Asalaamu'alaikum Dear MSA Community! Ramadan Mubarak and welcome back to GSU!

Please visit for Housing Listings. There are currently many Muslim brothers and sisters looking for roommates and for places to live for the Fall semester!
The Code to the Prayer Room will change on August 22, 2011. All registered members of MSA on will recieve the code via email, even if they have not paid their dues. The new code is also posted on the Welcome Page of the MSA on
Jummuah will take place every Friday at 2:00 & 3:00pm starting Friday, August 26. For locations, please click here. Unfortunately, we will not be offering Taraweeh on campus. We are also looking for a Brother to coordinate Jummuah for Fall 2011-Spring 2012. If you are interested, please email us at [log in to unmask] and Khalil Shakir at [log in to unmask].
Halaqah will be starting in September on Tuesday and Thursdays from 12:00-1:00pm in the Arts & Humanities Building. More information to be announced.
Foot sinks will NOT be ready for the first day of classes due to complications in constuction by the University. They expect constuction to be done and the foot sinks ready to use in September insha'Allah.
The school has said they will provide Halal Chicken in the Piedmont North and Freshmen (160 Edgewood Ave) Dining Halls. These dining halls are available to everyone on campus; they are all-you-can-eat for one flat price upon entry. The halal chicken is not hand slaughtered; we are currently working on obtaining more information about their methods and standards of slaughter and will make this information available for all Muslims at GSU via the mailing list and orgsync. This way, students can make decisions on their own about whether or not to eat the halal chicken in these dining halls. This is the process of the school and we encourage Muslims at GSU to ask questions and do with this information as you please. Comments, questions, and concerns can be directed to Abdurrahman Darvesh at [log in to unmask].
Iftars will take place in the Panther Plaza Dining Area (cafeteria on the 3rd floor of University Center, across from the bookstore). FREE of charge to you! Please join us starting Aug 22 until the end of Ramadan. We will break the fast with dates and water in the Prayer Room, then eat one floor down. If you or someone you know can sponsor an iftar, please email Safia Ansari at [log in to unmask].
On Monday, August 29 we will be having iftar with ALL the MSA's in GA at Emory University. We will be carpooling students from the Prayer Room to Emory at exactly 7:00pm. See facebook for more details.
Eid Salah will take place at GSU with our neighbors at Masjid Jami on Tuesday August 30, 2011. There will be two shifts that work with the T/R schedules. Please keep an eye out for additonal information via the mailing list about the timings and location insha'Allah.
Also, if you haven't done so already, please join our Facebook Group so you may get updates about our upcoming events:

Al-Maghrib presents: Shahadah, Fiqh of Da'wah with Shaykh Kamal El-Mekki
This wonderful seminar introduces you to the best methodology of Da’wah, the character of Daa’iyah, etiquettes of dialogue and debate, interfaith programs, da’wah techniques, history of modern da’wah movements, and much more. It is truly an opportunity you don’t want to miss!All the information you need to learn more and register is on this page:
September 16th: 7pm-10pm (FREE FRIDAY)
September 17-18 & 24-25: 10am-7pm
Molecular Sciences Building Georgia Tech Room G011
901 Atlantic Drive Atlanta, GA

Al-Farooq Masjid on '442 14th Street NW' is a 10 minute drive from GSU and serves free Iftar everyday during the month of Ramadan. The Masjid is looking for volunteers to help setup and serve these Iftars. Insha'Allah, volunteers will be rewarded immensely by Allah(swt) for helping feed the people who are fasting during this blessed month. If you are interested, please email [log in to unmask].
Salah In Focus: The Historical Significance of Prayer in Islam
Roswell Community Masjid: 1255 Grimes Bridge Road, Roswell, GA 30075
October 7th, 2011 / After Maghrib
Shaykh Abdul Nasir Jangda
Contact Us: [log in to unmask] / (931)622-9269
New student organization on campus:
ONE is a grassroots advocacy and campaigning organization that fights extreme poverty and preventable disease, particularly in Africa, by raising public awareness and pressuring political leaders to support smart and effective policies and programs that are saving lives, helping to put kids in school and improving futures. Cofounded by Bono and other campaigners, ONE is nonpartisan and works closely with African activists and policy makers. See and contact Anisa Palmer ([log in to unmask]).
The first muslim comic book " BURAAQ"
The mission of "BURAAQ" is to counter bias and negativity surrounding Islam by using the popular medium of comicbooks. BURAAQ is shown as a practicing Muslim conveying the message of understanding through his adventures
I and my brother, Kamil Imtiaz, founded SplitMoonArts in January of this year to launch this initiative. Alhamdolilah, 2  free digital issues of "BURAAQ" have already been released online on the company's website.  The 1st one was released on Jan 14rth, and the latest issue on June 21st. We already have a following of 866 fans on facebook which is growing daily. The 3rd issue is in the works and will be released in September, 2011, inshaAllah. This will be a quarterly magazine (4rth issue by end of the year, inshaAllah). Our website:
Announcing the launch of -- your community-powered Jummah/Friday prayer location finder!
Simply specify your current address - wherever you are, and will locate the closest Jummah/Friday prayer spots to you - including places that you may have not known about; like the United States Capitol and the Pentagon.

But in order for to find ALL the spots nearest to you, we need your help...
Please go to and enter where YOU go for Friday prayer along with it's time and location (it takes 1 minute!) - and spread the word to your respective listservs, friends, and family.  All of the friday prayer spots we index are supplied directly by user participation.  With international participation, we can build a comprehensive database of Friday prayer locations internationally!

For more information, feel free to submit any feedback on our website!
Thank you,
The Jummah Connect team
If any of you have written papers on your own experiences as Muslims in the United States or if you have written about Islam and popular culture, and would feel comfortable sharing your ideas, would you please contact Anne Richards at <[log in to unmask]>?  Iraj Omidvar (my husband) and I are about to submit a collection of articles on Islam in America, with a popular culture/lifestyle (as opposed to religious) emphasis and could use an article or two more.  I'm happy to talk to you about this possibility, so please just email me if you have any questions. 

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