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
Follow us on Instagram: http://instagram.com/msaatgsu
Add us on Google Plus+: https://plus.google.com/+gsumsa
Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/GSU_MSA (@GSU_MSA)
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Register with the MSA on OrgSync:             
https://orgsync.com/join/26490/muslim-student-association

New Semester, Exciting Plans!


Bismillah


Semi-Monthly Hadith

Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said: "Were people to know the blessing of pronouncing Adhan and the standing in the first row, they would even draw lots to secure these privileges. And were they to realize the reward of performing Salat early, they would race for it; and were they to know the merits of Salat after nightfall (`Isha') and the dawn (Fajr) Salat, they would come to them even if they had to crawl.''[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].

 

Assalam-u-Alaikum to all,

We hope that you are enjoying the last few weeks of summer before classes begin!

Now that the fall semester will begin soon, we will go back to having our usual Da'wah Table, Halaqahs, Jumu'ahs, and of course MSA events!

I) Welcome to the New MSA at GSU!

It's finally here! A brand new MSA website that's fun and exciting for all to enjoy! Our new website is a one stop shop to keep the most important person, YOU, up to date on all things MSA including weekly activities and events. Take some time to explore the website on your mobile device or laptop to meet this year's board, check out the MSA Calendar, as well as register for the MSA!!

Click here to get started and spread the word: http://www.msaatgsu.com/ 

II) Prayer Room Code Change

The Prayer Room code has been changed for the upcoming fall semester so please register!

In order to receive the new code, you must register through OrgSync which can be found here: 

https://orgsync.com/join/26490/muslim-student-association

*Prayer Room is located in the University Center, 4th floor Room 409*

 

III) Foundation & Theme-Based Halaqahs

Come join us to discuss religious and non-religious topics relevant to your daily lives! In addition to broadening our Islamic knowledge, this is the perfect time to meet fellow Muslims on campus!

The Foundation-Based Halaqahs will take place once a week on Tuesdays from 1-2 PM. All Foundation-Based Halaqahs will take place in the MSA Prayer Room in Room 409 in the University Center

Theme-Based Halaqahs will be held from 1-2 PM every Thursday starting in September. Come and learn about the Deen and bring a friend along!

Halaqah Fall 14

IV) Jumu'ah Schedule & Da'wah Table

We will be starting back up the Da'wah Table - a table set out for curious Non-Muslims and Muslims alike to learn about Islam and become a part of the MSA. If you are interested in becoming a part of the Da'wah table, email us at msaatgsu@gmail.com or sign up under the Volunteer tab on our website at msaatgsu.comCatch us there every Wednesday from 12-1 PM and Thursday from 1-2 PM in the Library Plaza!

                                                    

Also, Jumu'ah schedule is here! We will be having Jumu'ah prayer every Friday at 2:00 PM

Da'wah Flyer Fall 2014

Jumu'ah Flyer Fall 2014

V) Night With GSU

Mark your calendars for the first MSA event of the year! It will be a night at the park with activities, food, and most importantly, good company. :)

Come join us at Centennial Olympic Park on Thursday, September 4th from 5:00-8:30 PM.

VI) I AM AMERICA

MSA will be collaborating with other organizations like Alpha Kappa Alpha, Kappa Sigma, and Alpha Xi Delta for a 9/11 event. This is an event that is aimed to eliminate stereotypes that have been created after 9/11. Our very own Sisters’ VP, Nusaiba Mubarak, will be speaking at this event.

 

Please try and attend this event that will be on September 9th from 7:08-9:00 PM.

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COMMUNITY HIGHLIGHTS

1. Masjid Beautification Day 2014

2. UpLift: Campfire

3. WhyIslam Dawah Booth at Gwinnett County Fair

4. Day of Dignity

5. The 100 Influential Georgia Muslims Gala

6. Muslim Family Day

   *Be sure to check out atlantamuslim.com for more Community Highlights* 

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1. Masjid Beautification Day 2014

 

Join us for our second annual Masjid Beautification Day! We are excited to announce that in addition to Al-Farooq Masjid of Atlanta, we will be extending our project to the Atlanta Masjid of Al-Islam

REGISTER NOW: 
www.tinyurl.com/mbd2014 

We need volunteers to help these masjids with a variety of tasks including planting trees and flowers, organizing the school library, painting a mural, and many more! Thanks to the overwhelming response in volunteer registration, and with support of the City of Atlanta's "Love Your Block" program, we are able to expand our beautification work to include the Masjid's surrounding Home Park neighborhood! 

Breakfast and lunch will be provided for all participants. The first 75 individuals who register will also receive a free t-shirt.

With your help, we'll be able to develop a stronger Ummah and give back to the masjid that has provided so much to our community and to the neighborhood. 

Program: 

8:00am-8:30am: Breakfast/Registration at Atlanta Masjid of Al-Islam
8:30am-9:00am: Keynote Speaker 
9:00am-12:30pm: Service Project
12:30pm-2:00pm: Lunch at Al-Farooq Masjid 
2:00pm-2:30pm: Zuhr 


Visit our website for highlights from last year's event: 
http://www.masjidbeautificationday.com/. More updates to come soon.

 

For more information, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/673156639444081/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

Masjid Beautification Day


2. UpLift: Campfire

 

What better way to relax after going back to school than a campfire?  Come and join us for some yummy food, sports and an awesome time. 

Starts at 9 pm sharp!

Saturday, August 23rd 

Masjid Hamzah

655 Tidwell Rd. Alpharetta, GA 30004

 

For more information, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/1523041127911020/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

UpLift Campfire

 


3. WhyIslam Dawah Booth at Gwinnett County Fair

 

Insha'Allah Icna Atlanta is setting up Da'wah booth at Gwinnett County Fair.

 

It is a great opportunity for us to share the message of Islam with thousands of fellow Americans who will attend this event.

Please sign up as a Volunteer or Donate, and become the “helpers of Allah (swt)” (Surah Al-Saff).

 

September 11 - 21

Gwinnett Arena

6400 Sugarloaf Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30097

 

For more information, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/617345235029288/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

Gwinnett County Fair

 

4. Day of Dignity 2014

 

The Day of Dignity is an annual community service event which provides a wholesome meal, free health screenings, free haircuts, clothing, hygiene kits, and school supplies. 

SHARE Atlanta and Islamic Relief partners with Local Metro Atlanta Masjids, eager volunteers, and participating organizations that come together every year to feed the homeless, underserved, poor, and needy. 

If you would like to donate to this important initiative you can mail your donations to:

SHARE Atlanta, Inc.
573 West End Place
Atlanta, GA 30310

 

OR
You can donate online: 
www.share-atlanta.org

For more information, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/347113955454375/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

Day of Dignity


5. The 100 Influential Georgia Muslims Gala

 

Join us as we "Change the Narrative" of Muslims in America. We will be celebrating the Muslim Georgians who have made remarkable contributions to our state. For more information, check out www.100gamuslims.com or The 100 Influential Georgia Muslims. The 100 Influential Georgia Muslims is an initiative of the Islamic Speakers Bureau of Atlanta.

Honorees will be announced soon! Come join us in celebrating these wonderful men and women. Tickets will go on sale July 20th.

If you would like to volunteer to be part of this cause, please click here:http://myemail.constantcontact.com/Join-the-Gala-s-Planning-Groups-.html?soid=1117561491015&aid=sA5NqvUjHSo

 

Saturday, September 20th at 6:30 p.m.

 

For more information, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/1438841093067351/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming 


100 Influential Georgia Muslims

 6. Muslim Family Day

 ICNA Atlanta presents Muslim Family Day at Six Flags Over Georgia. For tickets and more information, please visit www.icnaga.org

 Sunday, September 21 at 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM

 For more information, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/918081748206992/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

 

ICNA Muslim Family Day

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Email us at: msaatgsu@gmail.com

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Register with the MSA on OrgSynchttps://orgsync.com/join/26490/muslim-student-association

**Only registered members receive the code to the prayer room located at University Center room 409.**