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*Semi Monthly Hadith***

Abdullah bin `Abdur-Rahman reported: Abu Sa`id Al-Khudri (May Allah be
pleased with him) said to me: "I see that you like living among your sheep
in wilderness. So whenever you are with your sheep or in wilderness and you
want to call Adhan, you should raise your voice because whoever hears the
Adhan, whether a human or jinn or any other creature, will testify for you
on the Day of Resurrection.'' Abu Sa`id added: "I heard this from the
Messenger of Allah (PBUH).''[Al-Bukhari].

Assalamu Alaikum Dearest MSA Members,

Hope everyone is ready for Spring Break. We have 3 important MSA
announcements for you in this newsletter, followed by several community

 *I. Breaking Stereotypes: Moderation in Islam ***

*When: Thursday, March 28th at 5:30pm*

*Where: Georgia State University - General Classroom Building Room 300 *

Georgia State University's very own Muslim Students Association, Middle
East Socio-Political Association, and the International Socialist
Organization are co-hosting an event on the faltering image of Islam that
is presented by the media in the West today. Specifically, under the
umbrella theme of breaking stereotypes and moderation in Islam.

We will have three great confirmed speakers at this event. We will be

- Dr. Mansour Ansari, representing the Institute of Contemporary Islamic

- Dr. Slma Shelbayah, Broadcast/Print Journalist and Brenau University and
Instructor of Business Communication

- Dr. Abbas Barzegar, an Assistant Professor of Islamic Studies at Georgia
State University

It will be a great event for everyone to come and learn more about what
Muslims are facing in the West and we highly encourage everyone to come
along and invite their friends!

On Facebook:

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 *II. Jumuah Times and locations*

The times for the Jumuah prayers have been changed. There will be* two
shifts, at 2 pm* and then again *3 pm*. All the remaining Jumuah prayers
this semester will take place at* University Center 465*. There will be no
Jumuah on campus next Friday (3/22) because of Spring Break.

*III. Islamic Cultural Experience***

This is a co-sponsored event with GSU's Intercultural Relations
Come out and enjoy an afternoon with the MSA and Intercultural Relations as
we explore the rich history of Islam and appreciate and get a better
understanding of the different cultures in the Middle East! The event will
take place on *Thursday 4/11/13 from 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM* with free food,
calligraphy, and henna!

The MSA is currently *seeking out volunteers* for this event as well as
calligraphy artists and Henna artists!! You must be a valid U.S. Citizen
and you will be compensated for your time and efforts! Please email us
immediately at [log in to unmask]


1. MIST at GSU

2. GT last Islamic Awareness month event with Sheikh Omar Suleiman

3. Fiqh of Chillin’: Entertainment & Recreation in Islam

4. AMYP Monthly Meet-up

5. Helping Hand USA 4th Annual Fundraising Dinner

6. Webcasts: THE RISE & CALL OF MUHAMMAD, Prophetic Patience in Mecca:
Resolve without Revenge

*1. MIST Atlanta Regionals 2013 at GSU*

Dates & Location
*Tentative Start Time: 1:00 pm on Friday, April 12, 2013**
Tentative End Time: 6:00 pm on Sunday, April 14, 2013*

*Location: Georgia State University*

 Registration Now Open! Be sure to spread the word :)
Registration Deadline: 11:59pm on March 22, 2013

$65 competitors, $55 guests, coaches free
Registration Deadline: 11:59pm on March 22, 2013
Final Competitors Registration Deadline (with $10 late fee): 11:59pm on
March 29, 2013

Team Ambassadors, please register your team here:

For competitors/coaches, please click here to visit the online registration

To request financial assistance, please submit a scholarship application:

To register as a guest, please click here:

To register as a volunteer, please click here:

 To judge any competitions, apply here:

Your donations help MIST to accomodate more competitors every year. To
donate, please check our donor packages:

The theme for this year is "The Patience of Champions: Rising to a Better
Self." To learn more about the theme, click here:

Rule Book Now Available!
To download your copy, please click here:

Students not competing in Basketball may plan to arrive by (tentatively)
7am on Saturday.

All competition submissions must be turned in by the early submission
deadlines or during orientations on Friday afternoon of MIST weekend.
Please allow time for internet connectivity and/or printer issues as we
will not be accepting any late submissions.

We are currently working on securing a discounted rate at a hotel near the
main venue of MIST. You can plan to pay around $99/night+tax for a 4-person

 On Facebook:

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 *2. MSA at GT: Valuable Virtues with Sheikh Omar Suleiman*

*When: Friday March 29th, 2013 at 6:30pm*

*Where: Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business LeCraw Auditorium*

We turn to historical figures as our role models but often forget to look
upon the men chosen by God. Join us for a talk by Sheikh Omar Suleiman as
we go through the journeys of the Prophets to reflect upon their

Just in case you all aren't familiar with Sheikh Omar Suleiman, watch this:

Don't miss this great opportunity to hear this amazing speaker and to learn
practical ways that we can improve ourselves!

On Facebook:

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 *3. Fiqh of Chillin’: Entertainment & Recreation in Islam*

*When: April 5th, from 7 pm to 10pm, April 6th and 7th from 10 am to 7 pm*

*Where: Georgia Tech, Room G011, 901 Atlantic Drive, Atlanta, GA 30332*

Single Weekend Seminar taught by Shaykh Saad Tasleem

AlMaghrib Institute presents a peculiar seminar combining fun and
spirituality. Say what?

Yup - a seminar for you O’ lifeless bore and for you O’ party fiend:

Fiqh of Chillin’: Fun & Entertainment in Islam
While some are quick to flash their “haraam” card at everything minutely
enjoyable, many others compromise their Islam in the name of fun – whether
unknowingly or otherwise.
Is there a balance?

وَكَذَٰلِكَ جَعَلْنَاكُمْ أُمَّةً وَسَطًا
“And so we have made you a balanced nation”
Surat Baqarah: 143

Not only is there a balance, but we are commanded to find it.

In this seminar, you’ll break through the pandemonium and:
-Reconcile between the need for amusement and need for religiosity
-Debunk the myth that having fun is “haraam”
-Learn how to have “a ball” without compromising spirituality
-Break free from the Hollywood trance – gladly and willingly
-Excel in a society where alcohol is prevalent
-Capitalize on the fruits of Facebook, Twitter & YouTube
-Become a complete Muslim – fun, content and happy

For more information and to register for the course:

On facebook:

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 *4. AMYP Monthly Meet-up*

 *When: Thursday, April 4th, at 7 pm*

*Where: Murry's in Hurry (880 Indian Trail Rd, Lilburn, GA 30047)*

Greetings AMYP-ers!

When: April 4th, 2013 (Thursday) @ 7:00pm
Where: Murry’s in Hurry (Zabihah & Muslim Owned)
880 Indian Trail Rd, Lilburn, GA 30047

This will be our go-to location for the next few Monthly Meet-Ups! We'll
have games where no topic is Taboo; where you can be witty with your Catch
Phrase; or whatever the night’s games may bring – so be ready.

Y’all bring your A-game, empty stomachs, and competitive spirit every first
Thursday of the month at 7:00pm. The meeting is free, and you are only
responsible for what you eat. Please feel free to forward the invitation to
friends and bring them. We look forward to seeing you!

As always, the AMYP social committee is open to suggestions for locales for
future monthly meet ups. Email us at [log in to unmask]

Please visit for more information

On Facebook:

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 *5. Helping Hand 4th Annual Fundraising Dinner*

 *When: Sunday, March 24th, 2013 at 6:00 pm*

*Where: Premier Event Halls*

*3520, Breckenridge Blvd.*

*Duluth, GA 30096*

(Near Exit 104 at I-85N)

Admissions: $20 per person (Dinner Included)

For more information, contact Hafiz Amjad Saeed at [log in to unmask] or
678-469-8319. Volunteers Needed.

On Facebook:

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 *6. Webcasts: THE RISE & CALL OF MUHAMMAD, Prophetic Patience in Mecca:
Resolve without Revenge*

A Global Celebration of The Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)
Webcast Live to Your Living Room. All you need is an internet connection to


Showtime 1 Tuesday, April 2 at 9pm EST
Showtime 2 Friday, April 5 at 10pm EST
Showtime 3 Saturday, April 6 at 6pm EST
Showtime 4 Sunday, April 7 at 2.30pm EST
Showtime 5 Thursday, April 11 at 8pm EST
Showtime 6 Friday, April 12 at 6am EST
Showtime 7 Saturday, April 13 at 3am EST
Showtime 8 Saturday, April 13 at 8pm EST
Showtime 9 Sunday, April 14 at 11.30am EST
Showtime 10 Sunday, April 14 at 7pm EST

All times are in North America - Eastern Standard Time, unless otherwise

Past CelebrateMercy Speakers:

Yusuf Islam (aka Cat Stevens), Shaykh Hamza Yusuf, Sami Yusuf, Mufti Ali
Gomaa, Shaykh Abdallah Adhami, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani, Shaykh Nuh Keller,
Shaykh Yahya Rhodus, Imam Afroz Ali, Imam Sayed Hassan Qazwini, Imam Suhaib
Webb, Imam Tahir Anwar, Imam Zaid Shakir, Dr. Amr Khaled, Dr. Ingrid
Mattson, Dr. Sherman Jackson, Ustadha Zaynab Ansari, Baraka Blue, Maher
Zain, Nader Khan..

How the Webcast Works:

CelebrateMercy is a web-based presentation that takes place on the
internet. The webcast runs for 2.5 hours. Anyone with an internet
connection can access the event without downloading any special software.
Upon registering for the webcast at, you will be emailed
the internet access link at least 24 hours before showtime.

The webcast will be moderated by a live MC on webcam who will present the
4-6 minute videos of the 25 speakers/performers. CelebrateMercy now
collaborates with YouTube to ensure that videos will quickly load for each
viewer; videos will play as quickly as any other YouTube video plays on
your connection.

The webcast is also interactive for the global audience, featuring a chat
room for viewers to type messages to each other. Groups and individuals can
also broadcast their webcam to publicly appear on their webcams between
video presentations (see for past webcam
recordings). Those interested in arranging a group viewing of the webcast
and/or broadcasting their webcam should register at

Please visit for more information.

Be sure to Like us on Facebook and Follow us on Twitter:<>or

The Event On Facebook:

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Visit us at! Be sure to register with the MSA on OrgSync! Only
registered members receive the code to the prayer room located at
University Center room 409.

The MSA at GSU is now on Twitter and YouTube! Follow us on Twitter @GSU_MSA
and we'll follow you back insha'Allah!
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And join our Facebook group at:

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