1. Congratulations to the new member of the MSA Board 2014-2015  

2. 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.




1)  Omar Offendum Live in Atlanta April 17 & 18

2)  Palestine Film Festival: Emory and Oglethorpe

3)  Emory MSA Annual Crescent Star 3 v 3 Tournament

4)  Ghazali's Beginning of Guidance Workshop with Ustadha Zainab Ansari

5)  1st Annual Women in Leadership Conference "Empowering Our Women's   Growth

6) AUC MSA's #ForCoveredGirls Fashion Show +'The Souk' Open Mic & Trunk Show @ Blue Seas Restaurant

7) End of the Year Banquet

8) Ping Pong Tournament!

9) I-PAC Georgia Luncheon

10) Unmosqued: The Film | Atlanta Premiere


1.Omar Offendum Live in Atlanta April 17 & 18

GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY and AGNES SCOTT COLLEGE invite you to a two day extravaganza with the world famous hip-hop artist and peace activist Omar Offendum. Events will take place April 17 - 18 and will allow you numerous opportunities to meet Omar.


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THURSDAY APRIL 17 from 7:00 - 10:00
Arab Night Concert / Syrianamericana in ATL

Local Atlanta artists and performers will start the night off showcasing their Middle Eastern talents. The night will end with a concert performance then a meet and greet with Omar Offendum. 

Agnes Scott College
Presser Hall- Gaines Chapel
141 E. College Avenue
Decatur, GA 30030

A parking deck is located next to Presser Hall on South McDonough Street.

Shuttle Pickup is available at 6:00 PM for GSU Students only in front of Langdale Hal. First come, first serve. Will return around 11:00 PM. 

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FRIDAY APRIL 18 from 3:00 - 6:00
A Nation State of Mind, Spoken Word and Q&A

Georgia State University
Troy Moore Library 9th Floor
Langdale Hall 


FRIDAY APRIL 18 from 6:30 - 9:00

Ebrik Coffee House 
16 Park Place, 
Atlanta, GA 30303

*For More Information Contact Anita Husen at [log in to unmask]

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2.Palestine Film Festival: Emory and Oglethorpe



University Organizations:

Emory Advocates for Justice in Palestine
Oglethorpe Students for Justice in Palestine

Atlanta Community Partners:
Jewish Voice for Peace – Atlanta Chapter
Interfaith Peace-builders - Atlanta Chapter
Georgia Peace and Justice Coalition
Joining Hands for Justice in Israel and Palestine

April 3 - Israel’s Roadmap to Apartheid - followed by Q&A.
7 pm @ EMORY - White Hall, Room 207.

April 4 - Welcome to Hebron - followed by Q&A.
7 pm @ OGLETHORPE - Lupton Auditorium.

April 5 - Voices Across the Divide -followed by Panel Discussion.
7 pm @ EMORY - White Hall, Room 207.

- Dr. Omar Lattouf – Professor of Surgery/Cardiothoracic, Emory University
- Rev. Dr. Fahed AbuAkel – Retired Presbyterian Minister
- Rev. Fr. George Makhlouf – St. Elias Antiochian Orthodox Church
- Aysha Abdullatif – Director, Business Development at Vitamin T

April 17 - Tears of Gaza - followed by Q&A. - Outdoor Screening
7:30 pm @ OGLETHORPE - Follow signs at Lupton Auditorium.

April 18 - Where Should the Birds Fly? - followed by Q&A.
7 pm @ EMORY - White Hall, Room 207.

April 19 - Israel’s Roadmap to Apartheid - followed by Q&A.
7 pm @ OGLETHORPE - Lupton Auditorium

Emory University: 201 Dowman Dr, Atlanta.
Oglethorpe University: 4484 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta

About the Films:
VOICES ACROSS THE DIVIDE (2013. 57 min. Director: Alice Rothchild), winner of the Audience Choice award at the 2013 Boston Palestine Film Festival, explores the Israeli/Palestinian conflict through rarely heard personal stories. Narrated by Alice Rothchild, an American Jew raised on the tragedies of the Holocaust and the dream of a Jewish homeland in Israel, the film follows her personal journey as she begins to understand the Palestinian narrative, while exploring the Palestinian experience of loss, occupation, statelessness, and immigration to the US. The documentary is both a personal journey to understand the Palestinian narrative as well as the implications and contradictions of deeply held cultural beliefs in the Jewish community. Web: VoicesAcrossTheDivide.com

WHERE SHOULD THE BIRDS FLY (2013. 58 min. Director: Fida Qishta) is the first film about Gaza made by Palestinians living the reality of Israel’s siege and blockade of this tiny enclave. It is the story of two young women, survivors of Israel’s Operation Cast Lead. Mona Samouni, now 12 years old and the filmmaker, Fida Qishta, now 27, represent the spirit and future of Palestinians. It reveals the strength and hope, the humanity and humor that flourishes among the people of Gaza. Few films document so powerfully and personally the impact of modern warfare and sanctions on a civilian population. This is the first feature-length documentary film made by a woman in Gaza. Web: WhereShouldTheBirdsFly.org

ROADMAP TO APARTHEID (2012. 95 min. Directors: Ana Nogueira and Eron Davidson) is co-directed by a South African and an Israeli who draw upon their first-hand knowledge to break down the rhetorical analogy between South African apartheid and Israel’s domination of Palestine into a fact-based comparison. There are many lessons to draw from the South African experience and this film is as much a historical document of the rise and fall of apartheid, as it is a film about why many Palestinians feel they are living in an apartheid system today, and why a rapidly-increasing number of people around the world agree with them. 
Web: RoadMapToApartheid.org

TEARS OF GAZA (2010. 90 min. Director: Vibeke Løkkeberg), winner of numerous awards, is a disturbing, powerful and emotionally devastating documentary on the 2008 to 2009 bombing of Gaza by the Israeli military. Photographed by several Palestinian cameramen both during and after the offensive, this film focuses on the impact of the attacks on the civilian population. The film makes no overriding speeches or analyses and demands that we examine the costs of war on a civilian populace. Web: TearsOfGazaMovie.com

WELCOME TO HEBRON (2007. 55 min. Director: Terje Carlsson) is an intimate portrait of a teenager in Hebron and the chaos that surrounds her. Seventeen-year-old Leila Sarsour is a strong, intelligent and outspoken young woman who studies at the Al-Qurtuba [Cordoba] School, a Palestinian high school for girls in the West Bank city of Hebron (Al-Khalil in Arabic). The school is surrounded by Israeli military installations and settlements populated by right-wing Jewish religious fundamentalists. The film depicts everyday life for Palestinians attempting to lead normal lives in this volatile city surrounded by checkpoints and barbed wired. Web: WelcomeToHebronMovie.com

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3. Emory MSA Annual Crescent Star 3 v 3 Tournament


Salaams! This Friday, join us in the WoodPEC for our annual tournament. Teams can sign up at the google doc below:


When: Friday April, 18th 2014

Where: Emory Woodruff Gym

Time: 3:00-6:30pm


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4. Ghazali's Beginning of Guidance Workshop with Ustadha Zainab Ansari


Class: Madina Institute Workshop: Imam Ghazali's Beginning of Guidance 
When: Saturday & Sunday, April 19th & 20th from 10am - 2pm

Where: Madina Institute Masjid @ 3580 Sweetwater Rd, Duluth, GA 30096
Instructor: Ustadha Zaynab Ansari

Course Blurb: Seeking knowledge is a responsibility of every mukallaf individual. Allah Most High says, 'Say: Are those equal, those who know and those who do not know?" The Prophet, Allah bless him and give him peace, said, "Whomever Allah wishes well for, He gives him understanding of the religion."

The ocean of sacred knowledge is vast and deep. However, before one attempts to navigate these life-sustaining waters, one must possess the necessary tools. The Beginning of Guidance, written by Imam Abu Hamid al-Ghazali, is that compass. Intended as a manual for students of knowledge just setting out on their journey, The Beginning of Guidance contains key lessons, exhortations, and points of etiquette, or adab, for those seeking to fulfill the duty of every Muslim.

Although the emphasis of this work is to begin at the beginning, this text has something for all seekers, no matter their level. Over a two-day period, Zaynab Ansari will conduct a workshop based on this enduring classic, covering the three sections of obedience, avoiding disobedience, and the manners of being with Allah Ta'ala and people.

Instructor Bio: Zaynab Ansari Abdul-Razacq is a native Southerner with Northern roots. She spent several years studying the core Islamic sciences, including Arabic, jurisprudence, Qur’anic recitation & commentary, Hadith, and Prophetic biography in Damascus, Syria at Abu Nour Masjid’s college preparatory program. Upon her return to the United States, she continued her Islamic studies privately with Shaykh Khalil Abdur-Rashid, Imam of New York’s Iqra Masjid, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani, educational director of SeekersGuidance, Shaykh Jamal Ud-Deen Hysaw, and Dr. Fareeha Khan, Assistant Professor of Religion & Anthropology at Willamette University. 

From 2004 to 2009, she volunteered, answered questions, and taught for SunniPath Academy. She currently answers questions for SeekersGuidance Answers Blog, writes for Azizah Magazine’s Deen Department, and volunteers with the Islamic Speakers Bureau of Atlanta. She did her undergraduate work in History and Middle Eastern Studies and is currently completing her master’s degree in World History at Georgia State University. She is married and has three children.

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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5. 1st Annual Women in Leadership Conference "Empowering Our Women's Growth"

Presented by U-BEYOND in collaboration with OPEN Atlanta and hosted by The Women of AT&T

Conference will include: 

Surprise Keynote Speaker

Breakout Workshop Sessions: Your Personal Brand, Leveraging Social Media For Personal and Business Success Panel 

Discussion: "How Men and Women Can Partner to Advance Women Success"

General Admission: $20 ; Student: $10 ; Price at the door $25
Ticket price will include all meals, conference material, parking, and access to all events.

This is an exciting event that is promising to be very valuable for our community and will include many fun activities.

For questions or additional information, feel free to contact us on our email or visit our website/facebook page:
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-Website: WWW.U-BEYOND.com
-Facebook: www.facebook.com/mentorshipatlanta

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6. AUC MSA's #ForCoveredGirls Fashion Show +'The Souk' Open Mic & Trunk Show @ Blue Seas Restaurant

When: Saturday April 19th 2014

Where: Morehouse College: 830 Westview dr. 
Atlanta, GA 30314

Time: 6:00pm

You are cordially invited to the Atlanta University Center MSA's #ForCoveredGirls Fashion Show to be held on Saturday, April 19th at 6 PM. Following the event there will be a Artist Showcase & Trunk show at Blue Seas Restaurant . The show will be a display of Muslim Fashion & Art! You don't wan't to miss this special event!

Admission: Fashion show is ladies only, however the artist showcase at Blue Seas Restaurant is open to ALL. Tickets can be purchased at : http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/635092 

Time: Doors open to the fashion show at 6 PM. The Artist showcase at Blue Seas Restaurant will take place directly after the fashion show.

Dress Code: Come dressed to impress!

Location: Morehouse College: 830 Westview dr. 
Atlanta, GA 30314

Blue Seas Restaurant: 880 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Atlanta, GA 30314

Parking: FREE anywhere on the Morehouse College campus. Parking is available in the parking lot across from Blue Seas restaurant.

Vending & Sponsorship opportunities for your local business,organization or event are available please e-mail [log in to unmask] with an inquiry.

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7. End of the Year Banquet


When: April 21st 2014

Where: UGA

Time: 6:30-9:30pm

The Muslim Student Association at UGA would like to extend an invitation to you to attend our very last event this semester, the end of year formal banquet. 

This event will take place in Tate reception hall (in the bottom floor, across from the CSO office), at 6:30 !
Dress in your finest formal attire and come join us for a delicious dinner, games, and most importantly, the long awaited BOARD ELECTIONS! please be on time as we have a lot of things planned.

The event is free and open for everyone, but in order to vote, you must be a paid member! If you are not sure you are a paid member, we will have the list and we can check for you. 

See you all then inshaAllah


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8.Ping Pong Tournament

When: April 26th 2014

Where: RCM

Time: 10am-6pm

Join us for our first ever annual table tennis tournament! We will have separate age divisions, doubles and singles play and separate timings for the sisters and brothers tournaments.

*Prices are $7 per person to be paid in cash on location* 

*Brothers: 10 am-1 pm 
*Sisters: 3pm-6pm

Prizes will be awarded to the 1st and 2nd place winners of Singles games for each age group. 

Register with the link below!


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9. I-PAC Georgia Luncheon

When: April 26th 2014

Where: Ashiana Restaurant 5675 Jimmy Carter Blvd, Norcross, Georgia 30071

Time: 11:30-2:30pm

In light of our extremely successful event honoring and supporting Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens, we would like to invite you once again to lunch. We would like to take this opportunity to introduce ourselves and and share our vision and mission with you. What will it take to move our community forward will be the question posed and we would love to get your feedback and response. 
The cost of the event is $15.00 and includes a delicious 4 course meal. 

For further information please feel free to contact either Nusaiba Mubarak at 678-956-9002 or Amjad Taufique 678-596-0724 and visit our website athttp://ipacgeorgia.com/


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10. Unmosqued: The Film | Atlanta Premiere

Join us for the Atlanta Premiere of Unmosqued.

Unmosqued is a documentary film which aims to engage a group of people who have been disconnected from their local mosques and explore the various reasons that have led to this sentiment. The film features interviews with Nouman Ali Khan, Imam Suhaib Webb, Imam Khalid Latif and many others

The screening will be followed by a thought-provoking discussion and Q&A with the Producer of Unmosqued, Atif Mahmud, and our resident Imam at Madina Institute USA, Muhammad Mendes.

Event details: 


Georgia Tech Student Center - Theater
350 Ferst Drive, Atlanta GA 30332


April 26th, 6pm (doors open at 5:30pm)

$15 Online @ http://www.eventbrite.com/e/unmosqued-the-film-atlanta-premiere-tickets-11064320681

$20 at the door 

For more information about the film, including a theatrical trailer, please see: http://www.unmosquedfilm.com/about/


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