Islam Awareness Month 2016

Presenting our annual Islam Awareness Month!! A series of talks and events designed to help people gain a better understanding of Islam and Muslims. We are excited to host some of the most knowledgeable and well-known speakers this month, as well as humanitarian and activity-based campus events for an enriching, dynamic, and educational experience. Mark your calendars and check for continuing updates!

Islam Awareness Month 2016


2016 Upcoming Events

This Spring we have the 5-college conference is postponed til next year.

But don’t worry:  Islam Awareness Month and MSA weekend when we will be hosting a variety of speakers, workshops and social events.

Until then please attend our weekly Halaqahs or stay updated on our mailing list.

Understanding Islam: Reality and Misconception

Tomorrow! (Thursday)

You are invited to attend an important and informative colloquium sponsored by the Clinical Psychology Program:

“Understanding Islam: Reality and Misconception”
Presenter: Dr. Mohammed Ali Hazratji has been a practicing neurologist in the Pioneer Valley for the last 30 years. He has served as president of the Islamic Society of Western Massachusetts in West Springfield and of the Hampshire Mosque in Amherst. He has been active in interfaith activities, refugee medical relief work overseas, refugee resettlement programs, and programs for peace and understanding among people. Dr. Ali has lectured on various Islamic issues in western Massachusetts high schools and colleges including Mount Holyoke, Amherst College, Smith, and UMass.

Sister’s Halaqa Series Restarts!!

Next Halaqa: Tuesday 3/24 6:30pm in MSA office (321 Student Union)

Come be a part of a space where sisters in the MSA community can get together and discuss Islam as it relates to our lifestyles in a safe, comfortable, and knowledge-enriching way. These are Biweekly on Tuesdays at 6:30, the First one of the semester is coming up on Tuesday, February 10th at 6:30pm in the MSA office located in the Student Union Room 321 (women only.) So save the date! Keep an eye out on Facebook, Email, and Twitter for more information. Led by Sr. Zehra who has a degree in Sharia from Al-Azhar University in Cairo, and who has been a student in our very own 5-college system and can relate to the issues faced by many muslema students in modern times. Hope to see you there!

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Daily Congregational (Group/Jama’ah) Prayers in MSA Room

The MSA office (321 Student Union) is always open to MSA members and friends at any time throughout the day. You can go to pray, or simply hang out in between classes. Our members have organized specific times to pray together in groups daily. We hope you can join us when possible to get the most possible benefit of prayer inshaAllah!

Dhuhr – 1:30PM

Asr – 4:25PM

Maghrib – 6:55 (in YKCC room/OAK)

Isha’ – 8:30