The Muslim Students Association is known for it’s Taste of Islam Dinner, Baklava, & have the best free-hand Henna Fundraisers on campus. This year we are going to introduce the TSU campus to
ISLAM AWARENESS WEEK
(IAW) We are excited to share Islam and the Muslim cultural experience through bazaars, dinner presentations, films, and sweet discussions (pun intended). There will also be a fun Interfaith Dodgeball Tourney and an interactive Hijab Challenge for those who’ll have the courage to accept the challenges. All of this and more to come about our Islam Awareness Week.
National Event Details
The Things We Have In Common is the theme for this year’s Islam Awareness Week, a humble national project that now reaches its 20th anniversary in 2013.
The Things We Have In Common seeks to continue to convey and share one of the core messages of IAW: Britain’s Muslims inherently share an essential commonality with their fellow citizens along all of life’s avenues, and in all that we value and hold dear. The theme will share and celebrate this through the lived experience of life – its objects, moments and memories.
Each Friday the MSA gathers in the SUB or Violette Hall in order to read Qur’an. You can come to recite Surat al Kahf for its merits on Fridays, recite/memorize your Juzz (section) of the Qur’an, or come and do the Adhkaar in an environment conducive for the remembrance of Allah SWT. Our sessions are every week (unless cancelled in Jumu’ah email) from 4:30p.m until ~5:30pm.
Sisters and Brothers have separate rooms for Qur’an Qiraat but we usually pray the Maghrib prayer in congregation to end the Qur’an Session.
MSA Monthly Dinner
We eat, pray, and be merry. It is potluck style and most MSA exec bring dishes so still come even if you cannot contribute.
Our Next Dinner: will be this Friday, February 29th at 5:30pm. Please respond to MSA emailed doodle to RSVP and to get details.
Come one, come all to the MSA Henna fundraiser for natural tattoos that you don’t have to commit to. Authentic and freshly made baklava and Pakistani Chai will be sold for the benefit of our philanthropy, Islamic Relief USA! Come to enjoy while supporting a noble cause!
The annual Taste of Islamevent will take place on October 23rd from 6-8pmin the Sub Georgian rooms. The purpose of this event is to give the students and faculty of Truman a better understanding of the topic of Jihad. We plan to have a formal presentation, as well as casual nasheed/videos, an authentic Indian dinner, and an opportunity to hear from Mike Desantis, Adair Co Representative for the Food Bank of Central and Northeast Missouri. Since this event is parallel to our Fast-a-thon we hope that many people see the importance of the cause and their fast. Join us for a night filled with Islamic culture!
The first ever Fast-a-thon will take place on Sunday, Oct. 23rd from sunrise @ 6am until sunset @ 6:20pm. This fast from food and drink (*Water is okay if needed) is not only an opportunity to experience the Islamic fasting that many Muslims partake in the Month of Ramadan, but also a chance to go hungry for a change. There are over 2500 people in our region who suffer from hunger pangs daily. They depend on the community pantries and other aids to survive. Going hungry for the 10.5 hours of a day will give you a taste of the hunger felt by millions all over the world who don’t know when their next meal will come. Can you last the fast? The registration fee for fasters is $1 which will 100% go to the Food Bank of Central & Northeast Missouri to bring 20lbs of food to our local food pantries. $1 and your fast can make the difference in someone’s life. “Go hungry for a day so someone else doesn’t have to!”
*Henna event to fundraise for our philanthropy, Islamic Relief USA, and later a presentation of IR USA to the student body.
*Better Together, Interfaith Week . The MSA collaborated with other religious organizations on campus to host numerous events to prove that regardless of our faiths, we could come together for a common cause.(i.e Service)