Asalaamualaikum MSA-ers,


On behalf of MSA here at GSU, I would like to welcome everyone back to school for the spring semester! Insha’Allah, I hope everyone had a chance to enjoy the holiday season with loved ones. This season marks the last semester for the current MSA administration. Before we end the academic year however, we have many exciting events and programs planned for you all in the upcoming months! We hope that you will take the time out of your busy lives and join us as we host these events. Our goal as the MSA at GSU is to meet the needs and concerns of our community. Please reach out to me or any of my board members with any suggestions, questions, or concerns that you may have regarding the MSA.

I hope everyone has an incredible semester. May this one be your best yet, Insha ’Allah. Please keep your MSA brothers and sisters in your duas as we start a new year!



Hira Mashkoor



1. 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.

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2. Weekly Halaqahs

Welcome back to GSU everybody! We hope your Spring Semester is going well Alhamdullilah, and that it shall be successful insha'Allah. That being said, our Halaqahs will be starting back up again Tuesday, February 4th from 12 -1 PM. It will be taking place every Tuesday this semester in the interfaith room University Center 402 so try and be there!!!

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3. Da’wah Table

Come Learn about Islam. Free Qur’ans and informational brochures. At the library plaza every Monday and Thursday from 12-1 PM.

Hold a door; lend a hand, Say Good Morning. Smile! –dawahtip

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4. Interfaith Event: Children of Abraham (Wesley Foundation)

We kick off the new year with a brand new interfaith event with the Methodist Wesley Foundation in a Meet & Greet Session!

This fantastic event series serves to better our relations with other college students who share different faiths and what better way to do that other than over plates and plates of glorious food! 

This particular event will take place in GSU's University Center in Room 470 on Tuesday, January 28th (meaning we will push back our Halaqah sessions by a week!) from 12 PM - 2 PM. Snacks will be served and registered MSA members will receive free entry whereas non-registered MSA members for the semester are asked to please pay their $10 dues that go towards the cost of our MSA Prayer Room (located in the University Center in Room 409). 

Bring all of your friends and we certainly hope you enjoy!

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1)     An Evening with the National Arab Orchestra

2)     Community Youth Center/ Gym Fundraiser

3)     AMYP Monthly Meet-Up/ Giving Back to Humanity Donations

4)     AMYP Giving Back to Humanity Volunteers 

5)     Story Night with Ustadh Nouman Ali Khan



1. An Evening with the National Arab Orchestra

Join us for the debut of the National Arab Orchestra as they Build Bridges Through Music.


When: Friday January 24th, 2014

Where: Woodruff Arts Center 1280 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30309

Time: 7:30pm-9pm

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2. Community Youth / Gym Fundraiser

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When: Saturday, February 1st 2014

Where: Crowne Plaza Hotel Atlanta Perimeter At Ravinia

4355 Ashford Dunwoody Rd NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30346


Time: 6-9PM



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3. AMYP Monthly Meet-Up/ Giving Back to Humanity Donations

Greetings AMYP-ers! Join us for AMYP's Monthly social at our new 2014 location!

Atlanta Muslim Young Professionals
' Community Outreach & Social Committees are partnering to make 2014 MMUs the best ones yet! We will be collecting donations for Giving Back to Humanity at the February MMU for the Giving Back to Humanity Volunteer Event. Please bring warm clothes, blankets, sweaters, etc and we will take them to GbtH on Feb 9th.


When:  February 6th, 2013 (1st Thursday of the month) @ 7:00pm

Where: Samad Mediterranean Grill & Market (Zabihah & Muslim Owned)

                 8898 Roswell Rd, Sandy Springs GA 30350

                 Located in the North River Shopping Center

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Y’all bring your A-game, empty stomachs, and competitive spirit every first Thursday of the month at7:00pm. We've got taboo, poker, uno, catchphrase, headbands, and more games to connect with other AMYP members with fun.


The meeting is free, and you are only responsible for what you eat. Please feel free to forward the invitation to friends and bring them. We look forward to seeing you!


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4. Giving Back to Humanity Volunteer Event

Salaam AMYP! We are excited to kick off out first Community Outreach Committee event of 2014 while supporting an awesome Organization -Giving Back to Humanity. Giving Back to Humanity seeks to improve the standard of living and promote self - sufficiency for the less fortunate by providing food, clothing, shelter, educational programs, job training, family planning, and counseling services. By providing these services, we will give confidence, encouragement, and support to those who need it most. 

We are looking for at least 15 volunteers to come support this great cause! The event will start at 10am and we will have a quick AMYP meeting and learn about the cause and discuss what we want to get out volunteering with COC this year! 

We will help set up and sort clothes, then help with Food Distribution, and clean up! We should wrap up around 2pm.  We really look forward to seeing you there and letting the community know how much AMYP cares! 

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5. Story Night with Ustadh Nouman Ali Khan


Ustadh Nouman Ali Khan, the instructor for Story Night, describes the course as follows

"Qur’an has remarkable beauty from countless perspectives; one that has always captured my curiosity is the incredible style of Divine story telling. Allah chose to tell parts of Ibrahim’s (AS) account in one surah, parts in another and parts, in yet another. Why did He do that? An attempt to answer this question is what Story Night is all about. I hope to share one of my favorite examples of Qur’anic story telling.


One last thing; if teaching material passes two tests; I consider it worth traveling the country with it. Firstly, am I personally mesmerized by the lessons and secondly, did my children find it engaging enough to want me to continue night after night. Story night passes these two tests so I hope you enjoy it as much as I & the kids have.”




SCHEDULE: Friday, Feb 14th, 2014, 7 PM - 10 PM

LOCATION: Al-Farooq Masjid, 442 14th Street Nw, Atlanta, GA



Ustadh Nouman Ali Khan will also be delivering Jumaah khutbah on Fri, Feb 14th. Location TBD


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MIST Atlanta 2014 will be on March 7-9, 2014, and held at Agnes Scott College in Decatur, GA. 

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REGISTRATION HAS ALREADY STARTED, so get your teams together! The registration deadline is February 7, 2014.

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