Week of the 4th

brought to you by your duke muslim students association

 

 

 

5 November 2013

 

A QUICK GLANCE

 

  • Sattar Jawad tells What Matters to Him and Why
  • Pakistan's Federal Minister of Planning Development and Reform, Ahsan Iqbal
  • Faith and Mental Wellbeing
  • Passion in Practice: Muslimeen of the Triangle Area
  • MSA 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 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. This week, we will be exploring the importance of perfecting and purifying the soul (tazkiyat al-nafs) in one's spiritual journey and relationship with God. What is the relation between moral character and piety? What is the end-goal of "purifying the soul" and what do we achieve by doing so? What are "diseases of the heart", and how do we go about purifying ourselves from such defects? Check the website for further details!!

 

 

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

(Friday) 6 pm, CML

 

Check out this week's cool meeting topic!! "Conflict Resolution: Lets Discuss Disagreement." Followed by possible conflict relevant scenes from hit film, Mean Girls.

 

 

GRADUATE STUDENT BRUNCH

Saturday, 11 am at the CML


Come enjoy a delicious meal and stimulating conversation with fellow graduate students! This week we will have local community leader Imam Abdul-Hafeez Waheed come speak about the history of Islam within the African American community. Imam Waheed has served as the imam of Ar-Razzaq Islamic Center in Durham and is a dedicated student and disciple of the late Imam Warith Deen Muhammad (the son of Elijah Muhammad who led his community from the Nation of Islam to Sunni Islam).

 

 

MSA Exec Meetings

Ask Ahmed for times, Mondays, Languages 208

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

     The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Straighten your rows for I see you from behind my back.” Anas (radi Allahu anhu) said: “Each of us would adjoin his shoulder with that of his companion (the person standing next to him) and his foot with the foot of his companion.”
 

                                       -Bukhari

 

 

Assalamu Alaikum MSA!

 

A joke for you: What type of computer sings?

(read the email to find answer)

 

Sattar Jawad tells What Matters to Him and Why

5 November, Tuesday 6:30-7:$5 pm

York Room, Duke Divinity School

Sattar Jawad fled his position as Dean of Baghdad University amidst the death threats of insurgents from Iraq to Jordan. He then arrived at Duke through the Scholars at Risk program. His fascinating story (including a request to be Sadam Hussein's translator) led him to numerous important values and views on life. If you are interested in International Politics, specifically the Middle East, refugees, or what matters to a man who lived in a uniquely precarious situation, come hear renowned Sattar Jawad speak about what matters to him and why. Learn more here!
 

 

Pakistan's Federal Minister of Planning and Development and Reform, Ahsan Iqbal

6 November, Wednesday 8:15 pm

York Room, Duke Divinity School

The Duke Pakistani Students' Association is honored to host Pakistan's Federal Minister of Planning Development and Reform, Ahsan Iqbal. Mr. Iqbal, who has also served as the Minister of Education, will speak about his vision for Pakistan 2025, focusing on key goals and challenges regarding economic and social development. The talk will be held in the York Room at 8:15 this Wednesday, November 6. Please direct any further questions or concerns to Farrukh Jadoon at farrukh.jadoon AT duke.edu or Sania Rahim at sania.rahim AT duke.edu

 

 

Faith and Mental Wellbeing

12 November, Tuesday 7:30 -9 pm

Westbrook 0012

Interfaith Panel on Mental Wellbeing featuring Dr. William Kinghorn (Duke VA and Div school), Imam Abdullah T. Antepli, Hindu Chaplain Madhu Sharma, Buddhist Chaplain Sumi Loudon Kim, and possibly Dr. Gary Glass (CAPS)! More info here!

 

Passion in Practice: Muslimeen of the Triangle Area

6 November, Wednesday 6 pm

Student Union Art Gallery, UNC Chapel Hill

Conversation with a higher power can just as much come in the form of prayer as from the click of a camera, the flight of a dancer, the stroke of an artist’s paintbrush. Passion in Practice: Muslimeen of the Triangle Area is a multimedia exhibit featuring Muslims as they pursue their passions or interests and embody Islam in their daily lives.   Join us for opening night to engage in the many embodiments of Islam. Refreshments will be provided. The exhibit will be on display for the month of November.

 

 

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)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Answer: A Dell (haha)

 

                                                                

 

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.

Week of the 11th

brought to you by your duke muslim students association

 

 

 

12 November 2013

 

A QUICK GLANCE

 

  • Fast-a-thon 2013
  • MSA Trianlge Intercollegiate Bowling Night
  • Faith and Mental Wellbeing
  • A New Iran?
  • Trip to Church of the Latter Day Saints
  • MSA 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 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. This week, we will be exploring the nature of our relationship with God. What does it mean to have a spiritual connection with Allah? What does it mean to love God? Does Islam believe in a loving God? What does it mean to have taqwa (consciousness/mindfulness) of God and how do we achieve it? Do we come closer to God through observing rituals and rules, or through mysticism? Check the website for further details!!

 

 

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

(Friday) 7:30 pm, Panda Express (West Campus)

 

Will be having dinner at Panda Express for Duke Habitat at 7:30, followed by the MSA Triangle Bowling Night!

 

 

GRADUATE STUDENT BRUNCH

Saturday, 11 am at the CML


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

 

 

MSA Exec Meetings

Ask Ahmed for times, Mondays, Languages 208

 

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

 

 

 

 

     The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “When someone comes to Me (seeking My forgiveness) full of as many sins as the whole world contains, I meet him with an equal amount of forgiveness.”
 

                                       -Muslim

 

 

Assalamu Alaikum MSA!

 

 

 

Fast-a-thon 2013:  Two Weeks of Service

10-24 November

As part of the Triangle MSA Intercollegiate Can-paign Competition, we will be holding events and collecting canned goods! Drop cans off in our boxes at: entrace of the Bryan Center, the East Campus Store (in the Marketplace), at Uncle Harry's (on Central), and at the Center for Muslim Life. Check out the Facebook Event here for all of the events, and let''s try to donate the most cans inshaAllah!

 

-Fundraiser with Duke Habitat for Humanity

15 November, 12-9 pm

This year, Duke Habatat's Chapter will be helping to sponsor a house for the Abdelmagied Family, a local Muslim family from Sudan. MSA will partnering in a Panda fundraiser, so from 12-9 pm on Friday be sure to mention your are supporting Duke Habitat so that a percentage of the proceeds can go towards their efforts! Thereafter will be the MSA Triangle bowling night (see below).

 

-CML Sandwich Packing

17 November, Sunday 3-5 pm, CML

Join us for Sandwich packing for Urban Ministries!

 

-Fast-a-thon

18 November, Monday 5 pm

Von Canon (Brian Center)

INTERFAITH FASTATHON!! Encourage all your friends to fast and come learn about how different faiths observe spiritual fasts. PLEASE RSVP at this link before Thursday 14 night!

 

-MSA Group Habitat Build

23 November, Saturday, 12-4 pm,

In addition to helping the Habitat house finacialy, we will be putting in some volunteer hours to build at the actual house! The house is just off East Campus. If interested, please complete this google form and the waiver. And be quick, as we only have 14 spots!

 

 

If you'd like to help out, feel free to signup for tabling to help promote our events!

 

 

 

MSA Triangle Intercollegiate Bowling Night

15 November, Friday 9 pm-11pm

Mardi Gras Bowling Center

Join us at our Triangle MSA bowling night, please RSVP at the Facebook page here! Rides will be organized :) We will be getting dinner at Panda at 7:30 in support of the Panda Habitat Fundraiser (see above).

 

 

Faith and Mental Wellbeing

12 November, Tuesday 7:30 -9 pm

Westbrook 0012

Interfaith Panel on Mental Wellbeing featuring Dr. William Kinghorn (Duke VA and Div school), Imam Abdullah T. Antepli, Hindu Chaplain Madhu Sharma, Buddhist Chaplain Sumi Loudon Kim, and possibly Dr. Gary Glass (CAPS)! More info here!

 

 

A New Iran?

14 November, Thursday 5-6:30 pm

Rm 011 Old Chem Building

This is a panel discussion on the future of Iranian politics. The panel will be moderated by Abdeslam Maghraoui, an Associate Professor of the Practice in the Political Science at Duke.  The Panel will be comprised of Mohsen Kadivar, Omid Safi and Ali Reza Esraghi. This event will be livestreamed (details to follow) and tweeted using the hashtag "#Iran".

 

 

Trip to Church of the Latter Day Saints

17 November, Sunday 10 am, leave at 9:25 am

Church of the Latter Day Saints

The Undergraduate Faith Council is hosting a trip to a Church of the Latter Day Saints on Nov 17. We will leave campus at 9:25 am for the service which starts at 10 am. People can expect to be back on campus by 12:30. This is a great opportunity to learn about another religion. Yay interfaith stuff! Register here!

 

 

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)

 

Diwali

16 November, Saturday 6 pm

Blue Express (LSRC)

Facebook event here!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                

 

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.

Week of the 18th

brought to you by your duke muslim students association

 

 

 

19 November 2013

 

A QUICK GLANCE

 

  • MSA Group Habitat Build
  • Shirts and Cans at Jummah Prayer
  • Nasher Museum Tour
  • MSA 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 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. Check the website for further details!!

 

 

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

(Friday) 7:00 pm, CML

 

Will be having a social event with Duke Hindu Students Association this Friday! If you are interested in helping cook some food, come to the CML at 6. Fun activities start at 7!

 

 

GRADUATE STUDENT BRUNCH

Saturday, 11 am at the CML


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

 

 

MSA Exec Meetings

Ask Ahmed for times, or 7:30 pm, Mondays, Languages 208

 

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

 

 

 

 

     The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Through his good conduct a believer can attain the rank of one who fasts during the day and spends the night in prayer."
 

                                       -Abu Dawud

 

 

Assalamu Alaikum MSA!

 

 

 

MSA Group Habitat Build

23 November, Saturday, 12-4 pm

In addition to helping the Habitat house finacialy, we will be putting in some volunteer hours to build at the actual house! The house is just off East Campus. If interested, please complete this google form and the waiver. And be quick, as we only have 14 spots!

 

 

Shirts and Cans at Jummah Prayer

Friday, 1 pm

As part of our CAN-Paign, please bring canned goods to donate that MSA will give to Urban Ministries! Additionally, if you would like to purchase a Fast-a-thon 2013 shirt, please bring 15$. They're Longsleeves!!

 

 

 

 

Nasher Art Museum Tour

21 November, Thursday 1-6:30 pm

Come our for a guided tour at the Nasher Art Museum exhibit! MSA plans to meet at the Museum at 6:30, and the tour will start at 7 pm sharp. Thereafter, we will have catered dinner at the CML (FOOD!) and discuss the wonder art we saw.

 

 

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)

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                

 

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.

Week of the 25th

brought to you by your duke muslim students association

 

 

 

26 November 2013

 

A QUICK GLANCE

 

  • CML Thanksgiving DInner
  • 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 break

 

 

 

GRADUATE STUDENT BRUNCH

No brunch due to break

 

 

MSA Exec Meetings

No meeting due to break

 

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

 

 

 

 

     The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “With His throne over the waters, Allah foreordained the fates of His creatures fifty thousand years before He created the heavens and the earth.”
 

                                       -Muslim

 

 

Assalamu Alaikum MSA!

 

Thanksgiving Break

Duke MSA wishes everyone a nice Thanksgiving break! Enjoy your time with loved ones, and for those traveling, please return home safely. Jummah prayer on Friday will still be in Chapel Lounge, at the same time, as always!

 

 

CML Thanksgiving Dinner

28 November, Thursday, 1:45-4:45pm

CML

The Center For Muslim Life will be hosting a Thanksgiving lunch/ dinner on Thursday, November 28, between 1:45 pm - 4:45 pm. Students staying on a campus for a holiday are welcome to join us for a Thanksgiving meal.

All are invited HERE, if you'd lie to bring dish with you to share please do so!

A majority of the food will be catered, but if anyone would like to help cook some homemade goodies, or cook some home made goodies at the cml , can join the crowd starting at noon on Thursday.

 

 

No MSA Tutoring and Mentoring Program

Sundays 1-2:30 pm

Parkwood Masjid

Tutoring will not be hled this Sunday.

 

 

 

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.