Muslim Students Association
at Virginia Commonwealth University

Feb
27

 

For the week of 2/27/2012–3/4/2012

Asalaamu Alaykum Brothers and Sisters!

VCU MSA is looking for an Arabic teacher. If you are or know someone who is good in Arabic and can teach for about an hour a week, please let us know! We’d like to start Arabic classes for our members. Please contact Sr. Ruqayyah Daud (daudrs@vcu.edu) for details, questions or concerns.

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)

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: Tuesday, February 28, 7:00-8:00PM in the Metro Room
*Weekly Halaqa: Wednesday, February 29, 5:00-6:00PM in the Forum Room.
*Brothers’ Qur’an Class: Thursday, March 1, 6:00-7:00PM in the Metro Room.
*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 Sr. Hadja with any questions.

Ongoing and Upcoming Events:
*ROOTS: We have our next ROOTS event on next Tuesday, March 6! If you are interested in helping out, please email Sr. Daud (daudrs@vcu.edu).  Sr. Nourhan Sha’aban will be talking about the Signs of the Day of Judgement.
*Coffeehouse will take place March 23rd this year. Every year MSA host Coffeehouse. This is a talent show that people can perform, sing, say poetry, or show artwork etc or any video they have made. This is free and open to the public. All are encouraged to attend and show any talents they have. If you want to participate, please contact Sr. Zain Taib (taibzk@vcu.edu)
*MSA Interfaith Poetry Night will be coming up at the Baptist Ministry House. Stay tuned for more details. Contact Michelle Taylor (taylormr2@mymail.vcu.edu) with any questions/concerns.

 

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Feb
20
For the week of 2/20/2012–2/25/2012
Asalaamu Alaykum Brothers and Sisters!
VCU MSA is looking for an Arabic teacher. If you are or know someone who is good in Arabic and can teach for about an hour a week, please let us know! We’d like to start Arabic classes for our members. Please contact Sr. Ruqayyah Daud (daudrs@vcu.edu) for details, questions or concerns.
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: Tuesday, February 21, 7:00-8:00PM in the Metro Room
*Weekly Halaqa: Wednesday, February 22, 5:00-6:00PM in the Forum Room.
*Brothers’ Qur’an Class: Thursday, February 23, 6:00-7:00PM in the Metro Room.
*Ju’muah Prayer: Friday 1:00-2:00pm in Virigina Rooms A-D, and then AGAIN AT 2:00. 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 to make for and then distribute food to the homeless in Monroe Park.
Ongoing and Upcoming Events:
*ROOTS: We have our next ROOTS event on THIS Friday, February 24! If you are interested in helping out, please email Sr. Daud (daudrs@vcu.edu). Hope to see you there! Sr Anisah Khan, Erin Nobelle and Br. Waleed Ilyas will be talking about Muslim-Christian Relations.
*Coffeehouse will take place March 23rd this year. Every year MSA host Coffeehouse. This is a talent show that people can perform, sing, say poetry, or show artwork etc or any video they have made. This is free and open to the public. All are encouraged to attend and show any talents they have. If you want to participate, please contact Sr. Zain Taib (taibzk@vcu.edu)
*Thank you to all those who came to VCUMSA’s annual Parental Banquet on Saturday!
*MSA Interfaith Poetry Night will be coming up at the Baptist Ministry House. Stay tuned for more details. Contact Michelle Taylor (taylormr2@mymail.vcu.edu) with any questions/concerns.
Feb
13
For the week of 2/13/2012–2/19/2012
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: Tuesday, February 14, 7:00-8:00PM in the Metro Room
*Weekly Halaqa: Wednesday, February 15, 5:00-6:00PM in the Forum Room.
*Brothers’ Qur’an Class: Thursday, February 16, 6:00-7:00PM in the Metro Room.
*Ju’muah Prayer: Friday 1:00-2:00pm in Virigina Rooms A-D, and then AGAIN AT 2:00. 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 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: We have our next ROOTS event on Friday, February 24, so keep the date free! If you are interested in helping out, please email Sr. Daud (daudrs@vcu.edu). Hope to see you there!
*Coffeehouse will take place March 23rd this year. Every year MSA host Coffeehouse. This is a talent show that people can perform, sing, say poetry, or show artwork etc or any video they have made. This is free and open to the public. All are encouraged to attend and show any talents they have. If you want to participate, please contact Sr. Zain Taib (taibzk@vcu.edu)
*VCUMSA’s annual Parental Banquet is coming up! It’s THIS Saturday, February 18, 7:00-9:00pm in the Richmond Salons.  Invite your family, or just come yourself! This is a time for fun and celebration of those who helped make us who we are. There will be halaal Chinese food. If you would like to have your parents/family to come, or you have any questions/concerns please contact Sr. Hinna Shaikh ( hinna.shaikh@gmail.com).
*MSA Interfaith Poetry Night will be coming up. Stay tuned for more details. Contact Michelle Taylor (taylormr2@mymail.vcu.edu) with any questions/concerns.
Feb
06
For the week of 2/5/2012–2/11/2012
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: Thursday, February 9, 7:00-8:00PM in the Commons Theater
*Weekly Halaqa: Wednesday, February 8, 4:00-5:00PM in the Forum Room.
*Brothers’ Qur’an Class: Thursday, February 9, 6:00-7:00PM in the Metro Room.
*Ju’muah Prayer: Friday 1:00-2:00pm in Virigina Rooms A-D, and then AGAIN AT 2:00. 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 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: We have our next ROOTS event THIS Tuesday, February 7, 6:00-8:00PM in the Forum Room. For the educaitonal, Srs. Sadaf Hashimi and Ayesha Shakeel will be talking about monotheism. We are looking for both undergraduate & graduate students to lead discussions and present for about 15 minutes on an Islamic topic for future dates, we are also looking for MCs for the events. If you are interested, please email Sr. Daud (daudrs@vcu.edu). Hope to see you there!
*Coffeehouse will take place March 23rd this year. If you want to participate, please contact Sr. Zain Taib (taibzk@vcu.edu)
*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
Jan
30
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.
Jan
23

For the week of 1/23/2012–1/28/2012

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: Starting Tuesday, January 24th, from 7:00-8:00PM in the Metro Rooms (Commons). Contact Sister Daud (daudrs@vcu.edu) with any questions.
(Commons). Contact Sister Daud (daudrs@vcu.edu) with any questions.
*Weekly Halaqa: Wednesday, 1/25/2012, from 4:00-5:00pm
*Brothers’ Qur’an Class: Starting Thursday, January 26th, from 6:00-7:00PM in the Metro Rooms
*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.

Ongoing and Upcoming Events:
*SOVO Fair: To those who dropped by last Friday, thank you! We hope you received good information. If you have any questions or concerns, please drop us an email: vcumsa@gmail.com.
*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. We are looking for both undergraduate & graduate students to lead discussions and present for about 15 minutes on an Islamic topic. 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!

Jan
19

For the week of 1/16/2012–1/21/2012

Asalaamu Alaykum Brothers and Sisters!

Welcome [back] to VCU! Insha’Allah we will have a wonderful semester!

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: 
 *Ju’muah Prayer: This Friday 1:00-2:00pm in the Franklin Street Gym (821 Franklin St.).
*Sisters’ Qur’an Class: Starting Tuesday, January 24th, from 7:00-8:00PM in the Metro Rooms (Commons). Contact Sister Daud (daudrs@vcu.edu) with any questions.
*Brothers’ Qur’an Class: Starting Thursday, January 26th, from 6:00-7:00PM in the Metro Rooms (Commons). Contact Sister Daud (daudrs@vcu.edu) with any questions.

Ongoing and Upcoming Events:
*SOVO Fair: VCUMSA will have a table, come out and see us from 11-1pm this Friday!

Jan
06

Assalaamu Alaykum!

Here’s an intersession update about ROOTs!  Next semester the MSA will be introducing ROOTs brought to you by the Social & Education Committee. One hour education, one hour social activities and games. We are looking for students (BOTH GRADUATE & UNDERGRAD) to lead the first half of ROOTs which will be a student led halaqa/discussion. Your presentation only needs to be about 15 minutes long and should relate to Islam/Muslim youth. So if you’re interested please email Ruqayyah Daud @ daudrs@vcu.edu or Mariam Owais @ owaism@vcu.edu!

 

See you next semester insha’Allah!!

Dec
05

For the Week of 12/5/2011 — 12/10/2011

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: 
 *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. This is the last Jummah prayer of the semester.
*Weekly Project Downtown is to be held after Jummah prayer in the Virginia Rooms. Please come out to help feed the hungry in Monroe Park!  This is the last PD of the semester.
*All other events have been cancelled for the semester, too.

Ongoing and Upcoming Events have ended for this semester. Good luck on finals, enjoy winter break, and insha’Allah  see you next semester!

*Due to VCU Policy, Jummah Prayer will NOT be held during winter break. The last Jummah will be held on Dec. 9. If you need information about Jummah elsewhere in the community, please email us (vcumsa@gmail.com) and insha’Allah we will send details to you.

Nov
28

For the Week of 11/28/2011 — 12/3/2011

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 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 for this week due to Mooz-Lum movie screening
*Brothers’ Qur’an Class: Thursday, 8:00-9:00pm in the Metro Room
*Weekly Halaqa: Thursday, 7:00-8:00pm in Viriginia Room A
*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.

*Weekly Project Downtown is to be held after Jummah prayer in the Virginia Rooms. Please come out to help feed the hungry in Monroe Park!

Ongoing and Upcoming Events!!!

*Film: “Mooz-Lum” will be shown on  Tuesday November 29th insha’Allah in the Commons Theater at 6:00pm. “Mooz-Lum. Official Trailer: (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6DRvfVbnUrg).
Here’s a little intro: Amid a strict Muslim rearing and a social life he’s never had, Tariq (Evan Ross) enters college confused. New peers, family and mentors help him find his place, but the …9-11 attacks force him to face his past and make the biggest decisions of his life

*Due to VCU Policy, Jummah Prayer will NOT be held during winter break. The last Jummah will be held on Dec. 9. If you need information about Jummah elsewhere in the community, please email us (vcumsa@gmail.com) and insha’Allah we will send details to you.