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)

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New Semester & Plenty of Events!


In the Name of God, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful

Bi-Weekly Hadith

Ibn `Umar (May Allah be pleased with them) reported: The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, "Salat in congregation is twenty-seven times more meritorious than a Salat performed individually.''[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].

Assalam-u-Alaikum Everyone!

We hope that everyone has had a good start for the fall semester! And now that the new semester has begun, we have many MSA events this upcoming month! Each event will be different and special on its own, and we encourage you to come and surely bring a friend along! 

I) Dining Al Fresco

This is it! Our very first MSA event of the 2014-2015 year! Ever enjoy a semi-formal outdoor extravaganza? No?Well now is your chance! We will have a few icebreakers and a few light games to kick start of the new year by getting acquainted/reacquainted with everyone in the community. 


Come join the MSA at Centennial Olympic Park on Thursday, September 4th from 5 PM - 8:30 PM to some Dining Alfresco. It's fun dining and excitement all in one event! Invite EVERYONE!

For anybody interested in volunteering please visit: 
http://www.msaatgsu.com/volunteer-here/

For more information, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/684849258251583/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

Dining Al Fresco

II) I AM AMERICA

The MSA at GSU 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.

III) Interfaith Event: Catholic Students Association

Join us on September 18th between 11 AM and 1 PM on the fourth floor of the University Center in Room 480 for a discussion with the Catholic Students Association! There will be snacks! Registered members for the semester will get free admission to this event! If you haven't registered yet, there will be a table set up at the event so that you can pay there. Dues are ten dollars for this semester! You can pay your dues online via Paypal on our website: www.msaatgsu.com. Or pay a MSA at GSU Board Member in person prior to the event.

IV) General Body Meeting

Want to know what the MSA plans are for this year? Trying to get involved? Well then this is the perfect event for you to attend! Come learn about all the MSA plans for this upcoming year in this highly informative session with the MSA at GSU Board Members of 2014-15. There will be introductions, food, and many opportunities at this event. It is an opportunity to sign up to become a volunteer, suggest events, get involved in volunteer projects, and more. It will take place on Tuesday, September 16th from 1-4 PM on the second floor of the University Center in Room 225. We hope to see you there!

 V) 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. Halaqahs will begin this Tuesday 9/2

Theme-Based Halaqahs will be held from 12-1 PM every Thursday starting September 11th. Come and learn about the Deen and bring a friend along!

Weekly Religious Talks

VI) Islamic Seminar/Lecture

Our final event for the month of September will be an Islamic Seminar with a guest speaker, whom we will announce later on in the month! It will be a great discussion, with of course, food! Please join us on Thursday, September 28th for this event!

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COMMUNITY HIGHLIGHTS

1. The Beginning of Guidance with Mufti Samir Wahid

2. WhyIslam Dawah Booth at Gwinnett County Fair

3. Day of Dignity

4. The 100 Influential Georgia Muslims Gala

5. Muslim Family Day

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

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 1. The Beginning of Guidance with Mufti Samir Wahid

Often times we hear about the beauty of Islam and the practicality of Islam, but have you ever wondered how to become a "Walking Quran"? How to actually LIVE Islam? 

Come to The Beginning of Guidance with Mufti Samir Wahid! The Beginning of Guidance is a book written by Imam Ghazali to provide a practical how-to-guide for any Muslim to follow on a daily basis. The book covers how to adhere to the Quran and Sunnah from how to wake up from sleep to how to eat to how to sleep and interact with others. 

Classes will be every Tuesday between Maghrib (9:00PM-10:00PM).

East Cobb Islamic Center

1111 Braswell Road, Marietta, Georgia 30062

The Beginning of Guidance

2. 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

WhyIslam Dawah Booth

3. 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

4. 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

The 100 Influential Georgia Muslims

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

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


5. 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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