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Assalamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullah wa Barakatuh Dearest MSA-ers,

We would like to extend a hearty welcome back to all of you. Hope everyone
had a very refreshing break. We have a new and improved *MSA website* for
you this semester, featuring complete and up-to-date MSA info
including *Jumu'ah
locations/times* and halal places to eat, and more. Feel free to check it
out at www.gsumsa.com. A* n**ew code to the prayer room* is now posted on
the welcome page of *OrgSync*. All members are encouraged to register at
www.orgsync.com and find it there.

 In addition, we will be starting our* bi-weekly halaqa* on the *24th of
January* insha-Allah. They will be held at the *Arts & Humanities* Building
*room 320* for brothers and *327* for sisters on *Tuesdays and Thursdays
from 12:15pm to 1pm*. Please join us.

We are *looking for volunteers* for doing the *dawah table, msa outreach,
henna for fundraising before spring break, and reservations liaison*. Please
contact Safia Ansari at [log in to unmask] if you're interested. With
that, we would like to wish a very happy upcoming semester. We exist to
serve the Muslim community at GSU. Please feel free to email us with any
questions/concerns that you may have.

Walaikum Salaam,



1. Helping Hands Winter Drive - Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Egypt, Libya,
Pakistan and Tunisia
 2. MCG Sisters' Conference on January 14th - Volunteers needed
3. National Muslim Basketball Tournament - Coming up on Jan 27 at Houston,
4. Volunteer opportunity in India and Morocco - Application deadline Jan
15th. Reference letters required.


1. Helping hands Winter Drive

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2. MCG Sisters’s conference on Jan 14th – Volunteers needed

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Looking for a couple female volunteers for the MCG, Inc. Sisters'
Conference on January 14 at Dekalb Tech (Ga Piedmont now). Contact Malaja
Owens at 678.665.1009


3. National Muslim Basketball Tournaments (NMBT)

Al-Hamdulillah NMBT has some great news for the upcoming South Regional
Tournament in Houston. Al-Hamdulillah with the guidance and help of Allah
SWT, we are able to decrease the registration fee for the tournament. The
fee for local non-traveling teams will be $325 and the fee for traveling
teams will be $300. Please remember to register your teams and submit your
payments asap to reserve a spot in our tournament. Please visit our website
to register your team: www.nmbt.org. If you have any questions about
registration and payment, please email: [log in to unmask]

As NMBT continues to grow we will be continuously upgrading our tournament
format to meet the needs of our participants.  We will introduce 2
divisions to our regional tournaments, Advanced and Intermediate. The
Advanced Division will be for competitive players of all ages that want to
compete at the highest level of play. The Regional Belt will be awarded to
the winner of the Advanced Division.  The Intermediate Division will be for
High School players and Recreational Adults.  There will be prizes and
awards for the Intermediate Division as well. The top teams from the
Advanced Division will be invited to the Championship Tournament at the end
of the tour, but only the winner of the Intermediate Division will receive
an invite.


4. Volunteer Opportunity in India and Morocco

I wanted to send you a quick note informing you of an opportunity
for Muslims in North America ages 18-30 to volunteer in India or Morocco in
a group this summer with United for Service
.org <http://www.unitedforservice.org/>).   It's an excellent opportunity
to learn about the challenges of working in a developing country, gain
international experience, and expose the youth of our community to an
entirely different way of life.

The cost for each trip is as follows: $1300 for India and $1650 for
Morocco. This includes: accommodations, food, and in country
transportation.  Flights will be the responsibility of the volunteer.  We
don't expect volunteers to pay the full cost out of pocket - fundraising is
a big part of not-for-profit work and we support all of our volunteers
throughout their own fundraising processes.

Applications for the trips are due* January 15, 2012*.  A reference letter
is needed, so don't procrastinate! Applications and more information can be
found on our website at:  www.unitedforservice.org.

Please pass along this message to members of your organization, friends,
and family who might also be interested! If you (or any of your members)
have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me
[log in to unmask]).

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