Starry Night: Sister's Fall Freshmen/Transfer Welcome Dinner
**UMD STUDENTS AND ALUM ONLY** Salaams girls! It's that time of year again, to meet our new freshmen and transfer students and reconnect with old friends! Our theme this year is Starry Night - to welcome our new stars ✨ and to dance in the moonlight as sisters and friends (not literally though, this is a nonhijaabi event, but we'll try our best to make it look as starry as possible). We will be having a program with some fun icebreakers (so come out even if dancing isn't your thing), and of course some time to dance for those who want to! Come have some fun with us (don't forget free dinner), and let's get to know each other <3 All the Love, UMD MSA Sister's Committee Price: FREE!!! Attire: Come dressed in whatever makes you feel beautiful ✨ Time: Friday, September 15th 6-10PM Where: 2212 Benjamin Banneker at STAMP Registration: https://goo.gl/forms/prBV2FGAh7egkEKm2 YOU MUST REGISTER TO ATTEND; WE REALLY NEED THIS INFO FOR FAVORS, FOOD PORTIONS, ETC.
9/15/2017 6:00:00 PM -04:000.0000
Welcome Back Dinner
FREE FOOD + WELCOME NEW STUDENTS + MSA FAMILY Salaams! The MSA Cabinet would proudly like to present this year's Welcome Back Dinner! Everyone is welcome to come join us at Colony Ballroom in STAMP this Friday to enjoy some good ol' Gyro Guy, hang out with old friends, and meet our newest additions. We would specifically like to see new students at this event so please join us and participate in activities catered to welcoming new students to the MSA family. Make sure to bring yourselves and, preferrably, a freshman/transfer student with you! Best, The MSA Cabinet 2017
9/8/2017 6:00:00 PM -04:000.0000
MSA Welcome Week!
Assalamu 'Alaikum everyone! The University of Maryland, College Park's Muslim Student's Association is hosting Welcome Week, an entire week dedicated to welcoming new students, especially freshmen and transfer students! We have a list of events that will take place DAILY from 8/27 to 8/31. Make sure to invite all of your friends to come join the MSA for an excellent week and get to know fellow Muslim students at UMD! 8/27 Kick-off/ Pre-Eid potluck Location: Washington Quad Time: 1pm - 5pm Bring & eat some food. Meet some cool new poeple. Join the MSA community at our pre eid potluck. 8/28 Rock-Climbing Location: Eppley Rec. Center Time: 4pm - 6pm Wanna feel like bear grylls without the danger? Then come rock climbing FOR FREE at the Eppley climing wall. 8/29 Bowling & Pool Location: Adele H. Stamp Union, TerpZone Time: 6pm - 8pm Wanna show off your sick bowling skills? Don't have any bowling skills at all? Don't worry we got you covered. Practice bowling and pool for FREE as an MSA member at TerpZone MSA!! 8/30 Game Night! Location: Musallah (0104 Cole Field House) Time: 5pm - 8pm FIFA, Halo, Super Smash Bros. Enough said. 8/31 GBM & Ice Cream Social! Location: Musallah (0104 Cole Field House) Time: 5pm - 8pm Get some free ice cream while also learing about future MSA events, services, and ways to get more involved at our Ice cream social and 1st MSA General Body Meeting.
8/31/2017 12:00:00 AM -04:000.0000
Musullah Cleaning Day Part 2
Help come out and clean the Musullah so that it is ready for the new semester!!!
8/23/2017 3:00:00 PM -04:000.0000
Musullah Cleaning Day
Salaam Everyone! As you all know the semester is starting soon and the Musullah is in need of a deep cleaning. We are asking for volunteers to help us on Saturday at 12:00pm to come in and help us clean the Musullah and prepare it for all of the new and current students who are going to use it all semester! Thank you and JAK!
8/19/2017 12:00:00 PM -04:000.0000
Eid Potluck Picnic
Come out to our Eid al-Fitr Potluck Picnic! Reunite with your friends and make new ones while enjoying some good ol' homemade food (courtesy of everyone, of course). Freshmen, friends, and siblings are all welcome!
6/27/2017 4:00:00 PM -04:000.0000
Movie Night: The Prestige
The Muslim Student Association and United Methodist Church will have an interfaith movie night at the Memorial Chapel. The movie that will be playing is The Prestige. Pizza and refreshmants will be provided
5/4/2017 7:30:00 PM -04:000.0000
UMD MSA Spring BBQ!
Asalaamu Alaikum folks, Join your fellow Terp brothers and sisters on Friday, April 28 for some fun-in-the-sun relaxation before finals begin! Make sure you get a start on studying during the week so you're able to join in on the action! There will be food (Zabiha iA), friends, and football. As is tradition, the MSA will be meeting up at the Musallah and carpooling over to Lane Manor park, which is about 5 mins off campus. There will be $5.00 fee to cover the cost of food and drinks. We'll be grilling as soon as we get there. If you would like to contribute food, please get in touch with a cabinet member inshaAllah. Let's finish this semester out with some great fun - See y'all there iA!
4/28/2017 3:30:00 PM -04:000.0000
The Prophet’s Way in Giving Advice
Who: Tarif Shraim (UMD Muslim Chaplain & Imam at DCA) When: Tuesday's 6-8pm Where: The Musallah 0204 Cole Topic: The Prophet’s Way in Giving Advice Join our MSA as we embark on a new Tuesday night halaqa on current and relevant topics with our chaplain, Br. Tarif Sharim. Hope to see you all there
4/18/2017 6:00:00 PM -04:000.0000
Important! MSA General Body Meeting (GBM)
Join us for this very important General Body Meeting (GBM) on April 7th after Jammah at 2:45. In this GBM we will need everyone to vote on a NEW MISSION STATEMENT. We will also be going over the process of running for cabinet positions. We will then quickly go over the events for the rest of the semester. Again, it is important to you come to this GBM because every vote counts and your opinion of the MSA matters. In just a couple of days MSA will be conducting the election/nomination process. It is very important that you sign up on OrgSync so YOU can have a say on who you want leading the MSA. Register for OrgSync and then sign-up as an MSA member by visiting https://orgsync.com/64763/chapter
4/7/2017 2:45:00 PM -04:000.0000
Interfaith with United Methodists
The United Methodists and MSA will be having an interfaith discussion on the topic of Adem and Eve in the Qur'an and Bible. It will be on Thursday, April 4nd at the Memorial Chapel! We only get a few chances a semester to get our groups together and it is important that we take the chance to do so. Pizza, snacks, and refreshments will be provided!!
4/6/2017 6:00:00 PM -04:000.0000
Law School & Career Info Session
The University of Maryland Muslim Students Association is pleased to welcome Noha Moustafa and Zahir Rahman to campus to talk about building a career in the legal field. Noha and Zahir will talk about their paths from undergrad, to law school, to their firm, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom. They will provide an overview of what it means to pursue a career in law and the various paths you can take: a career in "Big Law"; a career in international human rights; a career in politics and more! Noha and Zahir will also answer questions about how you can prepare yourself to embark on a diverse and interesting legal career. Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom provides legal services to the business, financial and governmental communities around the world in a wide range of high-profile transactions, regulatory matters, and litigation and controversy issues. Our clients range from a variety of small, entrepreneurial companies to a substantial number of the 500 largest U.S. corporations and many of the leading global companies. For more information, please visit www.skadden.com. Noha Moustafa grew up in Grand Rapids, Michigan and graduated in 2007 from City High School. She attended the University of Michigan, where she majored in Human Rights and Political Science and graduated with Distinction and High Honors. In undergrad, Noha wrote a Thesis on the Torture Tactics used in Guantanamo Bay and went on to win the William Jennings Bryan Prize for Political Science. Prior to attending law school, Noha spent a year in Egypt where she studied Arabic and was a middle/high school counselor. She attended the University of Michigan Law School, where she served on the executive board of the Michigan Journal of Race and Law and published a Note on The Right to Free Exercise of Religion in Prisons. Noha graduated cum laude and is currently a litigation associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom in Washington, D.C., where she focuses on white-collar investigations. Zahir Rahman was born in Baltimore, Maryland and attended the Gilman School. He then traveled south to Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC where he graduated summa cum laude with a degree in political science. In 2010, Zahir received a Fulbright Scholarship to Morocco where he studied Arabic, researched youth political activism in the Arab Spring and published numerous papers and articles, including an editorial for Foreign Policy. Upon returning to the U.S., Zahir attended the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where he served on the executive board of the Law Review and graduated cum laude. He is currently a junior associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom in Washington, D.C. and is a member of the firm's Energy and Infrastructure Projects practice group.
3/16/2017 7:30:00 PM -04:000.0000
Bring A Friend To Jummah
Join University of Maryland Muslim community for Jummah, and bring a friend (or many) along with you! Just as some background, Jummah is a congregational prayer that Muslims hold every Friday. It begins with the adhan, or call to prayer, followed by a short sermon (a khutbah), and ends with the actual prayer. Islamic Inspiration Week (March 6 - 10) Islam Inspiration Week here at UMD is when the Muslim Students' Association use every day of the week to engage the campus community in learning about Islam, combating stereotypes surrounding Muslims, and essentially forming better relations with their Muslim counterparts.
3/10/2017 12:00:00 PM -05:000.0000
Undercover for a Day
Undercover for a Day is for women to experience a day in the life of a hijab-wearing Muslim woman. Take the challenge on March 9th by stopping by the front of Stamp to get a free scarf to wear for the day (and to keep). Here is a video that explains the overall detail of the challenge and some example of people's experiences: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_WosD_GTz_E Islamic Inspiration Week (March 6 - 10) Islam Inspiration Week here at UMD is when the Muslim Students' Association use every day of the week to engage the campus community in learning about Islam, combating stereotypes surrounding Muslims, and essentially forming better relations with their Muslim counterparts.
3/9/2017 12:00:00 PM -05:000.0000
Fast-A-Thon is an annual event led by the Muslim Students' Associations on various campuses throughout the nation. In addition to raising awareness of global hunger, Fast-A-Thon is aimed at introducing the campus community to the importance of two of the basic pillars in the Islamic faith: charity (donating from one's provision to the less fortunate) and fasting (abstaining from food and drink from dawn till sunset for the whole month of Ramadan). WE challenge YOU to try to fast one whole day with us, or sacrifice one fulfilling meal of your day; to empathize, both physically and psychologically, with those around the world who do not have access to sufficient nourishment; and to give a little of yourself to find your spiritual center. In doing so, we hope to unify our campus community and place a focus on the state of humanity. Fast a day with us and join us for free dinner! Bring a canned item or donate money to a local charity or the UMD Campus Pantry! Sign up here: https://goo.gl/forms/0BxoddGz5ymiRfvu1 Islamic Inspiration Week (March 6 - 10) Islam Inspiration Week here at UMD is when the Muslim Students' Association use every day of the week to engage the campus community in learning about Islam, combating stereotypes surrounding Muslims, and essentially forming better relations with their Muslim counterparts.
3/8/2017 6:00:00 PM -05:000.0000
Br.Tarif Halaqa: Prophet's Relationships With His Wives Part 3
Who: Tarif Shraim (UMD Muslim Chaplain & Imam at DCA) When: Tuesday's 6-8pm Where: The Musallah 0204 Cole Topic: Prophet's Relationships With His Wives Part 3 Join our MSA as we embark on a new Tuesday night halaqa on current and relevant topics with our chaplain, Br. Tarif Sharim. Hope to see you all there
3/7/2017 6:00:00 PM -05:000.0000
Meet Your Muslim Neighbor
Meet Your Muslim Neighbor is a tabling event where you get to meet a Muslim Terp on campus. This is the best way to participate in an open dialogue; sharing honest questions and thoughts, receiving equally honest answers about Islam and the everyday life of a Muslim. The students will be very open to share their thoughts from their own personal experiences and perspectives. Islamic Inspiration Week (March 6 - 10) Islam Inspiration Week here at UMD is when the Muslim Students' Association use every day of the week to engage the campus community in learning about Islam, combating stereotypes surrounding Muslims, and essentially forming better relations with their Muslim counterparts.
3/7/2017 12:00:00 PM -05:000.0000
Media (Mis)Representations of Islam and Muslims
(Mis)Representations is a discussion based on women, Islam & the media. The discussion is lead by Dr. Sahar Khamis, an associate professor at the Department of Communication here at UMD. She is an expert on Arab and Muslim media, and the former Head of the Mass Communication and Information Science Department in Qatar University. Islamic Inspiration Week (March 6 - 10) Islam Inspiration Week here at UMD is when the Muslim Students' Association use every day of the week to engage the campus community in learning about Islam, combating stereotypes surrounding Muslims, and essentially forming better relations with their Muslim counterparts.
3/6/2017 5:00:00 PM -05:000.0000
Interfaith with United Methodists
The United Methodists and MSA will be having an interfaith discussion on the topic of Adem and Eve in the Qur'an and Bible. It will be on Thursday, March 2nd at the Memorial Chapel! We only get a few chances a semester to get our groups together and it is important that we take the chance to do so. Pizza, snacks, and refreshments will be provided!!
3/2/2017 6:00:00 PM -05:000.0000
Muslim Mosaic: MSA Cultural Night
The MSA would cordially like to invite you to our 2nd annual Culture Night now renamed Muslim Mosaic, taking place on February 17th 2017. If you love multicultural food, dressing up in ethnic fancy clothes, and taking out time to enjoy crafts and laughs with friends, then please come (and bring a friend too!). Your ticket is bringing along an ethnic dish of your choice, made by yours truly (or your mom). We look forward to seeing you! ***ALL DISHES MUST BE ZABIHAH***
2/17/2017 5:00:00 PM -05:000.0000
Br.Tarif Halaqa: How the Prophet Dealt With Anger/Disappointment
Who: Tarif Shraim (UMD Muslim Chaplain & Imam at DCA) When: Tuesday's 6-8pm Where: The Musallah 0204 Cole Topic: How the Prophet Dealt With Anger/Disappointment Join our MSA as we embark on a new Tuesday night halaqa on current and relevant topics with our chaplain, Br. Tarif Sharim. Hope to see you all there
2/7/2017 6:00:00 PM -05:000.0000
The Art of the Quran
Turkey has come to DC! Join the Muslim Students Sports and Social at the Arts of the Quran exhibit and experience the beautiful manuscripts and elegant calligraphy that once belonged to Ottoman sultans. The exhibit is available until Feburary 20, so now's your chance to take a peek into Islam's history!
2/3/2017 2:30:00 PM -05:000.0000
Br. Tarif's Tuesday Halaqa
Who: Tarif Shraim (UMD Muslim Chaplain & Imam at DCA) When: Tuesday's 6-8pm Where: The Musallah 0204 Cole Join our MSA as we embark on a new Tuesday night halaqa on current and relevant topics with our chaplain, Br. Tarif Sharim. Hope to see you all there
1/31/2017 6:00:00 PM -05:000.0000
Sweet n' Greet
Enjoy time with old friends and make some new ones with the two best things in the world to start off your semester: coffee and donuts. Come to the Musallah after the second Jummah ends at 2:30 PM. See you there insh'Allah.
1/27/2017 2:30:00 PM -05:000.0000
Sports & Social IceBreaker 2.0 Ski-Board-Tube
Payments made at resort Valid College ID REQUIRED REGISTRATION https://goo.gl/forms/GkHURfNkPKumRW6o1 Due by January 9th Transportation: We will be traveling by carpool from the UMD Musallah Meet-up: 12:00 pm (College Park Musallah) Departure: 12:30 pm NO MUSLIM STANDARD TIME. WE WILL LEAVE YOU. Price: $40 4 hour Beginner lift pass Skiis/Board and helmet Lesson included Experienced Price: $41 4 hour All Mountain lift pass Skii/Board and helmet No Lesson Tubing Price: $25 2 hour pass You sit on a tube *First Come first serve basis
1/11/2017 12:00:00 PM -05:000.0000
Interfaith Event with United Methodist Church
The Muslim Student Assoication and United Methodist Church will have an interfatith event at the Memorial Chapel lounge. We will discuss the topics of brotherhood and sisterhood. Muslim Student Assoication will have this event instead of Br.Tarif's Halaqa this week. Pizza will be provided
12/1/2016 5:00:00 PM -05:000.0000
Muslim Monologues: The Prophet's Promise
Muslim Monologues: The Prophet's Promise is an opportunity for students to share stories related to their unique experiences as Muslim Americans through original and candid poems or creative performances. This program is an opportunity for all of us to learn, challenge our biases, and to think critically about ourselves and our society. If you are interested in performing at the Monologues, please fill out the following google form: https://goo.gl/forms/4V42xudykh3xwSEF2. Sub-themes for the event include the Prophet's Relationships, his Perseverance/Endurance, and his Virtues. Performances will be touching upon these themes using different creative mediums. Please sign up or join us for an unforgettable evening. Bring your own stories, an active mind and willingness to think outside the box. We would be thrilled to have you amongst our company in a night of understanding, empathy, and reflection. #MM16 Presented by the University of Maryland Muslim Students’ Association and sponsored by PepsiCo, Inc.
11/18/2016 6:00:00 PM -05:000.0000
MSA General Body Meeting (GBM)
As we near the end of the semester, the MSA will have a GBM this Friday at the Musallah at 3pm insh'Allah. In this GBM we will share our plan for the rest of the semester and give everyone a chance to tell us about concerns and how we can improve.
11/4/2016 2:45:00 PM -04:000.0000
CAIR: Islamophobia in this Day and Age
Sr. Zainab Chaudhry from CAIR will be joining us to have a discussion based event on islamophobia in this day and age. She will also be incorporating discrimination and the current presidential elections in her theme
10/28/2016 3:00:00 PM -04:000.0000
Food Recovery Network
“Among the best deeds are to feed the poor and the deserving and to greet those whom you know and those whom you do now know.” [Bukhari]. Join a group of MSAers as they head to the diner to recover food that would have otherwise been thrown out and donate it to a food shelter in Washington, DC. We meet at the Musallah or you can meet us at 8:30 at 251 North Campus Diner! All are welcome!
9/15/2016 8:30:00 PM -04:000.0000
Br. Tarif's Halaqa: Accountability Away From Home
Who: Tarif Shraim (UMD Muslim Chaplain & Imam at DCA) When: Thursdays 6-8pm Where: The Musallah 0204 Cole Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about a subject that can insha’Allah completely transform your relationship with Allah and inspire deep faith and love for Him in your heart. Hope to see you all there
9/15/2016 7:00:00 PM -04:000.0000
GBM + Ice Cream Social
Welcome back MSA terps, to get things kicked off this year, the MSA is going to have a General Body Meeting (GBM) and then ice cream right after. So come by the Musallah at 3pm insh'Allah
9/2/2016 3:00:00 PM -04:000.0000
Our Three Boys Memorial
Hello! On Wednesday, February 24th, three boys, three friends, three sons, and ultimately three innocent lives were stripped from this world by an act of hate. Mohamed Taha Omar, 23. Adam Mekki, 20. Muhammad Tairab, 17. Say their names. Remeber their names. Join UMR and the MSA at hornebake plaza as we write messages for their families.
3/7/2016 10:00:00 AM -05:000.0000
The IceBreaker: Ski & Snowboarding
Late Registration Tickets Beginner & EZ Lift ticket, Ski/Snowboard Equipment, and Lesson. *BUS & DINNER NOT INCLUDED *The bus will be divided. Boys in front, Girls in back. No exceptions unless minor Meet-up: 10:00 am (College Park Musallah) NO MUSLIM STANDARD TIME. WE WILL LEAVE YOU. Depart Whitetail (back to UMD): 7:00 pm Arrival (at UMD) : 9:00 pm
1/13/2016 10:00:00 AM -05:000.0000
Inter-MSA REAL TALK: Hardship & Crisis
Calling DMV area MSA members! Enter: REAL TALKS: INTER-MSA EDITION Let us unite as one Ummah and support each other in the face of adversity. Join the University of Maryland MSA (UMD) in collaboration with the MSAs of: University of Baltimore (UB) University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) Johns Hopkins University (JHU) George Washington University (GWU) Towson University (TU) Georgetown University (GU) American University (AU) Some of you may want to sit in a cubicle cramming for your exam, or in bed catching up on sleep, while others might want to avoid life in general and catch up on Netflix away from everybody. This is an opportunity for all of us to get out and gain some skills/tools to work towards our goal of “getting our lives together” or “dealing with the ‘crazy’ in our lives.” In light of recent events and the adversity that we are facing, we have made an inter-MSA initiative to stand together to support one another and learn how to respond and act. REAL TALK is a student-led facilitated discussion where people come together in an open space to discuss different themes in order to share ideas, understand the different dynamics and demographics of other people and to have guided conversation and reflection with Chaplain Tarif Shraim. The workshop session provides action items and tools to address issues mentioned in discussions. Topic of the Month: HARDSHIP & CRISIS Sub-themes: TBA ---------------- Carpool Information: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1hxEKR9ed11S6dy-bmvksaL0vRFXP9ReFBvhs86-1Xv4/edit?usp=sharing
12/3/2015 5:00:00 PM -05:000.0000
MSA REAL TALK: Life Relationships
Introducing our exciting new program - MSA REAL TALKS! REAL TALK is a student-led facilitated discussion where people can come together in an open space to discuss different themes in order to share ideas, understand the different dynamics and demographics of other people and to have guided conversation and reflection following the Friday juma’a khutbah with Chaplain Tarif Shraim. Topic of the Month: LIFE RELATIONSHIPS Sub-themes: God-consciousness Preservation of the Self Mannerisms Roles
11/6/2015 3:00:00 PM -05:000.0000