keep working hard until the end of the semester!
4/19/2017 6:00:00 PM -04:000.0000
Senior Farewell Formal
As we approach the end of the semester, it is time to recognize our graduating senior class! To show our appreciation for all that they have done, we would like you to join us for a senior farwell formal! Enjoy a night with your ISBU Fam over dinner, reflecting on memories, and, of course, our SENIOR ROAST! To sign up for the roast, please fill out this form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdvEnOoi5WIXhWAXsNlqu8DRj-ADrYn2nkG4P30UN-KRpo1fA/viewform?usp=sf_link Please RSVP by clicking 'Going' so we know how many people to expect, and be sure to dress in your finest attire!
4/15/2017 6:00:00 PM -04:000.0000
Vigil for Syria Chemical Attack
Tuesday morning, the deadliest chemical weapons attack in years in Syria killed dozens of people in Idlib province including children, and sickened scores more, according to medics, rescuers and witnesses in the rebel-held province, who said the gas had been delivered by a government airstrike. We humbly request your presence at our candlelight vigil for our fellow Syrian brothers and sisters tomorrow evening, Wednesday April 5th at 6 PM at Marsh Plaza. Join us as we stand in solidarity for those who have felt the tragic impact of the Syrian civil war and pray for those who have lost everything.
4/5/2017 6:00:00 PM -04:000.0000
ISBU Elections 17-18
ISBU fam, it is that time of year again, please join us Monday, April 3rd, to exercise your right to vote and elect our leaders for the 2017-2018 school year! Nominations are due by Friday, March 31st: https://docs.google.com/a/bu.edu/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfDbFrm4q92AmujlIOayBNc1e4DKXaThete26Xtg74ZQdZufg/viewform?c=0&w=1 If you have a valid excuse and absolutely cannot make it to the elections, you may apply for an absentee ballot by messaging our Facebook page or emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your full name, BU ID, and reason for absence.
4/3/2017 7:00:00 PM -04:000.0000
ISBU Fast-A-Thon 2017
The Islamic Society of BU presents our first annual FAST-A-THON! As part of our Islam Awareness Month, we wanted to create awareness about the Islamic way of life on campus. Fasting is one of the five pillars of Islam, as it helps Muslims develop self-control, gain a better understanding of God’s gifts and greater compassion towards the deprived. What is a Fast-a-thon? On this day, we encourage everyone to join us with fasting from food and water frum dawn until dusk. With the money you would have spent on lunch, we would like to encourage everyone to donate it the charity we are supporting, Islamic Relief for the Somalia Famine. (http://irusa.org/somalia/) In the evening, we invite everyone to break your fast with our ISBU community, as we enjoy a traditional Middle Eastern dinner catered by Black Seed Cafe & Grill! Our prestigious speaker, Imam Taymullah Abdur-Rahman is currently the Imam at Harvard University. He received a diploma in Islamic Sciences from the Saudi Arabian Council of Senior Scholars in 2006. In addition, he has studied Arabic and Islamic theology with several traditional scholars over the past ten years with concentration on cultivating the heart. Imam Taymullah served as Muslim chaplain for the Massachusetts Department of Corrections for seven years. We look forward to having you join us for an eventful evening inshallah!
4/2/2017 6:00:00 PM -04:000.0000
Halaqa: Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness?
As Islam Awareness Month comes to a close, let's end on a high with a biweekly halaqa with one of our seniors Taiba Zahir. Come for a religious discussion and in support for our fellow Sister!
3/27/2017 7:30:00 PM -04:000.0000
Monthly Fajr Prayer and Homeless Food Drive
Do not miss this opporunity for community service and prayer! Fajr, the dawn prayer, is a great time to reflect and gather as a community to build bonds and strengthen relationships, with both God and your fellow Muslims. We invite all to come to the Musallah to pray in congregation at 6:30 AM sharp inshallah! After a brief breakfast, we will be preparing and distributing sandwiches to the homeless around the inner-city areas of Boston. This is great opportunity to fulfill the Prophetic sphere of community service, and to use the blessed time after sunrise to engage in good! We look forward to seeing everyone there inshallah!
3/25/2017 6:30:00 AM -04:000.0000
ISBU and BUVA Art Night
Come relieve some stress with ISBU this Wedneday from 7pm-9pm! ISBU will be collabing with the BU Visual Arts club for a relaxed night of art! This event will take place on the second floor on the GSU in the Arts Initiative room, which is right next to the top of the stairs. We can't wait to see everyone there inshallah!
3/22/2017 7:00:00 PM -04:000.0000
Debunking the Misconceptions of "Shariah Law"
Come join ISBU for a acamdeic style talk on what is commonly referred to as "Shariah Law" led by our chaplain Noman Khanani. The misrepresentation of Islam and Muslims in the media is rooted in ignorance and misunderstanding of its laws and values. More than a judicial code, Shariah is of a definiton of lifestyle for Muslims and what values govern their moral compass. We are excited to welcome all to this event as part of our series for Islam Awareness Month! We look forward to seeing you all there.
3/21/2017 6:00:00 PM -04:000.0000
Finding Common Ground Between Different Faiths
In these times of difficulty, it is essential to form communal bonds of trust between our brothers and sisters of faith. Join the Islamic Society of Boston University and My Muslim Friends for a conversation about finding common ground between all faiths! The event will take place on March 1 from 7-9 pm in the Howard Thurman Center for common ground. Refreshments will also be served. We look forward to seeing everyone there!
3/1/2017 7:00:00 PM -05:000.0000
ISBU Cook Off 2017
ISBU will be having a cookoff this Saturday, February 25th. We will be providing ingredients to use, as seen on "Chopped". We will be having a couple of judges who will decide what dish they like better! If you want to participate please fill out this google form by Thursday: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfr55FxkPGxymkx-4I7gWRLfsURfLSfG2dmXXct8GDEeIJNHA/viewform We will be splitting up groups randomly into two teams. The kitchens we will be using are still to be decided so stay tuned for more information!
2/25/2017 1:00:00 PM -05:000.0000
Black History Month Movie Night
In order to celebrate Black History Month, ISBU will be hosting a movie night this Thursday, February 23rd. We will be watching "Malcolm X" starring Denzel Washington in room 113 of the science building. Can't wait to see everyone there inshallah!
2/23/2017 7:00:00 PM -05:000.0000
ISBU Fajr Meetup/ FitRec Day
It's time for our monthly fajr meetup this Saturday, February 18th inshallah! We will be praying at 6:15 AM in the musallah, followed by a donut and bagel breakfast and coffee from Dunkin Donuts! We will head over to FitRec afterwards as a group; we can't wait to see you there!
2/18/2017 6:15:00 AM -05:000.0000
Coping with Today's Politics
Join us Thursday evening as we have representatives from BU's Student Health Services come talk to members of the Muslim community and discuss coping strategies and other services SHS can offer to students on campus. Due to the political turmoil in the past weeks, in is important to unite or community and be able to lean on one another. We look forward to you joining us Thursday, February 16th, at 7:00PM in the College of General Studies, room 537.
2/16/2017 7:00:00 PM -05:000.0000
A Muslim Identity: Lessons from the Verse of Light
Join ISBU for our weekly halaqa on Tuesday, February 14th led by our old chaplain, Ebraheim Ismail, and our very own Farhan Rana. The halaqa will start at 6:00 in the musallah on the second floor of the GSU and the topic will be "A Muslim Identity: Lessons from the Verse of Light". We hope to see you all there inshallah!
2/14/2017 6:00:00 PM -05:000.0000
Petals From the Prophet
Salaam everyone! This Wednesday, Feburay 8, ISBU will be giving out carnations with sayings from the Prophet (SAW) and the Quran throughout the day at the GSU Link tables. You can sign up to help give out these carnations or if you have class, feel free to stop by and say hello! You can sign up for an hour shift on this Google Doc: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1tCK9FhmO2ZkCybpkDM1atPJ4mJU9CRfe-jBw7hmh2fs/edit?usp=sharing We can't wait to see everyone there inshallah!
2/8/2017 10:00:00 AM -05:000.0000
Unfiltered Talk: Activism and Spirituality in the Age of Trump
We will be having our first Unfiltered Talk of the semester on Monday, Febuary 6th at 7:30 pm in the HTC, which is located in the basement of the GSU. The topic of this talk will be "Politics, Activism, and Spirituality in the Age of Trump". We will also be serving Crispy Dough pizza!
2/6/2017 7:30:00 PM -05:000.0000
First Fajr Meetup/ FitRec day
Join ISBU in our first fajr meetup of the semester this Saturday, January 28th, at 6:30 a.m. We will be praying in the musallah on the second floor of the GSU. After prayer, bagels, donuts, coffee, and hot chocolate from dunkin donuts will be served! After eating, we will be heading to FitRec inshallah. We can't wait to see everyone!
1/28/2017 6:30:00 AM -05:000.0000
Prayer for Syria
In light of recent escalating violence in Aleppo, Syria, we will be gathering in the Musallah on Thursday at 7PM for Salat al Haja (Prayer of Need). We will be praying for the lifting of opression and restoration of peace in Syria. Please take a quick break from studying and join us InshAllah. If you cannot make it please remember to keep the people of Syria in your prayers. May Allah make things easy for our brothers and sisters in Syria and all those who find themselves in any conflict, struggle, injustice, or war and bring peace and justice to their lands. Ameen.
12/15/2016 7:00:00 PM -05:000.0000
Final Halaqa of the Semester: Respect
Join us in our final halaqa of the semester, as we're treated to a discussion led by our very own Mayisha Khan and Yomna Bendary. The topic of discussion will be on respect, we look forward to everyone joining us! Pizza from Crispy Dough will be provided!
12/5/2016 7:00:00 PM -05:000.0000
ISBU General Body Meeting
ISBU will be having a general body meeting before everyone leaves for Thanksgiving break! We need input from the general body on planning the spring semester. We will be meeting Monday November 21 in the musallah, which is on the second floor of the GSU from 7:00pm-9:00pm. Pizza will be provided!
11/21/2016 7:00:00 PM -05:000.0000
Women of Color Gala
Join Alianza Latina Boston University, Islamic Society of Boston University, and Umoja BU in our first ever Women of Color Gala to be held in Metcalf Small Ballroom on Sunday Nov. 20th. It's time we recognize women on our campus who are going above and beyond to strengthen our BU community and act as role models each and every day. Women at Boston University are one of a kind, so join us in celebrating them! Dress to impress for an evening of women empowerment through awards, performances, and refreshments!! We'll have INSOMNIA cookies, and other tasty snacks. Please RSVP by 6pm on Sunday to be allowed entrance. This event is FREE, but we need to know who's coming to accommodate for everyone. Nominate a woman in your student group who has shown exemplary achievements in the categories mentioned in the form bellow. State their names, and reasons behind their merit for said awards. https://goo.gl/forms/PJMFqx9Bj8JPAO9m2 We're also searching for Rock Stars to be our award presenters for the evening! Simply reserve a ticket through Eventbrite and fill out this form for the chance to be chosen! https://goo.gl/forms/J2dClT44ejkjobt52 Lastly, we'll be raffling off gift cards to Express! The money will go to WISE, the Women's Initiative for Self-Empowerment, a non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening the skills of young women to overcome violence and become ambassadors for female empowerment. In addition to money collected from each raffle ticket, we'll be taking donations all night!
11/20/2016 7:00:00 PM -05:000.0000
2nd Annual Hoop For Syria
ISBU and ISNU are pleased to announce that our second annual Hoop for Syria tournament will be held on Saturday, November 19 from 9:00 a.m to 2:00 p.m in the SAC gym at 1 University Road. It will be a 3 on 3 tournament. If you dont have a predetermined team, do not worry! You can register as a free agent and someone will pick you up. Registration will be $10/player with all proceeds going to NuDay Syria. Registration fee can be paid via Venmo to @Majid-Mowlood. NuDay Syria is a local New England charity providing Syrian refugees in the Middle East with daily necessities such as food and water and other critical supplies. The tournament is open to all. There will be both a Men's and Women's tournament! If you are interested, you can register for the tournament right here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSez63OTsV7pdeLEJvIqACea9mboK1nOcaqGdBh109khFygxAg/viewform
11/19/2016 9:00:00 AM -05:000.0000
Intersectionality: A Spoken Word Event
Alianza Latina, Umoja BU, and Islamic Society of Boston University have united to bring you Intersectionality: A Spoken Word event! We've invited three accomplished poets to BU's campus to explore identity through Spoken Words. Our speakers have impacted social change in our communities by sharing their experiences to provoke thought and awareness. Now they're sharing their experiences with members of our BU community to spark meaningful conversations and explore the intersectionality between our communities of color. Following the Spoken Words, we'll be having a community dinner where we'll continue the cultural exchange between our groups and the larger BU community. The food provided will come from all of our cultures, so get ready for some delicious options!
11/15/2016 7:00:00 PM -05:000.0000
ISBU Fajr Meet Up
Join your ISBU brothers and sisters for our monthly Fajr meetup in the musallah on the second floor of the GSU! We will be praying Fajr at 6am followed by complimentary breakfast from Dunkin Donuts and a group trip to Fitrec!
11/12/2016 6:00:00 AM -05:000.0000
Redefining the Muslim Women Narrative
As part of BU's Gender Advocacy and Progress Week, ISBU will be holding a discussion with the CEO and founder of The Tempest, Laila Alawa. Laila will be talking about her story, what inspired her, and the barriers she faced as a Muslim women in the corporate world. She will also be talking about female empowerment in Islam. The event will be held in CAS 522 and will be running from 6:30 to 9:00 pm. Bring all of your friends, family, and colleagues. We can't wait to see you all there. Here is a short biography of Laila: Laila Alawa started her career at the White House and Congress, and is the CEO and Founder of The Tempest, the leading tech and media company by diverse millennial women, for the world. In 2016, she was honored at the White House Summit on the United State of Women. Since founding The Tempest, Laila has been quoted in nationwide outlets like The New York Times, The Guardian, and CNN Money as a disruptive force in media. Prior to founding The Tempest, Laila was a research specialist at Princeton University, studying socio-cognitive processing under the framework of community identity and belonging.
11/10/2016 6:30:00 PM -05:000.0000
Islam Unfiltered: Mental Health & the Muslim Community
As part of our "Unfiltered Talk" series, ISBU is pleased to announce that we will have a guest speaker this month, Laila Alawa, who will be addressing a very important topic: "Mental Health and the Muslim Community: What Things are Really Like". We will be discussing mental health in regards to being a Muslim in America, why it's such a taboo topic, how we can address it, how we can feel more comfortable with talking about it and providing better care to ourselves and to those around us. This is a loaded topic and we are excited for this conversation to be occurring. It will be a conversation style halaqa with Laila sharing her own thoughts and experiences and then opening the floor up to everyone else. Please invite all of your friends, family, and coworkers. We look forward to seeing you all there inshallah. Here is a brief biography of Laila: Laila Alawa started her career at the White House and Congress, and is the CEO and Founder of The Tempest, the leading tech and media company by diverse millennial women, for the world. In 2016, she was honored at the White House Summit on the United State of Women. Since founding The Tempest, Laila has been quoted in nationwide outlets like The New York Times, The Guardian, and CNN Money as a disruptive force in media. Prior to founding The Tempest, Laila was a research specialist at Princeton University, studying socio-cognitive processing under the framework of community identity and belonging.
11/9/2016 7:00:00 PM -05:000.0000
Bike Ride with ISBU
As requested by the general body and if the weather permits, we will be holding another ISBU Bike Ride this Saturday! Feel free to join us for as little or as long as you would like. We will be meeting at the GSU at 775 commonwealth avenue at 12:00 pm and then heading out to a hubway station to get bikes. It is $6.00 to rent a bike for the day.
11/5/2016 12:00:00 PM -04:000.0000
FitRec Group Day
Come workout with ISBU Wednesday night at FitRec! We will be meeting there at 6pm inshallah and you are welcome to stay for how ever long you want! Whether it's shooting hoops or running the track, there's plenty to do get active with your ISBU Fam!
11/2/2016 6:00:00 PM -04:000.0000
A Day of Community Service with ISBU!
Join ISBU for a morning of community service this Saturday! We will be meeting at 9am at the Ziskind study lounge on the second floor of the GSU this saturday (10/29) and then making sandwiches . In addition to the sandwiches, we will be making care packages with blankets, toothbrushes, and toothpaste. After we are done making all the care packages and sandwiches, we will be handing them around Boston.
10/29/2016 9:00:00 AM -04:000.0000
ISBU General Body Meeting and Scary Movie Night!
It's the spookiest time of the year! Come join ISBU for our second general body meeting followed by a scary movie night. It will be in CAS room 323A. We will be watching The Conjuring 2. We can't wait to see you all there! Snacks will be provided inshallah!
10/27/2016 7:00:00 PM -04:000.0000
The Smile of the Prophet (pbuh)
ISBU is pleased to announce that we will be holding an engaging talk on the the virtue and character of the beloved Prophet (peace be upon him), our greatest role model. Our chaplain Noman will be elaborating on a couple hadith (traditions, sayings) for us to think about and reflect on in both a small group and large group setting. Amidst a busy semester, it is crucial for us to take time out to reflect on and improve our behavior and character, something we all need to work on. Please join us!
10/25/2016 7:00:00 PM -04:000.0000
Let’s Talk About It: Islam Unfiltered
ISBU will be holding monthly "Unfiltered Talks" on controversial topics in Islam led by our chaplain, Noman Khanani. This months topic will be race relations in Islam and whether or not Islam has racist roots. Come join us on Monday October 17th in the HTC. Tea will be provided inshallah.
10/17/2016 7:00:00 PM -04:000.0000
Fall Bike Ride
Come join ISBU on an afternoon bike ride around one of Boston's most scenic parks, The Emerald Necklace Conservatory!!! We will be renting hubway bikes for $6 from in front of Regal Cinema and riding them to the park. We will be stopping for hot chocolate and treats in the area as well!!
10/16/2016 11:00:00 AM -04:000.0000
Fajr Meet Up & Step Out for American Diabetes Walk
Our monthy fajr meet up will be on October 15th inshallah! Enjoy the early morning prayer with your fellow ISBU brothers and sisters in the musallah on the second floor of the GSU. We will be praying fajr at 6:00 AM and having breakfast provided by Dunkin Donuts! For those participating in the Step Out Diabetes Walk, we will also be heading to the Boston Commons at 8:30AM inshallah! We hope to see you there! You can register for ISBU's team here: http://main.diabetes.org/site/TR/StepOut/StepOutContent?team_id=733943&pg=team&fr_id=11509
10/15/2016 6:00:00 AM -04:000.0000
The members of BUIC: Boston University India Club, Iota Nu Delta Fraternity, Inc. - Boston University, Islamic Society of Boston University, Umoja BU, and Alianza Latina Boston University would like to invite members of the larger BU Community to participate in a reflection of our different experiences and a discussion of why those differences matter. We will begin with a Privilege Walk, which will serve as an interactive visual representation of the privilege we experience in our own lives. Participants will then break out into small group discussions where they will consider the privilege they might not have known they had. The event will conclude with a conversation led by Professor Raul Fernandez from the School of Education.
10/11/2016 7:00:00 PM -04:000.0000
ISBU Eid Ul-Adha Dinner 2016
Eid dinner season is upon us once again! The Islamic Society of Boston University cordially invites you to our annual Eid banquet on Sunday, September 25 starting at 6:00 pm inshallah. We are excited to annouce that our guest speaker will be Ustadh Ubaydullah Evans. A free and halal dinner will be provided, catered by Cedar's Market. All are welcome, and be sure to dress in your finest attire. Come enjoy the holidays with your favorite BU Islamic Society!
9/25/2016 6:00:00 PM -04:000.0000
ISBU's First Fajr Meet Up
It's time for our first fajr meet up of the year! Come out and enjoy the early morning prayer with your fellow ISBU brothers and sisters in the musallah on the second floor of the GSU. We will be praying fajr at 5:30 AM followed by breakfast provided by Dunkin Donuts and a group trip to FitRec afterwards!
9/17/2016 5:45:00 AM -04:000.0000
ISBU Welcome Back Week 2016
Kick off the new semester with your favorite Islamic Society! ISBU will be having events almost everyday so be sure to come to any/all of the events that you can. Monday 9/12: Eid Prayer at ISBCC (make sure you fill out the google doc on our facebook page if you want to head to ISBCC with ISBU) Tuesday 9/13: Our Welcome Back social event in CAS315 at 7:30 pm. Free pizza will be provided! Thursday 9/15: Halaqa in the musallah on the 2nd floor of the GSU at 7:00pm. We will be welcoming our new chaplain, Noman Khanani iA. Friday 9/16: Jummah prayer in the basement of the GSU at 1:15pm. ISBU will be eating lunch together afterwards in the GSU.
9/16/2016 12:00:00 AM -04:000.0000
30 for 30 Ramadan Challenge 2016
Ramadan Kareem everyone!!! During this blessed month, it is important to maintain a strong connection with the Holy Book of Islam, the Quran. Therefore, we present the Ramadan 30 for 30 Challenge, an ISBU tradition that is in its third year now. Although Surat Al-Rahman has over 30 ayahs (verses), we will still cover it's entirity within the 30 days of Ramadan. For every day of the 30 days of Ramadan, we will present a few ayahs and tie them to the overall tafsir or explanation of the chapter. The tafsir is taken from Sayyid Abul Ala Maududi. The best way to get closer to the Quran during the month of Ramadan is to memorize and understand it. Therefore, with every day of Ramadan, we challenge you to memorize 2-3 of the 73 ayahs of the surah, so that by the end of Ramadan, we will have memorized the entire surah. We will post the verse and its translation every day here on our Facebook page. In addition, there will be a small trivia question at the end of every post on the content presented. The answer to the question will be given in the next day's post.
7/6/2016 1:00:00 PM -04:000.0000
Muslim-American Fashion: Modesty, Identity, and Public Perception
The Islamic Society of BU (ISBU) has teamed up with the Institute for the Study of Muslim Societies & Civilizations at Boston University to host a panel discussion and runway show about Muslim-American fashion! Join us as professor Noora Lori from the Pardee School of Global Studies moderates this discussion feauturing co-founder of "Wise Systems" and producer of "Mipsterz", Layla Shaikley, international news journalist, Malika Bilal, and designer and entrepreneur, Amirah Aulaqi. We will focus on how fashion is used as a tool for expressing one's identity, and for fusing together what the mainstream media might see as "conflicting" identities. The discussion will span the themes of identity, self expression, fashion, modesty, and public attention. The program will end with a short runway show featuring clothing from Amirah Couture, Inc., modeled by sisters from ISBU. Please RSVP here: https://goo.gl/l1saKL
4/25/2016 6:00:00 PM -04:000.0000
ISBU Executive Board Elections
ISBU fam, it is that time of year again, please join us this Thursday to exercise your right to vote and elect our leaders for the 2016-2017 school year! Thank you for submitting your nominations, we look forward to hearing each candidate's vision for the continual growth of our community. If you have a valid excuse and absolutely cannot make it to the elections, you may apply for an absentee ballot using the following form: https://docs.google.com/forms/u/0/d/1aZcVB_dxTksEIfVrmUy8ZXQKi3JsuYMbJttymn-IRqs/edit
4/14/2016 8:00:00 PM -04:000.0000
Salaam brothers and sisters, Inshaallah we will have our last student halaqa for this semester. This halaqa will be led by Shmyle Ghumman and the topic will be on how to prepare for the upcoming month of Ramadan (P.S. Its 2 short months away!!!!!!!!!!!!) Please join us for this nice and relaxing study break.
4/12/2016 6:30:00 PM -04:000.0000
Movie Night: Prince Among Slaves
As part of Islam Awareness Month, join the BU African Students Organization and the Islamic Society of BU for our collaborative movie screening of Prince Among Slaves. This 2006 documentary recounts the true story of an African Muslim prince who was captured and sold into slavery in the American South. Aaaaaand you guessed it, refreshments will be provided!
3/22/2016 8:00:00 PM -04:000.0000
A Tale of Three Women: Female Empowerment in the Muslim Community
As part of BU's inaugural Gender Advocacy & Progress (GAP) Week, and our Islam Awareness Month, the Islamic Society of Boston University invites you to A Tale of Three Women: Female Empowerment in the Muslim Community! This is guaranteed to be an exciting evening, as we will be joined by the renowned social activist Aber Kawas, the incredible athlete Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir, and the successful business woman Amani Al-Khatahtbeh! These talented women will be discussing their diverse career paths and how they have overcome obstacles in life to become prominent leaders in the Muslim community. They will further discuss how their view on feminism relates to their career and religion.
3/17/2016 7:00:00 PM -04:000.0000
Who Is Muhammad?
Muhammad: Last Prophet in Islam, ranked Most Influential Person ever by Michael H. Hart who states, "he was the only man in history who was supremely successful on both the religious and secular levels." -- and yet, why is there so much misinformation and so many misconceptions out there about him? Who exactly was this man? What were his motives? His teachings? As we kick off Islam Awareness Month, come join ISBU and Teacher AbdelRahman Murphy in an enlightening conversation about the life and legacy of Muhammad (Peace be upon him).
3/2/2016 7:00:00 PM -05:000.0000
Islam Awareness Month
March 1st marks the first day of our month long project called Islam Awareness Month. Throughout the month, we will be hosting a number of Islamic events, activities, talks, and more to allow people to further understand our religion and our people. Our goal of this month is to show Boston University a truer and more accurate representation of who Muslims really are. The Islamic Society of BU invites you to attend our events lined up; we hope to see you all soon! Stay updated with our events through this event page and keep a lookout for more details!
3/1/2016 12:00:00 AM -05:000.0000
Sisters' RAD Class!
ISBU's teaming up with BUPD for this exciting and very important introductory RAD (Rape-Agression Defense) class! We will be meeting in the Dance Studio at the Case Center in west campus for this lesson. Make sure to wear clothing that is easy to move around in, a pair of sneakers, BU ID, and any other ladies you think would be interested in this! We hope this will provide benefit to you all; see you there!
2/29/2016 6:30:00 PM -05:000.0000
Muslim Writers Collective Boston Open Mic
Hi Boston MWCers! Hope you all have been busy writing over the past few months. We are back, and want to hear all your stories, poems, spoken word performances, long compositions and narrative pieces you have been working on this year. If you would like to perform at this event please sign up via the following link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1dbLhd9OFx0LRHWl-yYTOeWh8gTiBFdqUQJNSNd4p-44/viewform?usp=send_form Otherwise, bring your listening ears and open minds to MWC Boston's first open-mic night of 2016. We can't wait to see everyone there inshaAllah!
2/26/2016 7:30:00 PM -05:000.0000
Boston MSA Ski Trip
Join us for a day long ski trip on February 20th with your favorite Muslims in Boston. We will be renting a bus to Loon Mountain in Lincoln, NH and will be spending the day skiing and snowboarding. This is going to be an awesome opportunity for you to meet people from around the area while also showing off your skiing and snowboarding skills. Details: ***Tickets are on sale here as limited spots are available*** https://www.nacski.com/mr/booking.aspx?id=2709&r=ma-bos. The prices range from $90-150 depending on what you would like to rent. The cost will cover the bus trip, the lift costs, rentals, and lessons if you choose to take them. Beginners should buy the bus ticket and the lesson package. If you have your own equipment, feel free to bring it along and buy the bus and lift package ticket instead. We will be leaving as a group from the GSU (775 Commonwealth Ave) promptly after praying fajr at 5:20AM to head to South Station via uber. However you are welcome to meet us at South Station through your own form of transportation no later than 5:45AM. We will be departing from the resort at 4:30PM and should be arriving back at the GSU at around 7:00PM. Please make arrangements to be dropped and picked up appropriately. If you have any further questions, feel free to send us a message here or on the ISBU Facebook page. We hope to see you there!
2/20/2016 5:20:00 AM -05:000.0000
SWAG (Study With a Group) Night!
Salam all! As we all start getting into the nitty-gritty of midterm season, let's take some time this Thursday to get some work done together! There will also be plenty of time to relax and unwind, with board games, pool, etc. We hope to see you all there inshallah!
2/11/2016 7:00:00 PM -05:000.0000
Sisters' Boston Outing
Salam Ladies! We hope your semester is going amazing so far! Before the workload starts piling up, we thought it would be fun to hang out and explore the city we're living in while we still have the time, so join us as we visit one of Boston's landmarks: Faneuil Hall! iA we will be meeting at Kenmore Station at 1:45 pm and taking the greenline into Park Street from there. Hope to see you all there!
1/30/2016 1:45:00 PM -05:000.0000
Voter Registration Drive!
MassMuslims, the Islamic Society of Boston University, and Jet-pac are teaming up for Voter Registration! Join us for PIZZA, FUN, and phone banking to register our fellow Muslims in the Cambridge/Boston area to vote in the 2016 primary and presidential elections! This is a great opportunity to get involved with your COMMUNITY-AT-LARGE. If you are interested in volunteering follow the form http://goo.gl/forms/6nqhQBWnAn and we hope to see you then! The caller with the most registered individuals by the end of the night will win a $25 GIFT CARD!
1/28/2016 7:00:00 PM -05:000.0000
ISBU's Frosty Fajr Meet Up
ISBU's first fajr event of the semester is right around the corner! Having trouble waking up for fajr in the winter? Come join us at 6:30AM at the GSU for Fajr prayer as well as a five star breakfast of Dunkin Donuts. See you all soon inshAllah.
1/23/2016 6:30:00 AM -05:000.0000
They don't want you to chill with ISBU
... so you chill with ISBU. Welcome back! Another semester begins. Join us for an evening filled with FOOD, games, and just catching up. All are welcome, see you very soon!
1/20/2016 7:00:00 PM -05:000.0000
Last Halaqah and Ice Skating Social
Join us for our last halaqah of the semester where we will be having an open discussion for anyone to talk about any topics they would like to discuss! Chaplain Ebraheim will be moderating the discussion and answering any questions we have. Afterwards, we will be taking the T to Park Street and going to Frog Pond, Boston Commons for ice skating! The fee for ice skating will come out to $15 a person. We hope to see you at our last halaqah and social event of the semester right before finals! All are welcome.
12/8/2015 6:30:00 PM -05:000.0000
Have any questions about Muslims that have been on your mind recently? Don't know who exactly to ask? Or just simply want to learn more about Islam? This is the event for you. Let's talk Islam. The Islamic Society of BU invites you to attend our panel of Muslim chaplains from colleges around the area for a discussion on the true teachings of Islam and the portrayal of Muslims in modern day society. We will be discussing a range of topics from the daily life of Muslims to more specific topics such as Islamophobia, terrorism, and more. We will be having a Q&A session with our chaplains as well as our student panelists from the Islamic Society of BU. We encourage you to be comfortable and ask whatever question you have, and we hope this will be an open place where voices can be heard and misconceptions can be clarified. Our hashtag for questions online will be #LetsTalkIslam. Feel free to send us questions on Twitter/Facebook or on our anonymous google form (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1VrcOv7rsbZdfi7fIyaRkbftnQo8LJvKax854mG37ces/viewform) beforehand!
12/3/2015 7:00:00 PM -05:000.0000
Hoop For Syria
Ever heard of the phrase "ball is life"?! We sure have. As part of our Syrian Refugee Fundraising Week, Islamic Society of Boston University in collaboration with UNICEF and Students for Justice in Palestine will be holding a 3 on 3 basketball tournament (5 person teams including 2 substitutes) on Saturday, November 21st from 3 pm - 8 pm at the SAC Gym at 1 University Road. All funds raised will be donated to NuDay Syria for the victims and refugees of the Syrian War. NuDay Syria is helping children and families of refugees with daily necessities and supplies of food and water. If you are interested in participating, please fill in the registration form below. All clubs, organizations or single individuals are welcome to take part. Details: Teams will sign up using the google form below: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1AOz1aNbMl2W-NrsoneRmvRU2kwddagDu9Wh18C86vrA/viewform?c=0&w=1 Each player must pay a tournament fee of $10 before Friday November 20th. The fee should be Venmo'd to ISBU's co-treasurer: Majid Mowlood. In addition, we will be holding an individual three point contest open to anyone to sign up on the day of. The entry fee for the three point contest will be $3. Prizes will be given out to both winning teams of men's and women's brackets as well as the winner of the three point contest. We hope you come out to join us for a day of friendly competition, bonding, and uniting together for a great cause. 'Shoot' us as message if you have any questions or concerns; no pun intended.
11/21/2015 3:00:00 PM -05:000.0000
Syrian Refugee Fundraising Week
The Islamic Society of Boston University in collaboration with BU Students for Justice in Palestine, the Pardee Graduate Council, BU Arabic Society, and UNICEF invite you to join our Syrian Refugee Fundraising Week, as we spend each day of the week of November 16th-November 21st fundraising for NuDay Syria to help the victims and refugees of the Syrian Crisis. The funds raised from this week will go towards helping innocent children and families of the refugees affected by the current status of Syria. The events during this week include: Monday-Friday 10AM-2PM: Bake sale and donation boxes at the GSU link tables Wednesday 7PM: A vigil for the refugees at Marsh Plaza Saturday 3PM-8PM: Charity Basketball Tournament where teams of 5 people will have the chance to participate in a basketball tournament (participation fee is $10 per player) For more information on the tournament, visit the event page at: https://www.facebook.com/events/1674897056088521/ To sign up for tabling at the GSU link tables during this week, we encourage our members to sign up for any of the allotted times here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1kvbGt_5EOmBk1hb2O4BqLCOokaE3yNySOHYvty1OcSQ/edit#gid=0
11/21/2015 12:00:00 AM -05:000.0000
BU Delta Phi Omega Presents: The Loudest Silence
Come join BU Delta Phi Omega along with UMOJA, the Islamic Society of Boston University and Phi Iota Alpha as we come together to discuss political and racial discriminations as it ties to Student Leadership on campus. This event will facilitate discussion about political censorship, discrimination, and the overall status of students in light of the recent events taken place at the University of Missouri, Yale, as well as our campus at Boston University. Join the discussion and engage in topics related to your concerns as a BU citizen. Together as a student body we can be the change we wish to see in our community! The discussion will take place on November 18 from 7 to 9 PM in the HTC.
11/18/2015 7:00:00 PM -05:000.0000
Vigil for Syrian Refugees
In collaboration with BU SJP, BU Arabic Society, the Pardee Graduate Council, and UNICEF, we humbly request your presence at our candlelight vigil for our fellow Syrian brothers and sisters who have been caught in the middle of the current crisis in Syria. Due to political instability and military persecution, many were forced to leave their homes, belongings, and even families. Please join us on Wednesday Nov. 18th at 7 PM at Marsh Plaza as we stand in solidarity for those who have felt the tragic impact of the Syrian civil war and pray for those who have lost everything.
11/18/2015 7:00:00 PM -05:000.0000
ISBU Takes Skyzone
ISBU is planning our next social event at Skyzone! Come join us for a fun Friday night hang out. We will be meeting at Marsh Plaza at 5:45PM, and taking Ubers to Everett. The price for the night will be $14 for Skyzone and a possible Uber fee which will be determined the day of. If you are interested, we will be posting a Google form to fill out as an official RSVP. Hope to see you there! ** If planning on attending, please have the Uber app downloaded beforehand**
11/13/2015 6:00:00 PM -05:000.0000
General Body Meeting/Horror Movie Night
Salam all! Join ISBU on Thursday, October 29th for our second general body, which will be followed by a screening of a horror movie of your choice! A poll will be posted soon with some options. Please vote to let us know what you'd like to see! If you have any other suggestions, feel free to message us!
10/29/2015 8:30:00 PM -04:000.0000
October Fajr Meetup
Our monthy fajr meet up will be on October 17th! Enjoy the early morning prayer with your fellow ISBU brothers and sisters in the musallah on the second floor of the GSU. We will be praying fajr at 6:30 AM and having breakfast provided by Dunkin Donuts. For those participating in the Step Out Diabetes Walk, we will also be heading to the Boston Commons at 8:30AM.
10/17/2015 6:30:00 AM -04:000.0000
Halaqa: The Afterlife
Salaam'alaikum! InshaAllah this week's halaqa will be led by our chaplain Ebraheim Ismail. Come enjoy some time with ISBU brothers and sisters as we talk about an interesting topic!
10/13/2015 6:30:00 PM -04:000.0000
ISBU Eid-ul-Adha Banquet
The Islamic Society of Boston University cordially invites you to our annual Eid banquet to celebrate the Muslim holiday of Eid-ul-Adha with guest speaker Mufti Hussain Kamani. Doors will open at 5:30PM, and halal dinner will be provided, catered by Cedar's Market. All are welcome, and be sure to dress in your finest attire. Come enjoy the holidays with your favorite BU Islamic Society! Dress Code: Formal, no jeans please.
10/11/2015 6:00:00 PM -04:000.0000
General Body Meeting
First general body meeting of the year! Come see what ISBU has in store for the semester, share your own ideas, and learn about other ways to get involved. This will be the first of many conversations between EBoard and the general body; so come prepared to discuss any comments, opinions, suggestions, or ideas that you have for us to implement. We want to make sure your voices are being heard. All are welcome to attend.
10/1/2015 9:00:00 PM -04:000.0000