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*1. **Congratulations* *to the new member of the MSA Board 2014-2015*

*2. Jumu'ah Schedule *

The Spring Semester schedule for Jumu'ah is here! Come join us every Friday
at 2PM for Jumu'ah prayer. Below is the full schedule.



*1)  **Omar Offendum Live in Atlanta April 17 & 18*

*2)  **Palestine Film Festival: Emory and Oglethorpe*

*3)**  Emory MSA Annual Crescent Star 3 v 3 Tournament*

*4)  **Ghazali's Beginning of Guidance Workshop with Ustadha Zainab Ansari*

*5)  **1st Annual Women in Leadership Conference "Empowering Our Women's

*6) *
*AUC MSA's #ForCoveredGirls Fashion Show +'The Souk' Open Mic & Trunk
Show @ Blue Seas Restaurant*

*7) End of the Year Banquet*

*8) Ping Pong Tournament!*

*9) I-PAC Georgia Luncheon*

*10) Unmosqued: The Film | Atlanta Premiere*


*1.Omar Offendum Live in Atlanta April 17 & 18*

extravaganza with the world famous hip-hop artist and peace activist Omar
Offendum. Events will take place April 17 - 18 and will allow you numerous
opportunities to meet Omar.


--------------------------THURSDAY EVENTS------------------------

THURSDAY APRIL 17 from 7:00 - 10:00
Arab Night Concert / Syrianamericana in ATL

Local Atlanta artists and performers will start the night off showcasing
their Middle Eastern talents. The night will end with a concert performance
then a meet and greet with Omar Offendum.

Agnes Scott College
Presser Hall- Gaines Chapel
141 E. College Avenue
Decatur, GA 30030

A parking deck is located next to Presser Hall on South McDonough Street.

Shuttle Pickup is available at 6:00 PM for GSU Students only in front of
Langdale Hal. First come, first serve. Will return around 11:00 PM.

--------------------------FRIDAY EVENTS----------------------------

FRIDAY APRIL 18 from 3:00 - 6:00
A Nation State of Mind, Spoken Word and Q&A

Georgia State University
Troy Moore Library 9th Floor
Langdale Hall


FRIDAY APRIL 18 from 6:30 - 9:00

Ebrik Coffee House
16 Park Place,
Atlanta, GA 30303

*For More Information Contact Anita Husen at [log in to unmask]

Facebook Link:


*2.Palestine Film Festival: Emory and Oglethorpe*


*University Organizations*:
Emory Advocates for Justice in Palestine
Oglethorpe Students for Justice in Palestine

*Atlanta Community Partners*:
Jewish Voice for Peace – Atlanta Chapter
Interfaith Peace-builders - Atlanta Chapter
Georgia Peace and Justice Coalition
Joining Hands for Justice in Israel and Palestine

*April 3 - Israel’s Roadmap to Apartheid - followed by Q&A.*

* 7 pm @ EMORY - White Hall, Room 207. April 4 - Welcome to Hebron -
followed by Q&A. 7 pm @ OGLETHORPE - Lupton Auditorium. April 5 - Voices
Across the Divide -followed by Panel Discussion. 7 pm @ EMORY - White Hall,
Room 207. *
- Dr. Omar Lattouf – Professor of Surgery/Cardiothoracic, Emory University
- Rev. Dr. Fahed AbuAkel – Retired Presbyterian Minister
- Rev. Fr. George Makhlouf – St. Elias Antiochian Orthodox Church
- Aysha Abdullatif – Director, Business Development at Vitamin T

*April 17 - Tears of Gaza - followed by Q&A. - Outdoor Screening*

* 7:30 pm @ OGLETHORPE - Follow signs at Lupton Auditorium. April 18 -
Where Should the Birds Fly? - followed by Q&A. 7 pm @ EMORY - White Hall,
Room 207. April 19 - Israel’s Roadmap to Apartheid - followed by Q&A. 7 pm
@ OGLETHORPE - Lupton Auditorium*.

*Emory University: 201 Dowman Dr, Atlanta.*
* Oglethorpe University: 4484 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta*

*About the Films*:
VOICES ACROSS THE DIVIDE (2013. 57 min. Director: Alice Rothchild), winner
of the Audience Choice award at the 2013 Boston Palestine Film Festival,
explores the Israeli/Palestinian conflict through rarely heard personal
stories. Narrated by Alice Rothchild, an American Jew raised on the
tragedies of the Holocaust and the dream of a Jewish homeland in Israel,
the film follows her personal journey as she begins to understand the
Palestinian narrative, while exploring the Palestinian experience of loss,
occupation, statelessness, and immigration to the US. The documentary is
both a personal journey to understand the Palestinian narrative as well as
the implications and contradictions of deeply held cultural beliefs in the
Jewish community. Web:

WHERE SHOULD THE BIRDS FLY (2013. 58 min. Director: Fida Qishta) is the
first film about Gaza made by Palestinians living the reality of Israel’s
siege and blockade of this tiny enclave. It is the story of two young
women, survivors of Israel’s Operation Cast Lead. Mona Samouni, now 12
years old and the filmmaker, Fida Qishta, now 27, represent the spirit and
future of Palestinians. It reveals the strength and hope, the humanity and
humor that flourishes among the people of Gaza. Few films document so
powerfully and personally the impact of modern warfare and sanctions on a
civilian population. This is the first feature-length documentary film made
by a woman in Gaza. Web:

ROADMAP TO APARTHEID (2012. 95 min. Directors: Ana Nogueira and Eron
Davidson) is co-directed by a South African and an Israeli who draw upon
their first-hand knowledge to break down the rhetorical analogy between
South African apartheid and Israel’s domination of Palestine into a
fact-based comparison. There are many lessons to draw from the South
African experience and this film is as much a historical document of the
rise and fall of apartheid, as it is a film about why many Palestinians
feel they are living in an apartheid system today, and why a
rapidly-increasing number of people around the world agree with them.

TEARS OF GAZA (2010. 90 min. Director: Vibeke Løkkeberg), winner of
numerous awards, is a disturbing, powerful and emotionally devastating
documentary on the 2008 to 2009 bombing of Gaza by the Israeli military.
Photographed by several Palestinian cameramen both during and after the
offensive, this film focuses on the impact of the attacks on the civilian
population. The film makes no overriding speeches or analyses and demands
that we examine the costs of war on a civilian populace. Web:

WELCOME TO HEBRON (2007. 55 min. Director: Terje Carlsson) is an intimate
portrait of a teenager in Hebron and the chaos that surrounds her.
Seventeen-year-old Leila Sarsour is a strong, intelligent and outspoken
young woman who studies at the Al-Qurtuba [Cordoba] School, a Palestinian
high school for girls in the West Bank city of Hebron (Al-Khalil in
Arabic). The school is surrounded by Israeli military installations and
settlements populated by right-wing Jewish religious fundamentalists. The
film depicts everyday life for Palestinians attempting to lead normal lives
in this volatile city surrounded by checkpoints and barbed wired. Web:

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3. Emory MSA Annual Crescent Star 3 v 3 Tournament

Salaams! This Friday, join us in the WoodPEC for our annual tournament.
Teams can sign up at the google doc below:

*When*: Friday April, 18th 2014

*Where*: Emory Woodruff Gym

*Time*: 3:00-6:30pm

Facebook Link:


*4.* Ghazali's Beginning of Guidance Workshop with Ustadha Zainab Ansari

*Class*: Madina Institute Workshop: Imam Ghazali's Beginning of Guidance
*When*: Saturday & Sunday, April 19th & 20th from 10am - 2pm
*Where*: Madina Institute Masjid @ 3580 Sweetwater Rd, Duluth, GA 30096
*Instructor*: Ustadha Zaynab Ansari

*Course Blurb*: Seeking knowledge is a responsibility of every mukallaf
individual. Allah Most High says, 'Say: Are those equal, those who know and
those who do not know?" The Prophet, Allah bless him and give him peace,
said, "Whomever Allah wishes well for, He gives him understanding of the

The ocean of sacred knowledge is vast and deep. However, before one
attempts to navigate these life-sustaining waters, one must possess the
necessary tools. The Beginning of Guidance, written by Imam Abu Hamid
al-Ghazali, is that compass. Intended as a manual for students of knowledge
just setting out on their journey, The Beginning of Guidance contains key
lessons, exhortations, and points of etiquette, or adab, for those seeking
to fulfill the duty of every Muslim.

Although the emphasis of this work is to begin at the beginning, this text
has something for all seekers, no matter their level. Over a two-day
period, Zaynab Ansari will conduct a workshop based on this enduring
classic, covering the three sections of obedience, avoiding disobedience,
and the manners of being with Allah Ta'ala and people.

Instructor Bio: Zaynab Ansari Abdul-Razacq is a native Southerner with
Northern roots. She spent several years studying the core Islamic sciences,
including Arabic, jurisprudence, Qur’anic recitation & commentary, Hadith,
and Prophetic biography in Damascus, Syria at Abu Nour Masjid’s college
preparatory program. Upon her return to the United States, she continued
her Islamic studies privately with Shaykh Khalil Abdur-Rashid, Imam of New
York’s Iqra Masjid, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani, educational director of
SeekersGuidance, Shaykh Jamal Ud-Deen Hysaw, and Dr. Fareeha Khan,
Assistant Professor of Religion & Anthropology at Willamette University.

From 2004 to 2009, she volunteered, answered questions, and taught for
SunniPath Academy. She currently answers questions for SeekersGuidance
Answers Blog, writes for Azizah Magazine’s Deen Department, and volunteers
with the Islamic Speakers Bureau of Atlanta. She did her undergraduate work
in History and Middle Eastern Studies and is currently completing her
master’s degree in World History at Georgia State University. She is
married and has three children.

*Registration*: $30; Team Package: $25/registrant for groups of 5 or more;
Includes Brunch. To register, please visit

Facebook Link:


*5. 1st Annual Women in Leadership Conference "Empowering Our Women's Growth"*

 Presented by U-BEYOND in collaboration with OPEN Atlanta and hosted by The
Women of AT&T

Conference will include:

Surprise Keynote Speaker

Breakout Workshop Sessions: Your Personal Brand, Leveraging Social Media
For Personal and Business Success Panel

Discussion: "How Men and Women Can Partner to Advance Women Success"

General Admission: $20 ; Student: $10 ; Price at the door $25
Ticket price will include all meals, conference material, parking, and
access to all events.

This is an exciting event that is promising to be very valuable for our
community and will include many fun activities.

For questions or additional information, feel free to contact us on our
email or visit our website/facebook page:
- Email: [log in to unmask]

Facebook Link:


AUC MSA's #ForCoveredGirls Fashion Show +'The Souk' Open Mic & Trunk
Show @ Blue Seas Restaurant

*When: *Saturday April 19th 2014

*Where:* Morehouse College: 830 Westview dr.
Atlanta, GA 30314

*Time: *6:00pm

You are cordially invited to the Atlanta University Center MSA's
#ForCoveredGirls Fashion Show to be held on Saturday, April 19th at 6 PM.
Following the event there will be a Artist Showcase & Trunk show at Blue
Seas Restaurant . The show will be a display of Muslim Fashion & Art! You
don't wan't to miss this special event!

*Admission*: Fashion show is ladies only, however the artist showcase at
Blue Seas Restaurant is open to ALL. Tickets can be purchased at :

*Time*: Doors open to the fashion show at 6 PM. The Artist showcase at Blue
Seas Restaurant will take place directly after the fashion show.

*Dress Code*: Come dressed to impress!

*Location*: Morehouse College: 830 Westview dr.
Atlanta, GA 30314

*Blue Seas Restaurant*: 880 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Atlanta, GA 30314

*Parking*: FREE anywhere on the Morehouse College campus. Parking is
available in the parking lot across from Blue Seas restaurant.

Vending & Sponsorship opportunities for your local business,organization or
event are available please e-mail [log in to unmask] with an inquiry.

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*7. End of the Year Banquet*

*When*: April 21st 2014

*Where*: UGA

*Time*: 6:30-9:30pm

The Muslim Student Association at UGA would like to extend an invitation to
you to attend our very last event this semester, the end of year formal

This event will take place in Tate reception hall (in the bottom floor,
across from the CSO office), at 6:30 !
Dress in your finest formal attire and come join us for a delicious dinner,
games, and most importantly, the long awaited BOARD ELECTIONS! please be on
time as we have a lot of things planned.

The event is free and open for everyone, but in order to vote, you must be
a paid member! If you are not sure you are a paid member, we will have the
list and we can check for you.

See you all then inshaAllah

Facebook Link:


*8.**Ping Pong Tournament*

 *When: *April 26th 2014

*Where:* RCM

*Time:* 10am-6pm

Join us for our first ever annual table tennis tournament! We will have
separate age divisions, doubles and singles play and separate timings for
the sisters and brothers tournaments.

*Prices are $7 per person to be paid in cash on location*

*Brothers: 10 am-1 pm
*Sisters: 3pm-6pm

Prizes will be awarded to the 1st and 2nd place winners of Singles games
for each age group.

Register with the link below!

Facebook Link:


*9.* *I-PAC Georgia Luncheon*

 *When:** April 26th 2014*

 *Where:** Ashiana Restaurant 5675 Jimmy Carter Blvd, Norcross, Georgia

 *Time:** 11:30-2:30pm *

 In light of our extremely successful event honoring and supporting Georgia
Attorney General Sam Olens, we would like to invite you once again to
lunch. We would like to take this opportunity to introduce ourselves and
and share our vision and mission with you. What will it take to move our
community forward will be the question posed and we would love to get your
feedback and response.
The cost of the event is $15.00 and includes a delicious 4 course meal.

For further information please feel free to contact either Nusaiba Mubarak
at 678-956-9002 or Amjad Taufique 678-596-0724 and visit our website at

Facebook Link:


*10. Unmosqued: The Film | Atlanta Premiere*

Join us for the Atlanta Premiere of Unmosqued.

 Unmosqued <> is a
documentary film which aims to engage a group of people who have been
disconnected from their local mosques and explore the various reasons that
have led to this sentiment. The film features interviews with Nouman Ali
Khan, Imam Suhaib Webb, Imam Khalid Latif and many others

 The screening will be followed by a thought-provoking discussion and Q&A
with the Producer of Unmosqued, Atif Mahmud, and our resident Imam at
Madina Institute USA, Muhammad Mendes.

*Event details**:*


Georgia Tech Student Center - Theater
350 Ferst Drive, Atlanta GA 30332


April 26th, 6pm (doors open at 5:30pm)

$15 Online @

$20 at the door

For more information about the film, including a theatrical trailer, please

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