Eid Dinner Celebration 2014 is Here!!!

Eid Mubarak to all! We hope you’ve enjoyed your Eid whether it was spent with family or otherwise in worship. It’s almost time for the annual Eid Dinner at UMass Amherst!

Every year we are pleased to see a large and diverse turnout from the UMass, neighboring, and outside communities. Hundreds of people gather to enjoy the festivities with food, performances, and a keynote speech, all put together by committees of our hard working MSA members to represent a central theme.

We are excited and honored to host Maryam Amirebrahimi to speak on our chosen theme: Diversity. There will also be a fundraiser for the crisis in Syria with which we hope to do our part as Muslims in giving to the needy. We are looking forward to seeing everyone there inshaAllah.

Our speaker’s bio:


Maryam Amirebrahimi received her master’s in Social Justice Education from UCLA, where her research focused on the effects of mentorship rooted in Critical Race Theory for urban high school students of color. She holds a bachelor’s in Child and Adolescent Development from San Jose State University, where she served as the President of the Muslim Student Association for two consecutive years. Currently, she is pursuing a second bachelor’s degree in Islamic Studies through Al Azhar University’s distance learning program. Maryam spent a year studying the Arabic language and Qur’an in Cairo, Egypt, and has memorized the Qur’an. She has been awarded Student of the Year by former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and holds a second degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do. Maryam frequently works with communities to address a variety of social issues and writes about topics related to social realities, women’s struggles and spiritual connections on www.suhaibwebb.com.