Muslim Students Association at Georgia State University

Georgia State University is a diverse institution with about 30,000 students. It is located in the heart of Atlanta, a hubbub of commerce and industry. The Muslim Students Association at GSU is equally diverse; Comprising of students from all over the world!

We aspire to be a uniting medium for Muslims on and off campus. To that effect, we organize a plethora of events including Friday Prayers, lectures on various topics, weekly outreach tables about MSA and Islam, Islamic awareness events for GSU students, and social events like picnics, eat-outs e.t.c. Our diversity greatly enhances the quality of our events. Different modus operandi also make every event have its own distinct touch!

Our sole purpose is to achieve the pleasure of Allah (swt) in accordance with the following verse from the Qur'an:
"And hold fast, all of you together, to the Rope of Allah, and be not divided among yourselves, and remember Allah's Favour on you, for you were enemies one to another but He joined your hearts together, so that, by His Grace, you became brethren (in Islamic Faith), and you were on the brink of a pit of Fire, and He saved you from it. Thus Allah makes His Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.,) clear to you, that you may be guided."
-Surah Al-Imran (3:103)

Email us at: info@gsumsa.com
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MSA at GSU 2018-2019 Board

President: Samina Alam

Major/Minor: Nursing
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
An Interesting fact about me:
 I have two cats and I'm a lefty. I love big beautiful green trees? 
What made me join the MSA: 
I saw a community that I could relate to (finally). I grew up in an area where there weren't many Muslims and if there were, we were not close. It meant a lot for me to connect with people on a deeper level because now I'm not so focused on how different I am from the other person or how different that other person makes me feel. 
What I love about the MSA: How pleasant everyone is:)
What goals do you want the MSA to strive for this year: I want our lifestyles as a Muslim-Americans to not be so foreign to others. I want our Muslim community to strive to understand as well as support one another within and outside of our 'borders.'


 Vice President & Event Coordinator: Rahmah Ibrahim

Major/Minor: Pre-Nursing
Hometown: Ellenwood, GA
An Interesting fact about me:
I have nine siblings and my parents both combined have eleven nationalities in their immediate bloodlines. 
What made me join the MSA:
I joined to make productive friendships. “No one may taste true faith except by this (i.e. building relationships for Allah’s sake), even if his prayers and fasts are many. People have come to build their relationships around the concerns of the world, but it will not benefit them in any way.” (Abu Dawud and At-Tirmidh) and I like the prayer room. 
What I love about the MSA:  The prayer room.

What goals do you want the MSA to strive for this year: Inclusivity, open arms and different successes than the year before.

Marketing & Design Director & Brother's Religious Coordinator: Amir Siddeeq

Major/Minor: International Relations
Hometown:  Atlanta, Georgia
An Interesting fact about me
I am an artist
What made me join the MSA:
 I wanted to make more Muslim friends on campus and what do I like about it?
What I love about the MSA:
I like the sense of community that can be seen at times
What goals do you want the MSA to strive for this year:   I would like the MSA to strive to be more welcoming to people who are new to the school and MSA, and I would also like there to be more ethnic and cultural diversity so that more people would be encouraged to become more involved in the organization

Marketing & Design Director: Mazen Mohamed

Major/Minor: Computer Information Systems
Hometown: Atlanta, GA, born in Ethiopia
An Interesting fact about me: I always smell good
What made me join the MSA: I wanted to be apart of something bigger than myself.
What I love about the MSA:  A place where I saw bright minds promote and support the ummah in such an inspirational manner really hit home with me. Why wouldn’t I want to join!
What goals do you want the MSA to strive for this year:  a goal I would like to see the msa achieve this year is to get more involvement from the students. Not just Muslims but every other faith as well. An MSA that promotes peace and tranquility amongst people no matter their backgrounds is a thriving one.

Treasurer: Mussa Mussa

Major/Minor: Computer Information Systems
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
An Interesting fact about me: Lived in Egypt for 7 years
What made me join the MSA
I joined it to further it’s future and success in welcoming everyone and anyone willing to be a part of this great community
What I love about the MSA:  
MSA is a safe place for Muslims in GSU.
What goals do you want the MSA to strive for this year:  To bring people together

Head Religious Coordinator: Hamza Rahman

Major/Minor: Biology
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
An Interesting fact about me: I want to be a surgeon
What made me join the MSA:  My friends
What I love about the MSA:  
The people
What goals do you want the MSA to strive for this year:  to be more inclusive and unite more people

Sister's Religious Coordinator: Ureeba Durrani

Major/Minor: Computer Information Systems
Hometown: Alpharetta, GA
An Interesting fact about me:
I can speak 5 languages, 3 of those fluently!
What made me join the MSA:  
I joined the MSA because I wanted to meet new people and learn more about their culture and how they view Islam differently than me!
What I love about the MSA: The amazing people and events

What goals do you want the MSA to strive for this year:  I hope that MSA this year attracts more non Muslims and minorities while helping all of us learn more about each other and our respective religions and differing viewpoints..

Reservations Officer: Abdulrahman Abdulkadri

Major/Minor: Public Policy w/ Concentration in Economic Development. Minor in Arabic
Hometown: East Lansing, MI
An Interesting fact about me: I lived for six years between the Caribbean nations of Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago  
What made me join the MSA:  
I joined the MSA because it made me feel welcomed as a newcomer to Atlanta and GSU
What I love about the MSA:  The people
What goals do you want the MSA to strive for this year:  I hope for it to develop a greater on-campus presence.

 

Prayer Room Manager: Deka Farah

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Major/Minor: Pre-Nursing
Hometown: Stockbridge, GA
An Interesting fact about me:
I’m a very reserved person and don’t let people in easily. 
What made me join the MSA:
I joined the MSA because I knew it was a place that everyone had the same goal in life and that was to be Allah, SWT, servants.
What I love about the MSA:  
I love how the MSA board is so diverse. 
What goals do you want the MSA to strive for this year: My goal is to make Freshman’s feel more inclusive and welcomed to their new school.