Events and Activities

On-Campus Activities

Islamic Awareness Month

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Join us for a discussion with Ustadh AbdelRahman Murphy as he takes on the topic of love, relationships and marriage in Islam, especially as it pertains to young Muslims in a college environment. There will be a Q&A after his talk, so come with questions!

Ustadh AbdelRahman Murphy is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Chicago, with a Bachelor’s in Teaching of English and Religious Studies. He is currently pursuing his Master’s in Mental Health Counseling. He has served as a youth director, Muslim chaplain, and assistant imam in a full-time capacity since 2009. In addition to this he has classically trained in Islamic studies both abroad and in the US, and has a long history of working with youth.

You will be able to submit anonymous questions for anything that relates to the topic on the google form below. InshaAllah Ustadh Murphy will be taking questions at the end!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/13VsJsxWoB3nNnU7wOM8NSeh7HmvLpI6O-aHVQNZm3kY/viewformI

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SBU and Tufts: Creating a Community

ISBU and Tufts

ISBU and the Tufts MSA will be co-hosting an exciting evening Friday, February 27th with FREE DINNER catered by Falafel Corner.

This is our first of two joint events with Tufts MSA (the next will be at BU) for the semester, and our focus will be bridging together the Muslim community, an aspect we oftentimes look over as true brothers and sisters in Islam who focus so much on external dawah. We have two really extraordinary communities filled with a diverse array of personalities, intellectuals and students that we can all benefit from, as well as two amazing Chaplains. We hope to focus on these for the evening so that everyone comes away with many new friends and a core understanding of how to keep the Muslim ummah united, tight and loving.

This is perhaps one of the most crucial times for the Muslim community to strengthen its internal bond, we cannot wait to put together a really energetic social and religious environment as a highlight for the spring semester inshallah. IBSU will head over around 4:45, more details to come. Spread the word and we look forward to seeing you all there! Please RSVP in the event page and google form!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1u9YM2eZVE-lWXeaXhBl6vlFWMDDPXyRiOJ6BypKCdqg/viewform

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Tufts Vigil for Love and Remembrance

 

Join Tufts Muslim Student Association and Tufts Chaplaincy in remembrance of Yusor Mohammad Abu-Salha, her husband Deah Barakat, and her sister Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha, who lost their lives to senseless violence this week in the #ChapelHillShooting

We will be having reflections and recitations from members of the community. Please contact Nazifa.Sarawat@Tufts.edu or Celene.Ibrahim_Lizzio@tufts.edu if you would like to say a few words.

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Al-Mawlid Al-Nabawi/The Prophet’s Birthday Concert

Friday, January 30, 8 pm, Granoff Music Center, Distler Performance Hall (20 Talbot Avenue)

The Noor Ensemble will present a program of sacred songs (madih) from Morocco, Syria, and beyond in a concert to commemorate al-mawlid al-nabawi—the anniversary of the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). Tufts Muslim Chaplain Celene Ibrahim-Lizzio will help to introduce the program.

Free and open to the public. Made possible by the Granoff Music Fund and sponsored by Tufts Music. Co-sponsored by the Middle East Studies program.

Eid Dinner

Please join us at our 2014 Annual Eid Dinner at the Interfaith Center from 6:30 – 10pm on Friday, October 17th! We are very fortunate to have Linda Sarsour as our guest speaker, talking about “Leadership and Active Citizenship as a Muslim in America.” She was designated as the White House Champion of Change and is the CEO of the Arab American Association of New York. All our welcome to this celebration and hope that you can make it!
Link to FB Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1474302986176363/ 

 

Eid Dinner Final 2014
Fall Retreat

We’ll be heading over to New Hampshire on September 27th. The board has planned a really fun day for you guys, including hiking, apple picking, and kick ball. We’ll leave at 9am and get back around 6pm. If you’ve been wait-listed and would still like to come, email us back at msatufts@gmail.com and we’ll contact you Saturday morning if there’s any space available.

Freshman Representatives

If msatufts@gmail.com with a few sentences as to why you are running by Monday the 29th at 5pm (no nominations will be accepted after this date). You may nominate yourself or have someone else nominate you. It is also mandatory to come to elections on October 1st in Paige Crane Room (room switched!) from 9 – ~9:30pm with ~1 min speech as to why you should represent us and why you are a good fit. Everyone is encouraged to come to vote, and there will be pizza!

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Qur’an Circle
Fridays from 2:00pm to 2:50pm at the Interfaith Center (51 Winthrop St): Whether you’ve read the Qur’an once or you read it everyday, please come to our weekly Quran Circles. We have been alternating between studying the Qur’an itself and listening to scholars, always followed by discussion. These weekly studies not only provide an opportunity to enhance our knowledge of Islam from authentic sources but also share and discuss ideas with our peers, and no knowledge of Arabic is required. If you are one of those people who plans to read the Qur’an but never does, this is a good incentive!  For more info, e-mail Obaid at obaid.farooqui@tufts.edu

Jum’ah Prayer
Fridays at 1pm (insha’Allah) at the Interfaith Center (51 Winthrop St): Join us for the Jum’ah prayer, the special prayer that Allah (swt) has ordained obligatory for all men. Jum’ah is open to the sisters too and they are highly encouraged to attend as all are entitled to knowledge. The short khutbah and talk prior to the prayer are delivered by dedicated student volunteers and provide very good reminder for us all. For more info, e-mail Obaid at obaid.farooqui@tufts.edu

Dhuhr Prayer:

Campus Center Room 209 throughout the semester from 12-3pm (congregation will be held at 1:15pm)

Asr Prayer:

Campus Center Room 208 from 5-6pm (congregation will be held at 5:00pm) 

Isha Prayer:

Muslim house at 8:30pm sharp so that you can be let into the house. Contact Umar at umar.shareef@tufts.edu

Off-Campus Activities:

Brandeis Eid Dinner
Brandeis MSA will be hosting their Eid Dinner on Monday, October 6th from 7-9pm in the Levin Ballroom (on their campus, of course). We may go as a group, led by Prez Abdurrahman, if enough people are interested. He’s very busy that week, so I highly suggest going. Please email msatufts@gmail.com soon if you can make it!

Islamic Multi-Service Organization (IMSO) Food Drive

Your help is needed to provide food packages to over 90 families in need of assistance. The tasks we need to accomplish are:

  1. Packing (starting 10am)
  2. Deliveries (starting 2pm)
  3. Produce pickup from Haymarket (8am)
  4. Meat pickup from Al-Huda (noon)
  5. Chicken pickup from Haymarket (noon)

If you can help with any of these tasks, please e-mail Abdurrahman, at abdurrahman.abdurrob@tufts.edu

The towns we need to cover for deliveries are: Boston, Cambridge, Somerville, Charlestown, Dorchester, Jamaica Plain, Roxbury, South Boston, and South End. If you can help with deliveries, please let me know which town(s) you prefer to cover and the number of deliveries you can make, so we can plan the routes beforehand.

If you or your friends are interested in subscribing to this email list or are interested in helping with planning, please e-mail Abdurrahman, at abdurrahman.abdurrob@tufts.edu

The packing is now taking place at ISBCC.

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