Muslim Students Association
at Virginia Commonwealth University

Weekly Bulletin

For the week of 1/30/2012–2/4/2012
Asalaamu Alaykum Brothers and Sisters!
VCU MSA has 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 vcumsa@gmail.com. We will text you before events. If you use a specific application on your iPod/smartphone, then email us the name of the app. We will try to incorporate apps, but so far, apps have not been working well with the program we use.
Weekly events:
*Sisters’ Qur’an Class: CANCELLED THIS WEEK FOR ROOTS.
*Weekly Halaqa: CANCELLED THIS WEEK FOR ROOTS.
*Brothers’ Qur’an Class: CANCELLED THIS WEEK FOR ROOTS.
*Ju’muah Prayer: Friday 1:00-2:00pm in Virigina Rooms A-D. Brothers, please leave your coats, bags and shoes in VA Room D and enter through VA Room B. Sisters, please enter through VA Room A and leave your coats, bags and shoes in the corner/alcove by the door.

*Project Downtown: will beheld after Jummah, around 2:00pm to make for and then distribute food to the homeless in Monroe Park. Contact Br. Omar Khan (khanmo@vcu.edu) with any questions or concerns.

Ongoing and Upcoming Events:
*ROOTS: Masha’Allah, we have a new program this semester, called ROOTS. It will be a two-hour long event, with one hour for educational student-led discussion, and one hour for social activities and games. This time we are looking forward to cupstacking and building Gingerbread Masjids for the social portion. For the educaitonal, Br. Sohaib Akhter will be talking about the importance of sticking together as the foundation of Islamic growth. We are looking for both undergraduate & graduate students to lead discussions and present for about 15 minutes on an Islamic topic for future dates. If you are interested, please email Sr. Daud (daudrs@vcu.edu). Insha’Allah, our first meeting will be on Tuesday, January 31, 2012 from 6:00-8:00pm in the Commons Theater. Hope to see you there!
*Sisters Icebreaker: Rescheduled for this Friday, after Jummah in the VA Rooms because of last week’s conflict with Project Downtown.
*VCUMSA Sisters are also having a movie night this Saturday, February 4, from 6:00-9:00pm (or whenever the movie ends) in the Forum Room. Please contact Sr. Aiman Shaikh with any questions. The movie decision  is still up in the air! Visit (https://www.facebook.com/events/137195993066951/) to cast your vote for the weekend’s movie.
*Coffeehouse Interest Meeting: Thursday, February 2, from 6:00-7:00pm in the Metro Room
*VCUMSA’s annual Parental Banquet is coming up! Insha’Allah it will be held on February 18, so mark your calendars! If you would like to have your parents/family t come, please contact Sr. Hinna Shaikh ( hinna.shaikh@gmail.com) with the name and address for your invitation.
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