Assalamaulaikum! Harvard Islamic Society and MIT Muslim Students’ Association are very excited to present "MSA Mixer" - a night of good food, and even greater company. All students, whether Harvard or MIT-affiliated or not, are welcome to join us as we engage in conversation, open up the floor to performances, and compete in different team activities. Our hope is that we are all able to connect to the greater Boston Muslim community and foster a stronger sense of Ummah insha'Allah!
4/7/2018 8:00:00 PM -04:000.0000
Dinner with Stories of the Companions
As a way to introduce others to the values of our religion and educate and embrace some of the history and prominent figures behind Islam, the MIT Muslim Students’ Association (MSA) will be organizing an educational program for the Cambridge community. Members of the MSA will prepare a number of stories related to the companions of the Prophet (PBUH) and present these stories to an interfaith audience. After each presentation, the audience will have a chance to discuss and reflect on the story. Complementary dinner will be served as part of the program! A special thanks to the Harvard/MIT COOP for funding this event.
3/17/2018 7:00:00 PM -04:000.0000
MSA Spring Dinner
Come join us for the 2018 MIT MSA Spring Dinner! People of all faiths, cultures, and backgrounds are welcome! Complimentary dinner will be served. This semester our keynote speaker will be Saad Tasleem, who will be discussing the relationship between faith and society, with the topic being "The Need for Faith in Today's Society." According to his biography on Al Maghrib Institute's website, "his primary message is to empower Muslim youth to be comfortable with their own personal identities as part of Western society." Semi-formal attire recommended. We are very excited and hope to see you there! Location: Morss Hall, Walker Memorial
3/4/2018 7:30:00 PM -05:000.0000
Debunking Misconceptions About Islam
MIT Muslim Chaplaincy presents a series to address doubts, questions and misinformation! This lecture series will address concepts that have been promoted by some media sources to paint Islam with a brush of violence, irrelevance, and backwardness. Many students who were raised as Muslims within their families' cultural background have never had a chance to understand these concepts and look for meaning in them. This series is a chance for Muslim students to clarify these issues and ask questions. Topics will include: Sharia, Jihad, Women in Islam, Sexuality, the Character of the Prophet, and Slavery. In the first session we will host speaker Ahmed Rashed, author of the books "What Would a Muslim Say?", "The Qur'an Discussions", and "Top 15 Tough Questions on Islam". There will be a Q & A following the lecture. Dinner will be served! Please join us! Other lectures to follow later in the semester, dates TBD.
2/13/2018 6:30:00 PM -05:000.0000
MSA Community Barbecue!
Join the MIT MSA for a delicious barbecue this coming week on Friday October 6th from 3 PM-6 PM. We'll be having lots of delicious Halal food. In case of bad weather, it will be held on Sunday the 8th of October at 3-6PM. The barbecue will be in the Kresge BBQ Pits. See you there!
10/6/2017 3:00:00 PM -04:000.0000
Sufism: A Beginner's Guide - Book Discussion with ALM
Please join the MIT MSA for a joint event with Alif Lam Meem (ALM) discussion group on Friday , September 29th. In the upcoming three weeks, we will be reading 'Sufism: A Beginner's Guide' by William C. Chittick. Sufism is a very import part of our Islamic heritage, and it is essential to learn it's origins and core beliefs. As the author explains, this book is an attempt to show how Sufism emerges from the teachings of the Quran and Hadith around the concept of Ihssan, as apposed to the western idea about Sufism which regards it as a spirituality detached from God. It is advised that you read the book beforehand. You can find it on amazon in the link below: https://www.amazon.com/Sufism-Beginners-William-C-Chittick/dp/1851685472/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1504978779&sr=8-1&keywords=sufism+a+beginners+guide We hope to see you all!
9/29/2017 7:00:00 PM -04:000.0000
MSA General Body Meeting
Join us for our first General Body Meeting this Sunday, 24th September from 12PM-1PM in 56-154 for an opportunity to learn more about how you can get involved with our Executive Committee, sign up for SWAG orders and take part in a fun get-to-know us activity! We will be holding these meetings more regularly throughout the semester but be sure to come to our first one so you can get involved earlier on. In joining the EC, you can help organize our large or small social events, give back to the community with our many charitable events (we have many events for charity week--a week in late October which sends aid to those in need around the world--and Relay for Life in the spring), or engage with our new Chaplain to facilitate a spiritual support system available to members of our community all around campus.
9/24/2017 12:00:00 PM -04:000.0000
Please come join the MIT MSA this Friday to celebrate Eid with dinner and sweets in La Sala de Puerto Rico (2nd floor of the Student Center)
6/30/2017 7:00:00 PM -04:000.0000
Ramadan Daily Iftars at MIT
Join us every day for free iftars at the MIT mussallah brought to you by the MIT Muslim Students Assosciation. These dinners are only possible thanks to the donations we get from you all so please donate if you can and join us for iftar this Ramadan followed by Taraweeh prayer inshaAllah. Donate here: https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fgiving.mit.edu%2Fgivenow%2Fadd-designation.dyn%3FdesignationId%3D2721137&h=ATMfQef4WFctmv0tjMuMo2NPFzr3NxCM9Q0rEAjz2yCNMF4QguMqisamJtnUDkSN33f8Q60_jd2K68ZOyjhodAFgr_2iOvJwzS3Zc1kgo4u4DdvEQjdJABewjFSQUXvE4E-Sl6jfNXgdU69Y1A Please note that these iftars are held daily in Ramadan- Facebook only allows us to list them for two weeks but rest assured it is a month long event
6/10/2017 12:00:00 AM -04:000.0000
Senior Night 2K17
Join us this Friday night to celebrate the wonderful seniors of our community before they graduate. There will be lots of thoughtful presentations and mini-speeches. Hope you can come and please RSVP, there will be food and wonderful company!!
5/12/2017 7:00:00 PM -04:000.0000
Islamic Bioethics in the USA
Join us to hear about Bioethics from an Islamic perspective. Our special guest will be Dr. Abdulla Aljoudi, a Harvard fellow in Bioethics. He is interested in discovering the similarity and differences between secular and Islamic bioethics in theory and practice. Find out more here: http://bioethics.hms.harvard.edu/person/fellows/abdullah-aljoudi
4/30/2017 6:00:00 PM -04:000.0000
Islamic Bioethics Seminar
4/30/2017 6:00:00 PM -04:000.0000
MSA Student/Alumni Mixer
The MSA Student/Alumni mixer is an opportunity to build connections between MSA undergraduates and MSA graduate & alumni members. We believe this will be an excellent way for graduate students and alumni to give back to the community by offering advice on graduate school and future career paths, while undergraduates can find role models and mentors related to their interests. We hope that the relationships built here can be continued in the future to form a more cohesive MSA network! Please RSVP here to let us know if you are coming: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdkLoI7kNg03E6zsBso8AiE57dO67MfiqTMtXmPvI4KwWPLyQ/viewform
4/29/2017 12:00:00 PM -04:000.0000
Riba Free Banking & Finance Seminar
The MIT Muslim Students' Association, in partnership with the Boston Islamic Seminary, are delighted to invite you to an event with Dr. Yahia Abdul-Rahman. Known as the "Father of Islamic Banking in North America," Dr. Yahia is the Chairman and CEO of LARIBA, the first Riba-free national bank in America. His contributions have gone beyond Islamic finance, as he's a distinguished Imam and community leader in North America. Join us as he gives a lecture on Islamic Finance and Riba-Free banking.
4/28/2017 6:00:00 PM -04:000.0000
Riba-Free Banking with the CEO of LaRiba Bank
In Room 4-370 at MIT (www.whereis.mit.edu) Dr. Yahia Abdul-Rahman, the CEO of LaRiba Bank will speak about Riba-Free Banking in the US. Dr. Yahia is known as the Father of Islamic banking in North America. He has nearly 20 years of experience in the Investment Banking industry with CitiGroup / Smith Barney where he started and co-managed the first ever Shari’aa compliant stock portfolio that was a precursor to the Dow Jones Islamic Index. Dr. Yahia was a member of the team that started the Industrial Bank of Kuwait and also started banks in Houston, Texas and in Kazakhstan. He started “American Finance House – LARIBA” in 1987 and the first Riba-Free National Bank in America: LARIBA Bank of Whittier, NA in 1998, using capital and assets exclusively from the American Muslim community. LARIBA and LARIBA Bank of Whittier serve all 50 US states.
4/28/2017 6:00:00 PM -04:000.0000
Crowdsourcing MA's School District Data
Jetpac Inc, Run For Office, and MIT MSA are teaming up to help collect the data around MA's 404 School Districts. Join us as we kick-off our week-long crowdsourcing effort to collate the data needed so that ALL Massachusetts residents can easily find information on how to run for their local school board. All you need is a laptop and some enthusiasm - we'll brief you on research methodology and provide the database. Collecting this information means that (for the first time!) all of MA's School Board filing deadlines, election dates, term limits, etc will be in a central location! Location: Classroom 4-370 (Maclaurin Buildings, https://whereis.mit.edu/?go=4)
4/27/2017 6:00:00 PM -04:000.0000
Special Guest: Nadeem Mazen at Friday Connect
It's our great pleasure to have Nadeem Mazen, Cambridge City Counsellor and MIT MSA alum and past president at our weekly Connect session on Friday. Nadeem will share his personal journey from MIT to entrepreneurship and political engagement as a Muslim. He will also talk about achieving justice and equity in the local level through Islamic values, service commitments, and leadership. Please join us for a great conversation!
4/14/2017 6:00:00 PM -04:000.0000
MIT MSA Spring Dinner 2017
MIT Muslim Students' Association invites you to its annual spring dinner for the Academic year 2016-2017. We are very honored to have Abdul-Malik Merchant as our guest speaker. His speech will provide an islamic perspective on unity and actionable items for overcoming division in our local communities. Dinner will be provided! Kindly RSVP through the Facebook event page and we really hope to see you there! MIT MSA
3/19/2017 7:00:00 PM -04:000.0000
Relay For Life
Join our team! Register for this year’s Relay for Life, and make sure to join the Muslim Students’ Association. The registration fee is $10, but it goes to a great cause. Let’s try to raise as much money as we can! Register: http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR?fr_id=80965&pg=team&team_id=2168149 Fundraising Week: Friday 2/24/17: Calligraphy sales! We'll be in lobby 10 taking orders for personalized bookmarks, name tags, door signs and more with your name or favorite phrase carefully lettered in English or Arabic. You can also buy a flower to honor a friend or loved one who has had a relationship with cancer. Sunday 2/26/17: Baking social! Join us in McCormick Hall’s Country Kitchen to bring out your inner baker! We’ll be preparing for the bake sale, and everyone is invited. (7:30pm-11pm; email firstname.lastname@example.org if you need to get into McCormick) Monday 2/27/17: Bake sale! Stop by our booth in the Stata Center for some delicious cupcakes and tasty chocolate covered pretzels. Friday, 3/3/17: Dinner at Bertucci’s! Join the Muslim Students' Association at Bertucci's to make a difference for cancer patients through great food! 15% of proceeds will go to Relay for Life - hope to see you there! 3/4/17: Relay for Life! Join the MIT MSA in Johnson Track as we show our solidarity for the fight against cancer.
3/5/2017 12:00:00 AM -05:000.0000
MIT MSA Elections Kick-Off
Interested in hearing about how the Muslim life on campus is shaped? Wanna meet the Muslim leaders of MIT? How about becoming one of the Muslim leaders of MIT? Join us to kick-off the Muslim Students' Association Elections for 2017 to find out! MSA 2016 Executive Members will talk about what they have accomplished and we will talk about how you can get involved more! We will have refreshments, too! Nominations form: https://goo.gl/forms/e2jOyoexawfuP34r1
11/19/2016 1:00:00 PM -05:000.0000
MIT 2016 Fall Dinner with Haroon Moghul
MIT Muslim Students' Association kindly invites you for it's annual fall dinner for the Academic year 2016-2017. We are very honored to have Haroon Moghul as our guest speaker. Haroon's speech will be about how Islamophobia affects everyone in the US negatively, especially with all the recent anti-Muslim sentiment that has been going around the media. Kindly RSVP through the Facebook event page and we really hope to see you there! MIT MSA
11/6/2016 6:30:00 PM -05:000.0000
MIT MSA Charity Week
Please join us as we raise funds for poor and orphaned children around the world in this international MSA Charity Week! This year, we hope to raise the funds to support the people of Syria, Gaza, Bangladesh and refugees from around the world. There are hundreds and thousands of orphans and needy children living in extreme poverty, war zones and dangerous areas. Their childhoods are being destroyed every second. Let's be the #ChangeMakers that these children so desperately need. #CW2016 taking place in USA, Canada, UK, Germany, and Qatar from October 24-30! All these countries are uniting for one cause: helping orphans and children in need!
10/30/2016 12:00:00 AM -04:000.0000
Spoken Word for Charity!
As part of Charity Week, the MIT MSA is hosting a poetry night. Please join us as we raise funds for poor and orphaned children around the world in this international MSA Charity Week! This year, we hope to raise the funds to support the people of Syria, Gaza, Bangladesh and refugees from around the world. There are hundreds and thousands of orphans and needy children living in extreme poverty, war zones and dangerous areas. Their childhoods are being destroyed every second. Let's be the #ChangeMakers that these children so desperately need. Tickets at the door! ($5) Parents welcome! Refreshments will be provided. If you are interested in performing, email email@example.com For more information, go to http://charityweek.com The location is lecture hall 3-270 (https://whereis.mit.edu/?go=3)
10/28/2016 7:00:00 PM -04:000.0000
Meet with the Muslim EMBA
Salam ! If you are hesitating between industry and academia, curious about how to find a good balance between technical skills and non-technical skills or planning to start a company, stop by this Saturday, October 22nd between 5 and 7 pm in building 2-290 to get perspectives from our Executive MBAs who have decades of experience and are willing to help you build solid foundations for your future. They are men and women who CEOs, Chief Scientist, Directors and Senior managers at companies such as Cisco, Ericsson who are willing to meet with you and help you succeed. They will be happy to answer your questions and also get your perspectives. In addition, catered food will be served. The dress code is business casual. We have a limited number of spots so please RSVP here now https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSedWv5OjClxtvOmDro_VbZ38YUqQWN_7iO5gTKVAUjvDMbcPw/viewform
10/22/2016 5:00:00 PM -04:000.0000
MSA Barbecue Sunday
Come meet new people, socialize, and eat delicious food!
10/16/2016 1:00:00 PM -04:000.0000
Islam and The Modern Worldview - a lecture series by MIT MSA
Assalamu ‘alaikum everyone! We are excited to announce “NEGOTIATING PARADIGMS: ISLAM AND THE MODERN WORLDVIEW,” an MIT MSA Lecture Series by Prof. Sharif El-Tobgui (Brandeis). Sessions will be held every other Saturday, insha’Allah, starting Sept. 17. Over the course of seven sessions, we will read and discuss the book "A Young Muslim’s Guide to the Modern World" by Seyyed Hossein Nasr. You can get the Kindle version of the book for just $4.00 on Amazon. Please fill out the quick form (< 5 minutes) above under "Tickets Available" for us to gather some important information. If you have any questions, please contact the Lecture Series Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to seeing you on Oct 13th for the 3rd lecture of what promises to be an extremely stimulating, eye-opening, and engaging exchange, insha’Allah! JAK, MSA Publicity and Outreach Committee
10/15/2016 3:00:00 PM -04:000.0000
New MSA Co-Chaplain Meet & Greet!
Dear MSA community members, I hope your year has been off to a good start. The MSA exec is always striving to increase the resources available for Muslims on campus. As you may have known from previous emails, our recent efforts have focused on bringing a new co-chaplain to help the community alongside Sr Hoda. After considering multiple candidates, some of whom you have nominated, we have decided that Samer Naseredden is a great match for our MSA's values and spirit. We would like to invite you to this week's Meet & Greet event which will give you the opportunity to talk to the new co-chaplain and get to know him. The event will be taking place in the MIT Musalla in building W11, and will occur in parallel with the Connect lecture series from 6-8pm. We hope you can make it and wish our new co-chaplain a warm welcome to the MIT MSA community! Best, MIT Muslim Student Association
9/30/2016 6:00:00 PM -04:000.0000
Welcoming the New Co-Chaplain!
Assalamu 'alaikum MSA community members, I hope your year has been off to a good start. As MSA exec, we are always striving to increase the resources available for Muslims on campus. As you may have known from previous emails, our recent efforts have focused on bringing a new co-chaplain to help the community alongside Sr Hoda. After considering multiple candidates, some of whom you have nominated, we have decided that Samer Naseredden is a great match for our MSA's values and spirit. We would like to invite you to this week's Meet & Greet event which will give you the opportunity to talk to the new co-chaplain and get to know him. The event will be taking place in the MIT Musalla in building W11, and will occur in parallel with the Connect lecture series, that is it will take place from 6-8pm. In the meantime, please feel free to reach out to Br Samer, Samer@masboston.org. We are looking forward to a great year ahead inshAllah! JAK, MSA Publicity & Outreach.
9/30/2016 6:00:00 PM -04:000.0000
Islam and The Modern Worldview - a lecture series by MIT MSA
Assalamu ‘alaikum everyone! We are excited to announce “NEGOTIATING PARADIGMS: ISLAM AND THE MODERN WORLDVIEW,” an MIT MSA Lecture Series by Prof. Sharif El-Tobgui (Brandeis). Sessions will be held every other Saturday, insha’Allah, starting Sept. 17. Over the course of seven sessions, we will read and discuss the book "A Young Muslim’s Guide to the Modern World" by Seyyed Hossein Nasr. You can get the Kindle version of the book for just $4.00 on Amazon. For the first session, The Islamic Worldview: Laying the Foundations, please read the first two chapters of the book and come prepared for a discussion. Please fill out the quick form (< 5 minutes) above under "Tickets Available" for us to gather some important information. If you have any questions, please contact the Lecture Series Committee at email@example.com. We look forward to seeing you on Sept. 17 for the start of what promises to be an extremely stimulating, eye-opening, and engaging exchange, insha’Allah! JAK, MSA Publicity and Outreach Committee
9/17/2016 3:00:00 PM -04:000.0000
MIT Eid Banquet
Join the MIT MSA in celebrating the end of the holy month of Ramadan. Experience the joys of Eid by celebrating it with the community. Food, drinks and most importanty EID SWEETS will be provided! We ask that you RSVP by clicking "going" on this event page. This event is sponsored by the MIT Large Event Fund.
7/8/2016 7:00:00 PM -04:000.0000
The MIT Muslim Students' Association invites you to join us for daily iftars in W11 (40 Mass Ave). Please join us for free food and drinks and great company! Taraweeh prayers will follow inshaAllah.
6/20/2016 12:00:00 AM -04:000.0000
MSA Alumni Networking
An event to bring togerther MIT MSA alumni and current MIT students. The focus will be on creating bonds within the muslim MIT community, exchanging student and alumni experiences and helping MIT students to get career and life advice from MIT alums. DINNER with halal food will be served! Please register at: http://alumic.mit.edu/MSA_alumni_dinner_2016
4/23/2016 5:00:00 PM -04:000.0000
Got Questions? An Open Discussion with Shaykh Yasir Fahmy - in collaboration with the ISBCC
Are you struggling with questions about Islam? Have you been asked a controversial question as a Muslim? The MIT Muslim Students' Association is pleased to invite Shaykh Yasir Fahmy as a knowledgeable resource for Muslim students. Please anonymously ask your questions in advance (by 3/17) at this link here: https://goo.gl/DlXpGe Schedule: Refreshments - Maghrib - Q&A - Isha Feel free to attend part or the entirety of the event.
4/18/2016 7:00:00 PM -04:000.0000
Academic Panel: The Life Journey of a Muslim Scientist
Please join us in our wonderful panel this Monday with Professor Kamal Youcef-Toumi and Professor Elfatih A. B. Eltahir in discussing the topic of “The Life Journey of a Muslim Scientist: Challenges, Opportunities, and Expectations”. Please RSVP on Facebook.
3/14/2016 6:00:00 PM -04:000.0000
The 2016 Spring Dinner with Linda Sarsour
With the anti-Muslim rhetoric going on in the American political arena, and the recent terror attack in San Bernardino, Muslims in the U.S. are encountering heightened scrutiny and backlash. Thus, engaging in public conversations around the values of pluralism and tolerance, remains a critical step towards addressing these issues. MIT Muslim Students' Association kindly invites you for it's annual spring dinner for the Academic year 2015-2016. This year's theme is "Social Justice and Activism in the Context of Islam" and we are very honored to have Linda Sarsour, a vocal racial justice & civil rights activist, as our guest speaker for the dinner. Kindly RSVP through the Facebook event page and we really hope to see you there! MIT MSA
3/13/2016 7:00:00 PM -04:000.0000
Race and Islam: A Discussion with Ustadh Ubaydullah Evans
Meet our guest speaker Ustadh Ubaydullah Evans and hear him speak on the topic of Race in Islam! USTADH UBAYDULLAH EVANS is the first Scholar-in-Residence for the American Learning Institute for Muslims (ALIM). He converted to Islam while in high school. Upon conversion, Ustadh Ubaydullah began studying some of the foundational books of Islam under the private tutelage of local scholars while simultaneously pursuing a degree in journalism from Columbia. Since then he has studied at Chicagoland’s Institute of Islamic Education (IIE), in Tarim, Yemen, and Al-Azhar University in Cairo, Egypt, where he graduated from its Shari’a program. Ustadh Ubaydullah is also an instructor with the Ta’leef Collective and the Inner-City Muslim Action Network (IMAN).
3/3/2016 7:00:00 PM -05:000.0000
Dua/Prayer for 'Our Three Brothers'
Assalamu alaikum all, Please join us tomorrow for a gathering of dua and reflection on the loss of our three brothers MohamedTaha, Adam and Muhannad, may Allah have mercy on them. We will start 6:30 sharp at the Mussallah, W11 inshAllah so please be there and invite others. http://www.cnn.com/2016/02/28/us/fort-wayne-execution-style-killings/ http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/02/muslim-american-men-murders-barely-ripple-160228003914813.html
3/2/2016 6:30:00 PM -05:000.0000
MIT MSA Charity Week
10/9/2015 12:00:00 AM -04:000.0000