Muslim Students Association
at Virginia Commonwealth University

Weekly Bulletin

For the week of 3/26/2012–4/1/2012

Asalaamu Alaykum Brothers and Sisters!

Fellow VCU student, Summer Khalil, is doing a project on Muslim Women and fashion. She sent us the following description about her project: “Our project on Muslim Woman and fashion will be a documentary film about young Muslim women that attend and teach at VCU, and how their religion incorporates within their dress. A center focus of the documentary will be excerpts from the Quran that deal with how women should dress and behave in public. These young women will be questioned about their interpretation of their religion and these various excerpts. The documentary will also focus on different aspects of Muslim dress, like the Hijab and the Burqa and why certain women at VCU choose to wear it or not.  In addition to these women at VCU, We are looking For Female and Male participants that are willing to participate in the making of the documentary. The project due date is April 24 2012. If members are in interested please respond with you name, and contact information. We appreciate your time and cant wait to hear for you!” If anyone wants to help her, please contact her at (khalils3@vcu.edu)

Weekly events:
*Sisters’ Qur’an Class: Thursday, March 29, from 7:00-8:00pm in Library Room 152.
*Brothers’ Qur’an Class: Monday, March 26, from 8:00-9:00pm in the Commons Underground.
*Ju’muah Prayer: Friday 1:00-2:00pm in Virigina Rooms A-D, and then AGAIN AT 2:15pm. 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. Contact Br. Ali Salman (asalman@vcu.edu) with any questions.

*Project Downtown: will beheld after Jummah, around 2:30pm at the Baptist Campus Ministry (BCM) to make for and then distribute food to the homeless in Monroe Park. Contact Contact Shezad Sadiq (sadiqs@mymail.vcu.edu)
with any questions.

Ongoing and Upcoming Events:
*Thank you to everyone who came out to Coffeehouse! You made it a great success! Hope to see you next year!
*ROOTS: Our next roots will be held on Tuesday, April 3, from 7:00-9:00pm in the Commons Theater insha’Allah! And, based on the overwhelming response we’ve recieved from everyone, we will be having another ROOTS on Thursday, April 12, 6:00-8:00pm in the Commons Theater and Friday, April 27, 7:00-9:00pm in Hibbs 303.

*It’s that time of year again! Time for elections for next year! Come on out to the Forum Room on Thursday, April 5, 6:00-8:00pm to vote for next year’s Executive Board!

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