Salaam! Come out tomorrow morning for Fajr by the Lake at 6 AM at the echo spot by the Chapel Gardens! The weather is starting to get chilly so these #FBTL won't last long! Come for salah, stay for the view! ... See MoreSee Less
Assalamualaykum. I have some exciting upcoming events to announce. Our brothers and sisters retreats are coming up. We go to LUREC for a very worthwhile spiritual trip. We engage in activities that build bonds and have fruitful discussions with esteemed speakers. The dates for this retreat are October 9-11. The sisters retreat is also coming up in mid-September. Please sign up as soon as possible. Time is running out. Do not miss out. ... See MoreSee Less
Salaam! Today is the day to come out and help make Chicago a better place! We are meeting at 3:30 in Damen to pass out lunches to the homeless in Chicago. Bring your upass because we will be taking the L. Also stay tuned for ice cream afterwards 😀
"And they offer food to the needy, the orphan, and the captive, saying 'We feed you for the sake of Allah alone; we wish for neither reward nor gratitude from you.'" -Qur'an 76:8-9 ... See MoreSee Less
Hope to see you all at the general body meeting today in Dumbach 227 at 7 pm. We will be discussing Islam Appreciation Week, so bring any ideas you have about speakers, lectures, and events you want to take place. ... See MoreSee Less
Salaam all! Come on, come all! Fajr by the Lake tomorrow at 6 am in the echo spot by chapel gardens! The weather is starting to get chilly so these #FBTL won't last long! Come for salah, stay for the view <3 ... See MoreSee Less
Assalamualaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuhu everyone! Just a reminder that the ping pong tourney registration deadline is approaching. Last day to sign-up is by the end of day Friday, September 23rd. We'll be tabling till 5pm today, and tomorrow 2pm-5pm. The Loyola mascot, that's right the wolf, will be there, so be sure to drop by. If you have any questions or concerns, let me know. This is open to both: guys and girls. So spread the word! The registration form can be found here: ... See MoreSee Less
Assalaamualaikum wRwB errybody! So some GOAT news: tomorrow will be the FIRST COMMUNITY HALAQAH of the semester!!! Special guest speaker will be pulling through (and so should you). Tomorrow at 7 pm in Damen Musallah! (Brothers Kabadi will be turnin up tomorrow 10pm in musallah #beready) And remember Fajr by the Lake tomorrow 6am Chapel gardens #FBTL #HYPEizREAL ... See MoreSee Less
If you haven't heard already, We are currently setting up a tutoring initiative with Islamic Oasis, an Islamic educational center for refugee children in the Rogers Park community. We are looking for volunteers who are willing to dedicate a 3-hour block of time once or twice a month to help tutor children in basic academic subjects.
It's a very low commitment volunteer opportunity, and it really does make a huge difference to these kids. So if you are free SIGN UP.
Islamic Oasis' Mission Statement: "Islamic Oasis was founded in 2008 on the basis of helping save people by bringing them out of poverty and into a life more comfortable. What started as a local Chicago project has now ballooned to a worldwide program, providing education, water, shelter, food, clothing, school and medical supplies to the most devastated regions of our world."
Please fill out this form if you are interested, and we will contact you with more information inshAllah.
Assalamualaykum everyone! I wanted to bring an exciting upcoming event to your attention. Have you ever wanted to play a game that is loads of fun and easy to play, even though you have the athletic ability of a turtle? Well look no further! Starting on September 26th, we will be having our very own Ping Pong tournament! This tournament is for guys and girls so this is all inclusive. It could be any LUC student participating. There will be an exhibition match to kick off the event in the Musalah, yes you heard thay right, the table will be in the Musala inshAllah. There will be a finale event in Damen MPR with a half-time show and food. The registration link is included on the poster and there is even a super cool QR code for easy use. So pull through and see if you can take out the annoying PR guy in a match. Game on. docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdwI7VdrSP2pAs23szpC6J3lGG4qUWHdq5X86mU7joDpgeSVw/viewform?c=0&w...... See MoreSee Less
For anyone that was at the first Fajr by the lake, we talked about some of the morning remembrance/dua that the Prophet (saw) taught us to say every morning (after fajr) and every evening (after asr). If your interested in learning them yourself, you can check them out here: www.islamawareness.net/Dua/Fortress/027.html
You can also download an app called "myDuaa" which has these duas along with many others.
We also have a fajr by the lake this Thursday morning at 6 AM inshAllah (weather permitting), and we will continue talking about these duas, so come through if you can! ... See MoreSee Less
On the behalf of everyone in the MSA shura, I just want to wish everyone a happy Eid Al-Adha Mubarak! This is truly a blessed day. I know your day may be busy with it being a school day tomorrow but please make an intention to give the Takbirat-eTashriq tomorrow. It is a great way to remember Allah (swt). Takbir-e-Tashriq is the recitation of Allahu Akbar Allahu Akbar, La ilaha illallahu Wallahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar wa lillahil hamd after every Fardh Salaah commencing from the Fajr of the 9th of Dhul-Hijjah until after the Asr of the 13th of Dhul-Hijjah. (Shami vol. 1 pg. 406). Takbir-e-Tashriq is Wajib (incumbent) upon mature males and females. It is Wajib to say it once after every Fardh Salah. Here is the Arabic of Takbir-e-Tashriq.
اللَّهُ أَكْبَرُ اللَّهُ أَكْبَرُ لَا إلَهَ إلَّا اللَّهُ وَاَللَّهُ أَكْبَرُ اللَّهُ أَكْبَرُ وَلِلَّهِ الْحَمْد ... See MoreSee Less
Assalamualaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuhu everyone! I hope you find yourselves in good health on this tremendous day. I wanted to take a moment to talk about SIA (Sunnah In Action). For anyone that is unfamiliar, the SIA is simply a manner of exploring various Sunnah throughout the year. Each month, there will be a specific theme, based on a sunnah of the prophet (PBUH). You may encounter it in various aspects of your daily routine. The Sunnah is something essential to us as Muslims, and we must take it along side the Quran to truly be successful. SIA is a fun way to promote the exploration of Sunnah, and be a constant reminder for us.
This month's is all about greeting one another, as well as knowing that it is the right of a fellow Muslim to respond. What a better way to commence the fall semester than showcasing the beauty of our deen, as it promotes new friendships, as well as cultivate previous ones. I encourage you to check out the post for this month in its entirety. Works of art like this don't come by too often, so don't miss out! May Allah (SWT) reward the writer for his efforts, and grant him success not only in this world, but in the Hereafter as well! With that I ask Allah (SWT) to put barakah in this year, and take us down the road of the righteous: sunnahinaction.weebly.com/september-say-salaam
P.S. If you've already been implementing this sunnah into your life, or are starting now, check to see if you've responded to my salutations at the onset of this post 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less
Assalamualaykum brothers and sisters in Islam. I hope you are all having a blessed Day of Arafah. It is my pleasure to announce we will be having Eid Al-Adha Salah at two times tomorrow. The two times are 7:30 am and 9:30 am at Damen MPR South. Light refreshments will be served and we anticipate for this event at the MPR to end at 10:30 am. Please come to celebrate this beautiful occasion in Islam. Seeya there! ... See MoreSee Less
Salams everyone! Hope you are having a blessed Jummah. Jummah will be in Chapel Gardens today which is right between the church and mundelein. And there will be two prayers, one at 1:40pm and another at 2:40pm. Here is a map. Take care. ... See MoreSee Less
Salaaam MSA-ers! I hope your first week has been swell!
Our Welcome Week fun continues tomorrow morning with another Fajr by the Lake!!! Please meet us in front of the chapel by 5:45 am to join the community for morning prayer. Come for Fajr, stay for the sunrise! We hope to see you, inshaAllah. ... See MoreSee Less