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 Halaqah

Assalamualaikum MSA, we are pleased to inform you of a 3 day halaqah series we will be having on the dates

2/25/14,  3/4/14,  3/11/14  in the MSA room (409 University Center) from 12pm to 1pm.) The series will be titled Signs of the Final Hour. Its an open invite to anyone and everyone who would like to attend. Below is a little summary and Insha’Allah the guest speakers will be Sheikh Faizan Wahid and Sheikh Samir Wahid. 

Between the death of the blessed Prophet (PeaceBeUponHim) to the rising of the sun from the west, many Signs have appeared in our modern society that are warning us against the coming of Dajjal and the evils that have been released by our sins and the deterioration in our relationship with Allah. Some Signs appeared immediately after the death of the blessed Prophet and were drastic but short; others are subtle and have weaved their way into the fabric of our spirit and our society. They have become the norms of modern life but have deftly changed how we see and perceive, and how we lead our lifestyles. The blessed Prophet (PeaceBeUponHim) predicted, “A time will come when the faith will become like a stranger.” He also talked about the discovery of oil, a boom in the number of reciters of Qur'an, the targeting of scholars and much, much more. It is compulsory upon every believer who wants to know about a changing world devastated by economic, spiritual, and social downfall to learn what the future holds for them and how to save their faith in these trying times before the coming of the Final Hour.

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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.

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



1)  Cash For Gold Fundraiser     

2)  AMYP's Monthly Meet-Up

3)  Fast-a-thon: Bridging the Gap for Humanity

4)  Common Grounds: Coffee + Convert-sations

5)  The Big Red Ball

6)  Mental Health Workshop: Depression & Anxiety in the Muslim Community

7)  MIST 2014


1) Cash For Gold Fundraiser 

Get Cash while supporting a great cause!

We'll give you cash in hand in exchange for your old jewelry including: Gold, Silver, Diamonds, Platinum, etc.

Proceeds benefit the Risala Gardens Community Project 

Sunday, March 2nd 11:00am-2:00pm

Location: Deen Media Center 

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2) AMYP's Monthly Meet-Up

Atlanta Muslim Young Professionals' Community Outreach & Social Committees are partnering to make 2014 MMUs the best ones yet! We will be collecting donations for TBD at the March MMU.

WhenMarch 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

Online at http://www.samadgrill.com/

Y’all bring your A-game, empty stomachs, and competitive spirit every first Thursday of the month at 7:00pm. We've got taboo, poker, uno, catchphrase, headbands, scrabble, and more games to connect 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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3) Fast-a-thon: Bridging the Gap for Humanity

Come join the Georgia Tech Muslim Student Association for a banquet dinner with friends of various faiths as we get together to experience fasting and help raise money for charity! Fasting is one way to show sympathy for the unfortunate, and our goal is to bridge the gap between different faiths, cultures, and backgrounds to raise awareness for the hungry.

For each person that fasts, local restaurants and businesses will donate at least $1 to the Atlanta Food Bank. We will have the incredible Shakyh Muhammad Adeyinka Mendes joining us and speaking about bridging the gap between each other and the power of love and humanity. We also have a lot more in store for this inspiring and spiritual night!

Admission is FREE, but we encourage donating some lunch money for someone who really needs it! So join us in this day of fasting and bring your friends along... Your CHANGE can make a CHANGE!

Date: Wednesday, March 5th 2014

Time: 6:30 -9:30 pm

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4) Common Grounds: Coffee + Convert-sations

Join us for an evening of sharing our journeys of coming into Islam through story, testimony, food and artistic expression.
Tickets now on sale!! Buy your tickets early! Only 50 Tickets available!! No tickets will be sold at the door! 

** We are looking for convert/revert artists who would like to share their art with us, as well as convert/reverts who would love to share their stories. Please contact Ny'imah Byrd if you would like to be a part of this exciting event. Visual artists are welcome well!

Date: Saturday March 8th 2014

Time: 7pm-11pm

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5) The Big Red Ball


The 2nd Annual Big Red Ball benefiting the Metro-Atlanta based non-profit 50 Cents. Period.will take place at the Clarkston Community Center on Saturday, March 15, 2014, from 7 to 11 p.m. Lavish bites from Alison Lueker-Ritter of Atlanta’s Sun in My Belly will highlight a convivial evening of dinner, drinks and dancing with Stiletto Dance Company and music from Big Band Atlanta at one of the East Side’s most lauded venues. Over 200 guests will convene to enjoy Lueker’s distinct dishes as well as the benefit’s signature cocktail, the Ruby Slipper. Guests are encouraged to “paint the town red” as they dance and mingle at one of 2014’s most important charitable events.

50 Cents. Period. was founded in 2010 by Atlantan Lorrie King to empower women and girls to stay fully engaged in their lives and educations, without the stigma and barriers surrounding their period, gender, and reproductive choices. In 2013, 50 Cents. Period. represents a worldwide network of individuals spanning five countries and three continents, who are dedicated to creating social and economic justice for the women and girls they serve, by providing by providing health education, linkages to medical care, screenings, and peer support, and access to clean water and sanitation facilities. Fifty Cents. Period. is a not-for-profit 501(c) (3) charitable organization.

WHEN: Saturday, March 15, 2014

• Cocktails at 7 p.m., with buffet dinner to follow at 7:30p.m.

• Dancing with Atlanta Big Band and performances by Stiletto Dance Company at 9 and 10p.m.

LOCATION: Clarkston Community Center, 3701 College Ave, Clarkston, GA

• $95 VIP, includes pre-event cocktail hour, early auction bidding, VIP gift bag
• $50 General Admission; $45 Early Bird if purchased before 15 February 2014
• $25 Educators & Non-Profit Employee Rate
• $15 Students

Hosted by: Team Red and the board of directors of 50 Cents. Period.

Sponsors: Sun in My Belly, Atlanta Big Band, Stiletto Dance Company

For more information about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Lorrie King at [log in to unmask]
or Julie Shaffer at [log in to unmask].


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6) Mental Health Workshop: Depression & Anxiety in the Muslim Community

The CDC & ADAA estimate that nearly 1 in every 5 Americans are affected with some Anxiety Disorder and nearly 1 in every 10 are suffering from depression. These conditions have touched us all, whether directly or indirectly, and all though these are very treatable conditions, many go without help or treatment. Madina Institute is very excited to open the dialogue to address this issue by hosting a Workshop on Depression & Anxiety in the Muslim Community by Dr. Mahmood will address the Islamic perspectives on depression and anxiety, an overview of mood disorders and how to identify them and delve into suggestions for those who seek help or wish to help. 

Instructor Bio: Omar Mahmood was born and raised in Southern California. He completed his undergraduate studies at ULCA where he double-majored in Psychology and Arabic. He then studied the Islamic Sciences at Dar al-Mustafa in Yemeni valley of Hadeamawt. He returned to the US and completed his Ph.D in Clinical Psychology at Wayne State University. He is currently a neuropsychologist and server as a national adviser to the Muslim Youth of North America (MYNA).  

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Class: Madina Institute Workshop: Depression & Anxiety in the Muslim Community 
When: Sunday, March 16th from 11am - 3pm; Free Brunch from 10-11am 
Where: Madina Institute Masjid @ 3580 Sweetwater Rd, Duluth, GA 30096
Instructor: Dr. Omar Mahmood, PhD in Clinical Psychology, studied the traditional Islamic sciences at Dar Al-Mustafa in Yemen 

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

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7) MIST Atlanta 2014!

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

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

Registration Link:

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