Muslim Students Association
at Virginia Commonwealth University

Weekly Bulletin

For the week of 10/2/2011 – 10/8/2011

Asalaamu Alaykum Brothers and Sisters!

VCU MSA has started a texting program! If you would like to receive text reminders from MSA, please email your name, phone number, and your phone carrier (this is important!) to  If you use a specific application on your iPod/smartphone, then email us the name of the app. We will text you before important events…for example, ISLAMIC JEOPARDY this weekend.


Weekly events as usual:
     Sisters’ Qur’an Class: Tuesday, 7:00-8:00PM, Metro Room. Insha’Allah, they will continue with Surat-ul-Mulk.
     Brothers’ Qur’an Class: Thursday, 8:00-9:00PM, Metro Room
     Weekly Halaqa: Thursday, 7:00-8:00PM in Virginia Room A, for the next two weeks, the topic will be on our role as a Muslim Youth.
And of course, Ju’muah Prayer on Friday, 1:00-2:00PM. THIS WEEK JUMUAH WILL BE HELD IN RICHMOND SALONS 1 AND 3. That’s across from the James River Terrace on the side of the Canal Rooms/Opposite side of the Commonwealth Ballrooms! Insha’Allah there will be a sign by the Virginia Rooms to direct you.

Both Brothers’ and Sisters’ Arabic Classes have been cancelled due to lack of participation.

Weekly Project Downtown is an organized community service in which fellow MSA members prepare sandwiches and make snack baggies for the homeless in Monroe Park. Distribution takes place after Jummah Prayer.  We will prepare the food after each Jummah insha’Allah and then we will go as a group and distrubute the food in Monroe Park to the people there insha’Allah. Help out as much as you can. Contact Brother Omar Khan for any questions

Upcoming Events!!!
*The Indian Student Association has invited the MSA to join in their Unity Mixer this Friday October 7th from 7-10pm in the Commonwealth Ballrooms. Come get to know the ISA, PSA, BDSO, KUG, VSA, Tiranga.
*Islamic Film:  The Journey into the Hereafter on Tuesday, October 18  5:00-6:00pm in the Forum Rooms. Please come and watch!
*Islamic Jeopardy, Saturday, October 8,  7:00-9:00PM in Virginia Room B. Prizes will be awarded, and refreshments will be served. Insha’Allah it will be tons and tons of fun, so please come out, bring your friends, and have fun!
*MSA General Body Meeting will be held on Wednesday October 12, 9:00-10:00PM in the Commons Theater.  This is most important! Any member of the community can come out and voice their opinions. Please come out and tell us what YOUR MSA should do for YOU this year. Everyone’s input will be taken into account, insha’Allah.
*The brothers are going to start jogging every Friday morning. The first time will insha’Allah be on this Friday, October 7. The brothers will meet at 8AM in front of Cary St. Gym, and they will start at the intersection of Monument Ave.  and Harrison St. The jog will be for about 3-4 miles. Email Br. Mohamed Shaaban ( for any questions/details.



Lastly, thank you to everyone who participated in the survey. If you haven’t already done so, please share your opinions at (Link: Insha’Allah we will try to take into account everyone’s opinions. To further voice your views. Please attend the General Body Meeting on October 12!


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