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The Muslim Student Association

Posted on 2/11/2019 2:30:40 PM by Ayannah McIlwain

The Muslim Student Association is a fun new club on campus this year. They like to center on educating Non-Muslims and Muslims alike on the Islamic culture. I had the opportunity to interview the acting President, Samar Dahleh about what MSA is all about.

What is the mission of MSA?

“MSA's mission is to promote unity, and to encourage and enable Muslims and non-Muslims with the basic knowledge of humanity, equality, and service to others.”

Why did you want to create this club ?

“I wanted to create this club because Cabrini’s campus and the world are both becoming more diverse, we need to personalize the religion of Islam, rather than continue to alienate it.”

What kinds of things do you guys talk about/ activities?

“We talk about many different things like modesty in Islam, the five pillars, and other parts of the basic foundations of Islam. In this current spring semester, we have been discussing potential awareness events such as Hijab day.”

What makes MSA unique compared to the other clubs on campus?

“MSA is unique on campus because of the diversity in the club. Not only do we have Muslims attempting to create a community for themselves but it is split between non-Muslims who want to be more familiar with the religion and to educate themselves.”

When does the club meet? (Days and times)

“We will be meeting on Thursdays at 3:15, in the Wolfington Center, but the location is subject to change.

What are the social media accounts for the club?

“Instagram (@cu.msa) is used for the club as well as GroupMe for group communication.”

Any upcoming events you would like everyone to keep an eye out for?

“We will be trying to have a service event at the end of this month with the Wolfington Center but be sure to look out for MSA during Unity Week!”

If you would like to know more about MSA or even join, reach out to Samar Dahleh at sbd45@cabrini.edu