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Tue, 15 Nov 2011 18:19:53 -0500
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Assalamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullah wa Barakatuh Everyone,

The Eid Celebrations event on campus is tomorrow, *17th November, Thursday* at
*Urban Life Lobby*, from *5-7pm*.

Hope to see you all there.

The *foot washing basins* in the restrooms on the *4th floor of the
University Center* have been *completed*.  Please spread the word.

Last but not least, due to the end of daylight savings, the times of Jummah
have changed. *Jummah will be at 1pm and 2pm Fridays *from now on

Walaikum Salaam.


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1. America’s Islamic Heritage Museum in Washington D.C
2. Jewish Muslim Dialogue Event - Cousins of Faith on Nov 20th
3. Food Drive at Masjid Al-Hedaya
4. Basement Apartment available for rent
5. Scholarships at Center for Global Understanding
6.  Council of InterFaith Concerns (CIFC) meeting
7.  Coat Drive at Al-Farooq Masjid

1. America’s Islamic Heritage Museum in Washington D.C

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Washington Post Article

If you would like to support the museum noble effort you can donate on line
at by using paypal or mail in your donation to
CSAM at 2315 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave SE Washington, DC 20020.


2. Jewish Muslim Dialogue Event

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3. Food Drive at Masjid Al-Hedaya

Assalamu Alaikum Brothers and Sisters,

We are holding a food drive to help support the Thanksgiving Dinner Program
of the CFR ( Center for Family Resources). This is an excellent chance to
make a difference in the lives of many families as well as make a
significant impact on our community. We encourage you to join this effort
to help our less fortunate neighbors. The food we collect will help the CFR
supply food for over 1400 families in our community.

Here are ways you can help:

1. Food items: Boxes are located in the Masjid Dressing Mix/Gravy,
Cranberry Sauce, Canned/Instant Potatoes (sweet/white), Canned Green
Vegetables, Canned Yellow Vegetables, Non-Refrigerated Pie Shell and
Pumpkin Pie Mix, Dried/Canned Milk, Roasting Pan, Dried Beans, Peanut
Butter, Canned Tuna, Rice/Pasta/Cereal, Soup, Canned fruit, Bread/Rolls

2. Volunteer:
Wednesday, November 16, from 9:30am to 1:30pm.
To unload food as is delivered, sort food into categories, pack food boxes.
On behalf of the Masjid Al-Hedaya and CFR, we thank you for your
participation in this food drive.

For further information, please contact:

Sr. Eeman: 770. 639. 2656
Sr. Nasreen: 770. 919. 1380

For more info on the CFR:

Jazak Allah Khair
Islamic Center of Marietta (Masjid Al-Hedaya)


4. Basement apartment available for rent.

I have a basement apartment for rent : There are two bedrooms that include
their own shower, toilet and face bowl.  Each room also has a closet that
is large enough to hang clothes and store other belongings.  There is a
 commons area in the basement that will be shared with another sister; it
includes a stove, refrigerator and cabinet for storage.  Likewise, there is
a sitting area with a sofa and love-seat for viewing television and etc.
We are asking $400. monthly which includes all utilities, plus cable and
Internet capability.  For more information, please contact me:  If  there
is a  single sister with children interested in both rooms,  please have
her contact me, we may be able to work something out that is comparable to
her budget!

Lynice Muhammad


5. Scholarships at Center for Global Understanding (CFGU)

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*"Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other."   *

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                                - President John F. Kennedy*

*In This Issue*

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*Summer 2011 Interns*



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*Dear MSA Members,*

The Center for Global Understanding (CFGU) mission is to provide a platform
to cultivate the next generation of American leaders through internships in
Washington D.C. and continued training and education on leadership

*Announcing 25 Scholarships for Summer 2012  *

The Center for Global Understanding (CFGU) is a non-profit civic and
educational organization designed to bring people together. One of our main
goals is to help cultivate future Muslim American leaders through our
Washington D.C. Internship program. 25 scholarships are available to
qualified students for the summer of 2012. Student must complete their
application by NOVEMBER 30, 2011 to be eligible for the CFGU
scholarships.  APPLY

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*One on One with a DC Intern:*

*An interview with Fatimeh Shamseddine *

**By Ghatul Qayum, CFGU Intern, Summer 2011*

Fatimeh Shamseddine, half Lebanese and half Sierra Leonean, was born in the
small African Country of Sierra Leone. She moved to the great state of
Florida at six years old after a very dangerous Civil War broke out. She
speaks three languages: Arabic, Creole, and English. She has a Bachelor's
degree in Criminology and Communications from the University of South

A fellow intern, Ghatul Qayum had a chance to sit down with Fatimeh with a
one-on-one interview. She discusses the importance of interning in
Washington D.C and why it is important to intern with The Center of Global

*Ghatul:* *Fatimeh, Why is it so vital to intern while in college?*

*Fatimeh:* Well, Internships are more increasingly becoming a vital
component to success in both the academic and professional environments.
Many employers require candidates to have gained hands on work experience
through internships. As graduate admissions become more competitive, their
ideal candidates are those who have had exposure to the practical world and
students most commonly gain this exposure through interning. Not only do
internships enhance the attractiveness of your resume, but it is an
excellent opportunity to test drive your major and interests. You are able
to maximize your potential through interning and build new skill sets that
will help you thrive in your career.

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*A Unique Type of Scholarship***

*by Hina Samnani, CFGU Intern, Summer 2011 ***

If you're a regular at your neighborhood masjid or have a racially
ambiguous background or just want to engage with other students from a
diverse upbringing, the Center for Global Understanding (CFGU) is looking
for you! CFGU is offering 25 scholarships for this year's summer class of

Students in undergraduate or graduate institutions who are seeking a
stimulating experience in Washington D.C. are encouraged to apply for one
of these competitive scholarships. Prospective students can be anywhere
from political science majors to business majors to even fine arts majors,
as long as they possess a strong desire to "bridge the gap between
different cultures and religions." Because that's what CFGU is all about-as
this California-based nonprofit organization asserts in its mission
statement, CFGU is looking for students to cultivate the next generation of
American leaders and "bring people together."

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6.  Council of InterFaith Concerns (CIFC) meeting

The Next CIFC meeting will be Wednesday, November 30, 2011 starting 1pm in
UC 402. We will try to end by 1:45pm. Please be there if you can. Thank

The agenda will be :

1) Should we have Lunch n Learn on Wednesdays in 2011 since Tuesdays are
meeting days for many groups? Will you / your groups attend?

2) Should we help Street Grace/ the Obama Interfaith initiative with "Sex
and Free Lunch" lunch n learns in 2011?

on a Wednesday and a Tuesday?

3) Ecumenical Ash Wednesday for February 22, 2012

4) Partnership with CRU for Valentine's Day?


7.  Coat Drive at Al-Farooq Masjid

Coat Drive- Sis. Amina Darden, of the Friday New Muslim Sisters of AFM
group, will be setting up a coat drive for this Friday and the next. This
is an initiative towards a homeless program here in Atlanta called Giving
Back to Humanity. Please donate coats for women, men, and children. Coats
should be in good condition and clean. A set up table will be placed in the
AFM's courtyard this Friday (Nov 18) and the next (Nov 25). Please do pass
the word out to family and friends and be a part of the effort! May Allah
(SWT) accept our efforts, Ameen!

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