January 2014 Weekly Emails


Weekly Email- Week of January 27th

brought to you by your duke muslim students association

 

28 January 2014

 

Assalamu Alaikum MSA!

 

 

    The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “When a man dies, his deeds come to an end except for three things: Sadaqah Jariyah (ceaseless charity); knowledge which is beneficial; or a virtuous descendant who prays for him (the deceased).

                                       -Muslim

 

 

Eboo Patel: Is Faith a Barrier or a Bridge

3 February, Monday 7:30 pm

Goodson Chapel

Eboo Patel, president of the Interfaith Youth Core, will be delivering a talk on interfaith leadership in public life. Laurie Patton, Dean of Arts & Sciences, will offer a response to the talk. Come on out, event is free and open to all!

 

 

MSA Class Competition Continues!

31 January, Friday 7 pm

Outside of Wilson Gym (West Campus)

Have you ever felt like you're stuck in a rut? Have been so busy that you've neglected your spiritual, social, and physical health? Well stress no more fellow Dukies! Get PUMPED for the first-ever  MSA Olympics! Come join your fellow MSA'ers and friends in fun activities that will strengthen your spiritual, mental, social, and physical health, Insha-Allah. Bring your flyest kicks, wear your most comfortable sweats, and pray 2 rakat nafl, cuz' its about to get HOT in here!

 

 

General Body Meeting

24 January, Friday 6:30 pm

Outside of Wilson Gym (West Campus)

We will be holding a general body meeting (GBM) every week at 6:30 pm, half an hour before the Friday Meeting. We will discuss exec meeting updates, events that are coming up, and how you can be more involved/help out! From now, check for this update on the right 'Recurring Events' tab. NOTE THAT THIS WEEK will be at Wilson gym so, as to be close by to the Junior Class Meeting.

 

 

Islam Awareness Month and Film Premiere Event

For our annual Islamic Awareness Month (IAM), we're coordinated multiple events in March centered around the theme of "Islam around the World," including the premiere of the Unity Productions film " Enemy of the Reich: the Noor Inayat Khan Story," Malek Jandali concert & benefit for Syria, spoken word night, and talks by nationally renowned Muslims speakers and leaders. 

 

If you would like to help plan or assist during this busy month, or with the Noor Khan film premiere event, please email aaa35 AT duke DOT edu to be on the committee!

 

 

 

 

Service Opportunities

 

 

Missed the Service Committee Meeting?

Click here for a summary of activities. We will be meeting on the week of February 2nd!

 

 

Weekly Iftars - Starts THIS Thurs

30 January, Thursday, Maghib Time

CML

InshAllah, we will be beginning weekly fasting and iftars at the CML this Thursday, January 30th! Each person is asked to bring one nonperishable food item using the food points they saved on lunch that day. Dinner will be a potluck! All food items will be donated to the Muslim Food Pantry of Durham. More info here!

 

 

Tutoring and Mentoring Program

Sundays 1-2:30 pm

Parkwood Masjid

Duke MSA will be joining a nationwide mentorship program, which will give an opportunity for the Muslim youth of Durham to receive academic guidance through one-on-one mentoring, homework assistance, SAT preparation, and assistance with college/career preparation. Through this program, we hope to offer the resources of Duke University and role models for students, while also building a stronger connection between the Duke MSA and the greater Durham Muslim community insha’Allah.


The program will be held from 1:00-2:30 PM every Sunday at the Parkwood Masjid. Sign up HERE, and for any further questions, contact Umer Ahmed at ua5 @ duke dot edu

Events on Campus

Opportunities

-CLS scholarship program

-Boren Awards

-Duke Authenticity Project: Deadline Feb 1!

 

#>Visit the academic opportunities tab on the Duke MSA site for further details

  

contact us at dukemsaexec AT gmail com

 

A QUICK GLANCE

  • Eboo Patel
  • MSA Class Competition
  • General Body Meeting
  • Islam Awareness Month and Film Premiere Event
  • Weekly Iftars
  • Parkwood Masjid Tutoring

 

Recurring Events

 

WEEKLY HALAQA

Every Wednesday, 8:00 pm at the CML

Join us for the Qur'an halaqa (study-circle) as we continue this month's section on Islamic law, ethics, and morality. How is righteous conduct and virtuous living is described in the Qur'an? What are Shariah and Fiqh? How do we follow the commandments of the Qur'an in our contemporary realities and context? Throughout the month we will be exploring these questions and more. Check out the website for more details!

 

 

Weekly GBM

Friday, 6:30 pm, Wilson Gym


Join us before our Friday Meetings to discuss exec meeting updates, events that are coming up, and how you can be more involved/help out.

 

JUMMAH PRAYER

Fridays at 12:45 pm in the Chapel Lounge

 

The Chapel lounge can be found by going towards the left side of the chapel, down the left steps, and continuing through the accessible entrance. Once inside, take the left and walk towards the back to the lounge. Look for Muslims.

 

Those interested in writing/ delivering a Khutbah (sisters can have their Khutbahs read by any male) this semester, please contact Abdul Latif (arl24 AT duke.edu).

 

FRIDAY MEETING

(Friday) 7:00 pm, GA Down Under (East Campus)

 

Join us as our Class Competition continues! Junior Class to present

 

GRADUATE STUDENT BRUNCH

Saturday, 11 am at the CML

 

"Young American Muslims and Artistic Expression"
Join us this Saturday as our local stars Ahmad Jitan and Nureena Faruqi exhibit their artistic talents and talk about their experiences and dreams as aspiring artists (in photography, poetry, fiction-writing, drawing, and other fields). They will be discussing questions such as : What is the role and importance of artistic expression in our world? What opportunities and challenges do young American Muslims face? What themes and agendas are of particular relevance as a community or as individual artists?
 

 

 

MSA Exec Meetings

Sundays, 6:00 pm, Languages 208


Feel free to join us at our MSA Exec meetings! Minutes from the more recent meeting here.

 

 

  #>Email your brotha Zohair at zohair dot zaidi AT duke dot edu to be removed from this list,

or if you would like for additional updates from our MSA Active listerve


Weekly Email- Week of January 20th

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21 January 2014

 

Assalamu Alaikum MSA!

 

 

    The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “It is better to sit alone than in company with the bad; and it is better still to sit with the good than alone. It is better to speak to a seeker of knowledge than to remain silent; but silence is better than idle words.”

                                       -Bukhari

 

 

MSA Class Competition Begins!

24 January, Friday 7 pm

CML

How do our experiences, perspectives, and perceptions color and tint the way the way we interact with others, society, and ourselves? Come join us for the first installment of the 2014 MSA Class Competitions, led by the spectacular reigning champs, the Class of 2016.

 

 

General Body Meeting

24 January, Friday 6:30 pm

CML

We will be starting a general body meeting (GBM) every week at 6:30 pm, half an hour before the Friday Meeting. We will discuss exec meeting updates, events that are coming up, and how you can be more involved/help out! Please be ON TIME, will start the GBM at 6:30 sharp and the Friday meeting at 7 pm on the dot!!

 

 

MSA Community service Committee

25 January, Saturday 2 pm

Perkins 110

Would you like to be a part of planning programs that help people both locally and globally for the sake of Allah (swt)? Do you have a great idea for a service project, or how to improve on current projects? Do you want to improve the MSA"s involvement in community service on campus? If you answered yes to any of these questions, please join us in forming Duke's MSA Community Service Committee! InshAllah, our goal is to implement consistent opportunities of service that truly benefit others. Everyone is welcome! We will be having a meeting on January 25th at 2 pm in Perkins 110. InshAllah, we will be discussing the mentorship program at the Parkwood Masjid, volunteering at United Ministries, and the Circle of Support program.

 

 

Replacement for Parkwood Masjid Mentorship

25 January, Saturday 2 pm

Perkins 110

Last semester, a mentorship program was initiated at the Parkwood Masjid. Through this program, we hope to offer the resources of Duke University and role models for students, while also building a stronger connection between the Duke MSA and the greater Durham Muslim community insha’Allah. If you are interested in continuing to volunteer at the mentorship program or would like to get started - please join us for an interest meeting on Saturday, January 25th at 2 PM in Perkins 110. It's a flexible commitment, and you will be making a truly great impact on our local community!

 

 

Islam Awareness Month

For our annual Islamic Awareness Month (IAM), we're coordinated multiple events in March centered around the theme of "Islam around the World," including the premiere of the Unity Productions film " Enemy of the Reich: the Noor Inayat Khan Story," Malek Jandali concert & benefit for Syria, spoken word night, and talks by nationally renowned Muslims speakers and leaders. 

 

If you would like to help plan or assist during this busy month, please email aaa35 AT duke DOT edu to be on the committee!

Events on Campus

Opportunities

-CLS scholarship program

-Boren Awards

-Duke Authenticity Project: Deadline Feb 1!

 

#>Visit the academic opportunities tab on the Duke MSA site for further details

  

contact us at dukemsaexec AT gmail com

 

A QUICK GLANCE

  • MSA Class Competition
  • General Body Meeting
  • MSA Community Service Committee
  • Replacement for Parkwood Masjid Mentorship
  • Islam Awareness Month

 

Recurring Events

 

WEEKLY HALAQA

Every Wednesday, 8:00 pm at the CML

Join us for the Qur'an halaqa (study-circle) as we continue this month's section on Islamic law, ethics, and morality. How is righteous conduct and virtuous living is described in the Qur'an? What are Shariah and Fiqh? How do we follow the commandments of the Qur'an in our contemporary realities and context? Throughout the month we will be exploring these questions and more.

 

 

JUMMAH PRAYER

Fridays at 12:45 pm in the Chapel Lounge

 

The Chapel lounge can be found by going towards the left side of the chapel, down the left steps, and continuing through the accessible entrance. Once inside, take the left and walk towards the back to the lounge. Look for Muslims.

 

Those interested in writing/ delivering a Khutbah (sisters can have their Khutbahs read by any male) this semester, please contact Abdul Latif (arl24 AT duke.edu).

 

FRIDAY MEETING

(Friday) 7:00 pm, CML

 

Join us for our Class Competition KICKOFF!

 

GRADUATE STUDENT BRUNCH

Saturday, 11 am at the CML

 

"Why are there so many kinds of Christianity? An overview of Christian theology and diversity"
Join us this Saturday as religious studies doctoral candidate Julie Kelto Lillis discusses with us the historical evolution of different branches within Christianity, and how different groups have understood theological issues like those mentioned above. Julie is a Ph.D. candidate in Duke’s Graduate Program in Religion, specializing in early Christian history (especially early Christian perspectives on gender and sexuality), and she is a practicing Christian in the Lutheran Church. 

 

 

MSA Exec Meetings

Sundays, 6:30 pm, Languages 208


Feel free to join us at our MSA Exec meetings! Minutes from the more recent meeting here.

  #>Email your brotha Zohair at zohair dot zaidi AT duke dot edu to be removed from this list,

or if you would like for additional updates from our MSA Active listerve


Weekly Email- Week of January 13th

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14 January 2014

 

Assalamu Alaikum MSA!

 

 

    The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Those in whose hearts is no mercy for others will not attain the mercy of Allah.”

                                       -Bukhari

 

 

Friday Meeting: MSA Survey Event

17 January, Friday

CML

This Friday the MSA's weekly meeting will be held as a follow up on the survey conducted last semester regarding MSA satisfaction. At this meeting we'll be discussing the findings and themes from the results of the survey. Then we will lead into conversation about what the purpose of MSA is, how the organization has succeeded or failed in different areas, and how we as a community can move forward. Come by and speak up; more voices will only lead to more vibrant ideas! Chai and cookies will be provided :). Check here for the anonymous survery responses.

 

Afterwards, we will be going for cookout milkshakes and some Friday night fun at the CML.

 

 

MSA Class Competition!

24 January, Friday

Our third annual class competition will start next Friday, January 24th. The first meeting will be led by the "reigning champs" Sophomore class, followed by the "trying to regain the throne" Junior, "confused but ready to win" Freshmen, and "go out with a bang" Senior classes. Filled with fun, creativity, food, and friendly competition, it is a great time to get to know and bond with your MSA class. The winning class will receive a special prize!!

 

 

Keep the CML Clean

Everyday

The Muslim community at Duke is blessed to have a wonderful place, the Center for Muslim Life accessible to all members at any time of the day or night. The facility provides great conditions to study, eat, hold meetings, social events or hang out with friends. There is no cleaning deposit or cleaning staff designated to keep up with cleaning after group/ individual events/ activities. We ask that the facility is cleaned after every use. Please respect the Center for Muslim Life and your fellows. Read more about CML reservations and rulings here.

 

 

Islam Awareness Month

For our annual Islamic Awareness Month (IAM), we're coordinated multiple events in March centered around the theme of "Islam around the World," including the premiere of the Unity Productions film " Enemy of the Reich: the Noor Inayat Khan Story," Malek Jandali concert & benefit for Syria, spoken word night, and talks by nationally renowned Muslims speakers and leaders. 

 

If you would like to help plan or assist during this busy month, please email aaa35 AT duke DOT edu to be on the committee!

 

 

Duke Spring Break-Umrah Trip Postponed

Everyday

Our planned Umrah trip during spring break is postponed to next year due to Saudi governments visa restrictions for potential female participants. Imam Abdullah is working on sorting things out with Saudi Embassy and plan this Umrah trip for 2015 Spring break.

 

 

Fasting! Christian and Muslim Perspectives

15 January, Wednesday 5:30-8 pm

Alumni Memorial Common Room, Duke Divinity School

Join us for this talk featuring Imam Abdullah Antepli and Rev. Dr. Colin Miller. Light dinner will be provided, please RSVP to stilley@div.duke.edu by 13 January

 

 

Urban Ministries Volunteer Orientation

15 January, Wednesday, 10-11:30am

Urban Ministries

Zaid will be going to a volunteering orientation at Urban Ministries, to learn about the great work that they do and how people like us can help them in our small way. Urban Ministries is one of the really important orgs in our local community, serving as a comprehensive service provider of food, shelter, clothing, and supportive services for over 6,000 women, men, and children every year who are struggling with poverty, homelessness, etc. Please contact him if interested, he can offer a few rides (zaid DOT adhami AT duke DOT edu).

 

 

MSA Tutoring and Mentoring Program

Sundays 1-2:30 pm

Parkwood Masjid

Duke MSA will be joining a nationwide mentorship program, which will give an opportunity for the Muslim youth of Durham to receive academic guidance through one-on-one mentoring, homework assistance, SAT preparation, and assistance with college/career preparation. Through this program, we hope to offer the resources of Duke University and role models for students, while also building a stronger connection between the Duke MSA and the greater Durham Muslim community insha’Allah.


The program will be held from 1:00-2:30 PM every Sunday at the Parkwood Masjid. Sign up here, and for any further questions, contact Umer Ahmed at ua5 @ duke.edu

 

Events on Campus

Be sure to check out exciting events hosted by:

Duke Islamic Studies Center (DISC)

Duke University Middle East Studies Center (DUMESC)

 

Breaking News: Turkey in Crisis: 16 January, 6pm. Franklin Center, RM240

Opportunities

-CLS scholarship program

-Boren Awards

-Duke Authenticity Project: Deadline Feb 1!

 

#>Visit the academic opportunities tab on the Duke MSA site for further details

  

contact us at dukemsaexec AT gmail com

 

A QUICK GLANCE

  • Friday Meeting: MSA Survery Event
  • MSA Class Competition
  • Keep the CML Clean
  • Islam Awareness Month
  • Duke Spring Break-Umrah Trip Postponed
  • Fasting! Christian and Muslim Perspectives
  • Volunteer Orientation
  • MSA Tutoring

 

Recurring Events

 

WEEKLY HALAQA

Every Wednesday, 8:00 pm at the CML

Join us for the Qur'an discussion as we continue our month-long section on spirituality and relating to God, in which we explore the meanings of spirituality in the Islamic tradition as well as the history and debates over Sufism. We will be serving fresh halaqa.

 

 

JUMMAH PRAYER

Fridays at 12:45 pm in the Chapel Lounge

 

The Chapel lounge can be found by going towards the left side of the chapel, down the left steps, and continuing through the accessible entrance. Once inside, take the left and walk towards the back to the lounge. Look for Muslims.

 

Those interested in writing/ delivering a Khutbah (sisters can have their Khutbahs read by any male) this semester, please contact Abdul Latif (arl24 AT duke.edu).

 

FRIDAY MEETING

(Friday) 7:00 pm, CML

 

Join us for our survery discussion event.

 

GRADUATE STUDENT BRUNCH

Saturday, 11 am at the CML


Come enjoy a delicious meal and stimulating conversation with fellow graduate students!

  #>Email your brotha Zohair at zohair dot zaidi AT duke dot edu to be removed from this list,

or if you would like for additional updates from our MSA Active listerve



Weekly Email- Week of January 6th

brought to you by your duke muslim students association

 

7 January 2014 (OH SNAP!)

 

Assalamu Alaikum MSA!

 

 

                     Bismillah ir-Rahman ir-Rahim

                                       -First Kalima

 

 

Welcome Back!

MSA would like to welcome everyone back to the new year and new semester! Let us start this beginning with Bismillah. We look forward to seeing all your faces and the mirth that accompanies congregating together.

 

 

Classes Begin

8 January, Wednesday, 8:30 am

Just a reminder, classes will begin on Wednesday. BUT I think we follow Monday schedules.

 

 

Fasting! Christian and Muslim Perspectives

15 January, Wednesday 5:30-8 pm

Alumni Memorial Common Room, Duke Divinity School

Join us for this talk featuring Imam Abdullah Antepli and Rev. Dr. Colin Miller. Light dinner will be provided, please RSVP to stilley@div.duke.edu by 13 January

 

 

MSA Tutoring and Mentoring Program

Sundays 1-2:30 pm

Parkwood Masjid

Duke MSA will be joining a nationwide mentorship program, which will give an opportunity for the Muslim youth of Durham to receive academic guidance through one-on-one mentoring, homework assistance, SAT preparation, and assistance with college/career preparation. Through this program, we hope to offer the resources of Duke University and role models for students, while also building a stronger connection between the Duke MSA and the greater Durham Muslim community insha’Allah.


The program will be held from 1:00-2:30 PM every Sunday at the Parkwood Masjid. Sign up here, and for any further questions, contact Umer Ahmed at ua5 @ duke.edu

 

Events on Campus

Opportunities

-The Qatar Scholarship Program

-CLS scholarship program

-Islamic & Middle Eastern Studies Undergraduate Council

-Hindi at Duke

-Boren Awards

 

#>Visit the academic opportunities tab on the Duke MSA site for further details

  

contact us at dukemsaexec AT gmail com

 

A QUICK GLANCE

  • Welcome Back
  • Classes Begin
  • Blue Devils Umrah Spring Break Trip
  • MSA Tutoring

 

Recurring Events

 

WEEKLY HALAQA

Every Wednesday, 8:00 pm at the CML

Will not be held this week.

 

JUMMAH PRAYER

Fridays at 12:45 pm in the Chapel Lounge

 

The Chapel lounge can be found by going towards the left side of the chapel, down the left steps, and continuing through the accessible entrance. Once inside, take the left and walk towards the back to the lounge. Look for Muslims.

 

Those interested in writing/ delivering a Khutbah (sisters can have their Khutbahs read by any male) this semester, please contact Abdul Latif (arl24 AT duke.edu).

 

FRIDAY MEETING

(Friday) 7:00 pm, CML

 

Join us for our Khutbah workshop!

 

GRADUATE STUDENT BRUNCH

Saturday, 11 am at the CML


Come enjoy a delicious meal and stimulating conversation with fellow graduate students!

  #>Email your brotha Zohair at zohair.zaidi AT duke.edu to be removed from this list,

or if you would like for additional updates from our MSA Active listerve

Weekly Email- Week of December 9th

brought to you by your duke muslim students association

 

 

 

10 December 2013

 

A QUICK GLANCE

 

  • Finals Week
  • Jummah Prayer over break
  • No MSA Tutoring

 

 

Recurring Events

 

WEEKLY HALAQA

No Halaqa due to break.

 

 

JUMMAH PRAYER

Fridays at 12:45 pm in the Chapel Lounge

 

The Chapel lounge can be found by going towards the left side of the chapel as you face it, walking down the steps, continuing down the path and entering from the accessible entrance. Once inside, take the left and walks towards the back to the lounge. Look for Muslims.

 

If you (sisters can have their Khutbahs read by any male) are interested in writing and/or delivering a Khutbah this semester, please contact Abdul Latif (arl24 AT duke.edu).

 

 

FRIDAY MEETING

No meeting due to Finals

 

 

 

GRADUATE STUDENT BRUNCH

No brunch due to Finals

 

 

MSA Exec Meetings

No meeting due to Finals

For those interested, feel free to sit in and join the MSA Exec meetings every week. Feel free to also check out the minutes from the most recent meeting and our MSA Calendar!

 

Opportunities

 

-The Qatar Scholarship Program

-CLS scholarship program

-Islamic & Middle Eastern Studies Undergraduate Council

-Hindi at Duke

-Boren Awards

 

#>Visit the academic opportunities tab on the Duke MSA site for further details

 

 

 

 

  "Oh Allah! Make useful for me what you have taught me and teach me knowledge that will be useful to me. "
 

                                       -Ameen

 

 

Assalamu Alaikum MSA!

 

Reminder: It is Finals Week

10-15 December

Duke

To the fellow followers (pun anyone?), now begins the week that we all dread, fear, and pray extra nafil to avoid. Well guess what, we can't escape, leaving our toil through inexorable. This is the week to be strong, to resist irrational lassitude, and to frame your mind to that of infrangible hardihood and tenacity. If you're hungry for victory, thirsty for success, then quench it with the knowledge crafted in your books, for the satiety of triumph is unparalleled.

Word hard; winners never quit.

 

-Goodluck, we hope to see you all after Winter Break iA!

 

 

Regarding Jummah Prayer over Break

Fridays

This coming Friday (13 Dec) will be the last Jummah prayer held for the semester in Chapel Lounge until we resume classes. For those staying on campus, Jummah prayers are held on the 6th floor chapel of Duke Hospital North at 1:30 pm. You can also attend Jummah prayer will also be held at local masjids, including Ar-Razzah Islamic Center, and at the Raleigh Masjid.

 

MSA Tutoring and Mentoring Program

Sundays 1-2:30 pm

Parkwood Masjid

No tutoring this week, or over break. Look out for more information upon resuming the spring semester.

 

Events on Campus

 

Be sure to check out exciting events hosted by:

Duke Islamic Studies Center (DISC)

Duke University Middle East Studies Center (DUMESC)

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                

 

Connect with us, contact us at dukemsaexec AT gmail.com , or visit us at our website

 

  #>Email your brotha Zohair at zohair.zaidi AT duke.edu to be removed from this list,

or if you would like for additional updates from our MSA Active listerve.

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