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Assalamu Alaikum MSA-ers!



The GSU MSA would like to wish you all a very blessed Ramadan! Please take advantage of every moment you have during Ramadan as your rewards are being multiplied in this holy month. Happy fasting!

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II) T-Shirt Design Contest

Calling all artists, graphic designers, and/or anyone who is interested in submitting a design for the GSU MSA t-shirt! The winning design will be seen on the MSA t-shirts for the upcoming school year! Here are the rules:

1. It must be a front and back design.
2. It must have THREE colors in the design. 
3. The overall design must be void of any vulgar language or image including but not limited to:
           a. Derogatory or violent images or words geared toward an individual or a group of people.
           b. Sexually and violently explicit language or images that might be offensive to the Muslim community.
4. It is preferred, but not mandatory, that the design includes a religious phrase, hadith, or a catch phrase that encompasses the MSA community. 
           a. The design must NOT have the name of the Prophet (SAW) or Allah (SWT). 
5. The design must have some variation of the name of the organization such as, “GSU MSA” or “Georgia State University Muslim Students Association” or “MSA at Georgia State University”. 
           a. Although not required, the GSU MSA logo can be used but not the school logo
6. The design must be submitted in the following
7. The design must be submitted to the GSU MSA email [log in to unmask] no later than 11:59PM, July 15th.

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I) AMYP Friday Iftars

II) Food Drive for Syria

III) The Quran: A book of today or a book of the past?

IV) Syria Fundraising Dinner

V) Youth Ramadan in Atlanta: Saturday Night Lights


I) AMYP Friday Iftars

The Atlanta Muslim Young Professionals (AMYP) is hosting dutch-style Iftars at local restaurants for the first three Fridays in Ramadan. These Iftars are a great opportunity for you to meet new people and enjoy this blessed month with the Muslims in Atlanta.

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II) Food Drive for Syria

Helping Hand USA is sponsoring a Ramadan Food Drive for Syria. The items needed are nonperishable food and hygiene items only. Item collection starts on Friday, July 12th through Sunday, July 14th from 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM. 

The drop-off location is at Hamzah Masjid: 665 Tidwell Road, Alpharetta, GA 30004. 

For more information, contact Br. Hafiz Amjad Saeed at 
678-469-8319, Br. Sa’id Abedi at 770-882-5017, or Br. Nihad at 404-319-9890.


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III) The Quran: A book of today or a book of the past?

People say that times have changed. They say that this is the 21st century. Things should to be different now – different from the past. Today’s world seems to be very different from what we read about regarding the past. Our societies have evolved, our customs have evolved, our knowledge has evolved, and so many other things have become, it seems, so radically different.

And then, there is the Holy Quran! A book revealed 1400 years ago. It is very much an old book, from olden times. Muslims believe that it is a guidance for mankind till the end of this world. But is it really a book of the past, written by the people of the past, for the people of the past? Or is it still relevant to us?

Muslims have always maintained that this book is an inimitable miracle revealed by none other than the Creator of the universe. But what is the basis of this belief? How exactly do Muslims substantiate this claim?

This lecture hopes to enlighten upon how the Quran was a miracle yesterday, how it is a miracle today and how it is going to remain a miracle forever. It hopes to enable them to begin to realize – for full realization takes a lifetime – how apt and relevant this Book is as a source of guidance in every aspect of life. It hopes to strengthen the faith of the believers in this Glorious Book and enable them to respond to basic queries and doubts people might have about its applicability and timelessness.

Where: Masjid Omar

               955 Harbins Rd NW, 

               Lilburn, Georgia 30047

When: Saturday, July 13, 2013

              After Taraweeh Prayer

We look forward to seeing you come out and benefit from this blessed gathering!


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IV) Syria Fundraising Dinner

The Syrian People need your help! Two years and counting, the suffering continues. Be a positive change; join us with your family and friends.

Where: Premier Event Halls

               3520 Breckinridge Blvd, 

               Duluth, Georgia 30096

When: Saturday, July 20th, 2013 at 6:30 PM

Contact: Hafiz Amjad Saeed 678-469-8319

                  Sa’id Abedi 770-882-5017

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V) Youth Ramadan in Atlanta: Saturday Night Lights


We are proud to announce a collaboration among masjids in the Atlanta area to put on quality youth programming during Ramadan. Each Saturday night in Ramadan will feature an all-night youth event at a different masjid. Each masjid will display it's unique local flair of speakers, programming, and food. 

7/13: Masjid Hamzah (Alpharetta)
7/20: Masjid Al-Hedaya (Marietta)
7/27: Suwanee Musalla (Suwanee)
8/3: Masjid Al-Farooq (Atlanta)

Join us these nights for lectures, sports, qiyaam, remembering Allah, and of course, scrumptious suhoor breakfasts of pancakes, biscuits, hash browns, and turkey bacon. 

Bring your sleeping bag! Exclusive to youth aged 15-22. Programs will run from Saturday nights after taraweeh until Sunday at noon.

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