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US Muslim Student Groups Foster Community, Promote Activism

It was the year 1963 when the first Muslim Student Association (MSA) was founded at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as a safe Decades later, MSAs have doubled in numbers, becoming an important safe haven for Muslim youth and activists to express themselves and their thoughts, Chicago Monitor reported. “Our MSA serves as an …

Community Events for North American Muslims to Enjoy this Ramadan

Going out and being among our community is one of the many great things about Ramadan. North American Muslims are known for their stellar Ramadan organizing and generosity. There are innumerable events across the continent that serve the needs of socializing, creating family memories, giving-charity and giving-dawah as well. Here are just some of the …

Students’ Religious Groups Find Unity, Coexistence in Kentucky

In a diverse campus with more than 500 student organizations, religious groups representing Muslims, Christians and Jews enjoy unity, coexistence, and better understanding in the University of Kentucky, Kentucky Kernel reported. “Being involved in the Muslim Student Association (MSA) gave me the perspective to understand how Islam is wholly an individual relationship between the Muslim …

Where do Muslim Students Stand at America’s Top-Rated High School?

Where Do Muslim Students Stand at America’s Top-Rated High School?

Phillips Academy, a private college-prep school located in Andover Massachusetts, has copious clubs for students to lead and join. Hana Illikkal and Moumina Khan are co-leaders of the Muslim Student Association. When asked why they decided to become the authority figures of this club, they had unique responses, but for both girls, it came down …

New Jersey Muslim Students Host Week-long Awareness Events

Muslim students in New Jersey’s Seton Hall University hosted Islamic Awareness Week this week to foster interfaith unity and encourage the university’s community to come together, The Setonian reported. “I’m so honored that we have an opportunity to hold such a week because it is important to continue to educate students, faculty and administration about …

New Jersey Students Try Hijab for a Day

NEW JERSEY – Muslim students in New Jersey’s Ramapo College have invited their colleagues to try on hijab for one day, as part of events hosted by the Muslim Student Association to mark Women HerStory Month, Ramapo News reported. “We’re trying to bring us [hijabis] together,” said junior Rand Abdul-Razik of MSA about the event …

Washington Muslim Students Raise Funds for Refugees

WASHINGTON, DC – Muslim students at George Washington University will be hosting a fundraising event next March 1 to aid Syrian refugees in Jordan, GW Hatchet reported. “I hope people can recognize that even if you’re an American Muslim or just an American student in Washington, D.C., you can still make an impact on things …

Chai Chats Break Barriers for Arizona Muslim Students

TEMPE, Arizona – Muslim students at Arizona state university invite their colleagues from diverse backgrounds twice a month to their local Islamic center, sharing a cup of tea and a conversation, State Press reports on January 15. “We’ve had a lot of different people from different faiths drop by a few times, just because they …

Diversity of Islam Highlighted at American University Dinner

OHIO — “Islam in the Age of Liberalism” was the theme for the Muslim Students Association (MSA) of Bowling Green State University (BGSU) in Ohio, during an annual dinner and convention held on October 18, Sentinel-Tribune reported. “As you can see, Muslims are from all nations … and our events are open to all,” said …

US Muslim Students Raise Funds for Orphanages

WASHINGTON D.C. – Joining thousands of students across the globe, the Muslim Students’ Association (MSA) at George Washington University has decided to organize a weeklong event to raise money for orphans in seven countries, GW Hatchet reported on October 15. “We reached out to other chapters in the District to garner interest in the fundraiser …



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