Assalamualaykum all! I just wanted to take a moment to thank everyone for coming out last night. I hope you all enjoyed yourselves in a very successful night for our MSA. Also, I would like to thank everyone for their contributions to make this week what it was. This was certainly a group effort and a lot of time went into this. With that being said, I can guess everyone is in bed flipping through our amazing historian pictures and bumping the new Kendrick Lamar track. This is totally fine but please do not forget Shura applications are due at midnight tonight! Here is the link: docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfR_7Ib0J4jeLkmWrOCfh4BcR4obi9Y9IvVZyyeyHx1dr2z6w/viewform, ... See MoreSee Less
SALAAM FRIENDS! In all of the ever contagious Islam Appreciation Week at Loyola University Chicago cheer, please don't forget that Shura 2017- 2018 applications are due in exactly 1 week! Apply, encourage your friends to apply, and iA take part in the wonderful and rewarding experience of community building!
Salaam everyone! Here is a message from the wonderful organizers of the Women's Day Conference:
As some of you may know, the Women's Day Committee is excited to highlight Sadika Sulaiman Hara as our keynote speaker this year! This will be the second year a Muslim woman will be speaking to the Loyola community as a part of Women's Day. Last year, we did not have as large a turnout from the Muslim community as we had hoped. This year, the conference is specifically focused on Faith in/and Feminism. Insha'Allah, we can all benefit from this conference, and support our community members that are presenting workshops! Islam is not exclusive from feminism, and I would personally love to see our community show up strong to support this conference. This conference is free and open to all, brothers I hope you all make it a point to attend and support the sisters that are presenting and organizing!
Salaam all! Jumu'ah Mubarak! A few reminders about upcoming deadlines today: -Nominations for Student Org Awards are due at 5pm TONIGHT! You can nominate specific programs, individuals, or organizations! It only takes a few minutes so if you're looking for procrastination 🙂 luc.edu/saga/specialevents/studentorganizationawards/ -Nominations for next year's shura are due tonight at midnight! Please nominate members who you thing will be a good fit for the team! goo.gl/forms/HNUbaLcNr8gGAjW33... See MoreSee Less
Assalamualaykum everyone! It is time to nominate members for next year's Shura! If you know someone who will be a good fit for Shura for the 2017-2018 year, please fill out the following form to submit a nomination: goo.gl/forms/HNUbaLcNr8gGAjW33
These nominations do not count as a vote. Nominees will be sent a separate application form to apply for the position on March 4th. In the form above, please give us your nominee, their email address, the position(s) you'd like to nominate them for and why you believe the individual is a good fit for next year's Shura.
All MSA members are welcome to apply.
To learn about the various roles that serve on the Shura, please see the attached document or talk to a current board member: loyolamsa.com/shura2016/
#HouseOfCardsSZN #RemyDenton #FrankUnderwood #DougStamper #ZoeBarnes #SnakeSZN ... See MoreSee Less
Assalaamu alaykum! I hope you're enjoying this beautiful day! The only thing that can make it better is an hour with everyone's favorite chaplain (no, I'm not talking about Sister Jean).
We will be having a Student Life Class with Mozaffar at 5 PM in Dumbach 118 TODAY!!! Half of the class will explore salah, as well as the significance of its various components; the other half will be open forum! Come with question! ... See MoreSee Less
Assalamualaykum! There is a really cool event going on at Northwestern tomorrow. Please check it out. Aaasif Mandvi is coming! He is a daily show correspondent and a comedian! McSA X SASA: Aasif Mandvi... See MoreSee Less
Assalamualaykum, I would like to inform you all about an important event going on tomorrow. InshaAllah there will be an Islamic World Studies Lecture. The Islamic World Studies program is having a lecture called "Overplayed: Shari'a, Women and Why We've Heard this Song Way Too Many Times." The lecturer, Asifa Quraishi-Landes, is from the University of Wisconsin Law School, Please come out to the event on Thursday Feb. 16th at 4:00 PM in Cudahy Science room 207. Seeya there! ... See MoreSee Less
Salaam everyone, check out this event that is going on tomorrow from 5:30pm-7:00pm in Cudahy Science. Try to make it out if you can! There is also a free dinner for students with the Mauritanian human activists to get a chance to get to know them at Delhi Darbar restaurant on Devon Ave, so if your interested in attending, please let me know. ... See MoreSee Less
Assalamu Alaikum my brothers and sisters, I sincerely hope that each and every one of you are doing well, especially with the current political climate that we are experiencing. Please take a moment to read through this post.
In response to everything that is going on, I strongly believe that each and every one of us has a responsibility to step up and get to work. In the next few weeks, we are planning several different things as an MSA that will allow all of us to take action in our own capacities as Muslim students here on campus.
1) If you or a family member or friend has been affected in any way as a result of the recent political actions that have been made, please reach out to us. Alhamdullilah, our Chaplain Omer Omer M. Mozaffar is a great resource here on campus and he can either help you himself or connect you to someone who can help.
2) Next week, we are planning a week-long event called "Meet a Muslim" here on campus. We will be tabling in Damen all week with the intention and goal of educating others about ourselves, the current political climate, and Islam in general. We need all of YOUR help. Here is a link to sign up for a tabling shift if you would like to participate. We will be sending out more details to everyone who signs up to table. docs.google.com/document/d/1CUmGxsDntewpdJ1U-PDOMpaSOJK_MVasukVGVpVF1HY
3) It is kind of short notice, but there will be an Immigration workshop TODAY February 1st at 5pm in Cuneo 210. Here is a description: "Staff members from the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights will discuss: current enforcement priorities and ways to defend one´s rights regardless of immigration status; preparing an action plan with critical documents; identifying and reporting hate crimes; and how to get involved in the struggle for immigration rights."
4) We will be organizing a spelling bee in the coming weeks inshaAllah with the purpose of raising money for refugee families, so keep a lookout for that if you are interested in getting involved. ... See MoreSee Less
Assalamualaykum everybody! Hope you are having a nice day so far. I would like to bring to your attention a very important event happening on Northwestern's campus today. Come out to the #NoMuslimBan Walkout today at 3:10 pm at the Northwestern multicultural center. Please spread the word! NoMuslimBan Walkout... See MoreSee Less