SMU Muslim Student Association

The Muslim Student Association at Southern Methodist University strives to branch out to all Muslims and Non-Muslims by unfolding the values of unity and knowledge in efforts to increase awareness of Islam.

Welcome to SMU's Muslim Student Association! Our organization unites the Muslims at SMU as they come together and celebrate the tenets of our religion. Simultaneously, we continue our community service and remain an important part of the Dallas community as well, serving as a resource for people of different faiths to learn about Islam and its presence at SMU. Just a few of the services MSA provides to Muslims at both SMU and the surrounding community are weekly Jummah prayers, a wudu room, and a prayer room to offer prayers, as well as weekly meetings following Jummah on Fridays and Iftars during Ramadan. Our organization spearheads three large-scale annual events, the Fast-A-Thon in the fall and Islam Awareness Week in the spring, MSA Showdown, among other lectures, and social events throughout the year.

Mission: The mission of the MSA chapter at SMU is to unite and serve the needs of the SMU Muslim community. Our main goals are to educate and spiritually uplift the Muslim community through the Qur'an and Sunnah as well as serve as a source of information about Islam for the entire SMU community. "All mankind is from Adam and Eve, an Arab has no superiority over a non-Arab nor a non-Arab has any superiority over an Arab; also a white has no superiority over black nor a black any superiority over white – except by piety and good action." --[ From the Prophet's (PBUH) last sermon]

[06/12/20]   Jummah Mubarak ❤️

We wanted to reflect on a few verses from Surah Hujarat today. These verses and many others in the Quran teach us about the importance of racial equality and our personal responsibility to instill it in our communities. It is not enough to just read the teachings of the Quran without applying those lessons to our own lives.
The Black Lives Matter movement is not over and it will take continuous efforts on our part to keep the momentum going. We must continue to support our Black brothers and sisters and turn our beliefs to action. Keep using your voice to fight for justice; whether that is through protests, petitions, donations, or contacting representatives. Continue to educate yourself and others on the matter and learn to be actively antiracist because Black Lives Matter today, tomorrow, and everyday after that.

Recitation by Mishary Rashid Al-Afasy

We stand in solidarity with our Black brothers and sisters. It is our responsibility to fight racism in our own communities and we have listed ways to donate, petition, and get educated. We hope you have these important conversations with friends and family inshallah. Easy access to the links can be found in our bio #blacklivesmatter 🤍

Join us this Sunday for a Virtual Community Iftar with all of the MSA’s in Dallas! The program will include Ramadan Reflections from both Mufti Wasim and Ustadh Isa who are two incredible speakers! Huge shoutout to @msautdallas for putting this event together! See you guys there inshaAllah!

Join us this Sunday for a Virtual Community Iftar with all of the MSA’s in Dallas! The program will include Ramadan Reflections from both Mufti Wasim and Ustadh Isa who are two incredible speakers! Huge shoutout to @msautdallas for putting this together! See you guys there inshaAllah!

Introducing our new MSA Executive Board for Fall 2020 - Spring 2021! A truly incredible group, and we can’t wait for you to see what we have in store for you guys next year inshaAllah! 🐴💙

Your Spring 2020 MSA Exec Board!

Hussain Saleem (President) - @hussainsaleem13
Alishah Ahmed (Vice President) - @alishah.ahmed
Mushfequr Rahman (Secretary) - @mushfequr_
Mena Bahram (Treasurer) - @menabahram
Leena Kamal (Outreach) - @leenaxbean
Amber Siddiqui (Activities/Community Service) - @amberasiddiqui
Ammaar Kazi (Education)
Hebah Jaffery (PR) - @hebah_j
Shayzal Siddiqui (Jummah) - @shayzal_siddiqui
Raahim Pathan (Logistics) - @raahlm

📸: @moham_mad_ani

Asalamualaikum! My name is Hussain Saleem and I am a junior majoring in Economics with Finance Applications! I have loved being a part of the MSA ever since I got to SMU and alhamdullilah I had the privilege of being the President this semester. Being involved with MSA has really made SMU feel like home the past couple of years. My vision has always been to further enhance the infrastructure of our MSA, so that it not only benefits our members this year, but for years to come inshaAllah. Although our semester was cut short, we had an incredible board this semester, and I enjoyed every moment of it. If any of you ever needs anything, please do not ever hesitate to reach out! Stay Safe and Much Love ❤️ 📸: @moham_mad_ani

Salaam, everyone! My name is Alishah Ahmed and I am a sophomore double majoring in Political Science and Finance. I currently serve as the Vice President for MSA alhamdulillah. MSA has been a part of my SMU journey since I first started attending this school and I’m so grateful to be a part of this organization! Our semester was cut short, but I am still blessed to have worked with the current board to create an amazing semester and inshAllah I am excited for what’s to come.
📸: @moham_mad_ani

Hello! My name is Mushfequr Rahman and I am a third-year President’s Scholar from McKinney, TX studying International Studies and Health & Society. I serve as MSA’s Secretary, which has been one of my favorite experiences on the Hilltop. As Secretary, I get to connect with our members every week with our newsletter and I work with some of the greatest people on campus (our Exec, of course). MSA is a great way to learn more about Islam and the Muslim community at SMU - even if you’re not a Muslim! I love SMU’s MSA to bits - there’s a reason why Mushfequr, Mustang, and Muslim all share at least three letters!

📸: @moham_mad_ani.

I’m Mena Bahram, I am a sophomore in the Cox School of Business and I am the Treasurer of MSA! It has been such an honor to serve this role for such an amazing, diverse, and accepting organization on campus❤️

📸: @moham_mad_ani

Salam everyone! My name is Leena and I am a junior serving as the current Outreach Chair. My job is to be a representative of the MSA on and off campus and to invite people like you to this amazing organization. MSA has made SMU more of a home away from home by giving me a family of students and faculty members I know I can always reach out to. My time on the Executive Committee this semester has been so fulfilling, and I am so excited for what’s in store for the future of MSA insha’Allah! Don’t hesitate to reach out to me, it’s always a pleasure.

Quran 49:10

Asalaamualaikum! I’m Amber Siddiqui and I am a Freshman on the pre-med track and am majoring in Biology and Human Rights! MSA has been one of the biggest parts of my experience at SMU and have met some of my best friends through it. Starting at a new school and experiencing college for the first time can be a very daunting task, but I can whole-heartedly say that MSA made that transition 1000x easier for me. Alhumdullilah, I was able to serve as the Activities & Community Service Chair this semester and for the little time we had, I think we had a great time! I am so excited to see what more we can do together and for the community in the future inshAllah. If anybody ever needs anything, even though I do not know how much I can offer cause I’m barely figuring this college thing out myself, feel free to reach out! 📸: @moham_mad_ani

Asalamulaykum. My name is Ammaar Kazi and I am a pre-med student from Memphis, Tennessee. I am majoring in Biochemistry on the Pre-Medical Track, with minors in Arabic, History and Public Policy & International Affairs. Since first joining the organization three years ago, the SMU Muslim Student Association has really made me feel like home at SMU. I genuinely feel that the SMU MSA is the best MSA in Texas and has the potential to be one of the best in the United States. 📸: @moham_mad_ani

Hi my name is Hebah Jaffery. I'm a senior studying civil engineering and human rights. MSA has been a huge part of my time here at SMU! Whether its Jummah, Coffee Talks, or a hangout on the weekend MSA always has something going on. I'm so sad I can't enjoy my last semester on the most beautiful campus ever but I can't wait to come back and see what MSA has going on! 📸: @moham_mad_ani

ASA! My name is Shayzal Siddiqui and I’m a sophomore majoring in Biology and minoring in Human Rights. Joining MSA as a transfer student was one of the best decisions I’ve made. Transferring into a school with a relatively low muslim population was personally a bit intimidating, but MSA helped me find a community to adjust and confide in. I’ve met amazing people who strive to make MSA a home for all the Muslims on campus. It has been an honor to be a part of MSA as Jummah chair. I’m excited to see MSA grow and prosper in the semesters to come! If you guys ever need anything, please FEEL FREE To ask me or anyone on our amazing board.

📸: @moham_mad_ani

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2020 SMU MSA Exec Board 🐴

Salaam, everyone! My name is Raahim Pathan and I am currently a freshman majoring in Biology and Public Policy. I currently serve as the Logistics Chair for the MSA at SMU. MSA has introduced me to a very unique community where I have made many friends. I have gained knowledge about both Islam and life in general during my time at MSA and In Sha Allah I hope to spread this experience and create a community that is very supportive for generations to come!

📸: @moham_mad_ani

Salam everyone! We hope you and your families are all doing well and staying safe! We know it can be tough being at home all the time, but inshaAllah this all passes soon! Going forward for the rest of the semester, we’ve teamed up with UTD and UTA to keep our MSAs active from home! Every Monday, from 5-6pm, we’ll be having a Weekly Halaqah online via Zoom with all 3 MSAs! This will be led by the Mufti Wasim who, if you haven’t heard before, is an incredible speaker especially for college students! The link for the class will be in our Bio!

Stay safe and please don’t ever hesitate to reach out to us if you need anything during this time or if you have any questions!

Showdown Info Session this Friday after Jummah! Come learn about all things Showdown 2020 including information about competitions, hotel, and much more! See you all there inshaAllah!💙🐴

DAY 5: Bring a Friend to Jummah! This Friday, February 28th, bring a buddy to Jummah Prayer in HCSH 101A inshaAllah!🐴💙

Join us today for Session 1 of “What Do I Believe?” led by Ustadh Farzan Parupia! The class schedule is posted above! Looking forward to seeing you all at 5:00pm inshaAllah!💙🙏🏽

DAY 2: Muslim Holidays! Join us Tuesday, February 25th in Fondren Library as we raise awareness over some of the biggest holidays in Islam! Feel free to ask questions and have discussions while enjoying traditional sweets such as Baklava and Dates!🙏🏽💙

DAY 1: Hijab Day! Come join us on Monday, February 24th in Fondren Library for Day 1 of Islam Awareness Week! We’ll be giving out Hijabs and learning about what the Hijab means in Islam inshaAllah! 💙🐴

ISLAM AWARENESS WEEK IS COMING UP! Make sure to come out next week, February 24 - February 28, and get involved in all of the events we have going on! 🐴


Thank you to everybody that came out to Project Downtown this weekend! It was a huge success and truly a blessing to be able to give back to those in need, Alhamdullilah. Huge shoutout to @irutd for making everything happen and allowing us to be apart of this beautiful event that they do every month! Looking forward to the next one inshaAllah!🙏🏽💙

Join us this Saturday, February 15th for Project Downtown with @irutd! We will meet at UTD at 9:30am and prepare packaged meals for the less-fortunate. @irutd is also currently holding a Coat Drive, so we highly encourage you to bring any jackets or coats to donate! Around 11:30am we will head over to Masjid Al-Islam and hand out the food packages and coats inshaAllah!

Thank you to everybody who came out to our annual Fast-a-thon, the event was a massive success! Thank you to @lsarsour and @israspeaks for coming and delivering two incredibly powerful speeches. They were truly inspiring and reminded us the importance of spreading love, and that there need to be changes made in the world, and those changes start with you. We appreciate everything Linda and Isra do, day in and day out, and we hope to welcome them back to @smudallas one day, inshaAllah.💙 @ The Martha Proctor Mack Ballroom at SMU


RSVP for Fast-a-thon! Seats are filling up fast, so please do not wait! OUR BIGGEST EVENT OF THE YEAR! Join us for our annual Fast-A-Thon on Tuesday, November 19th in the Mack Grand Ballroom at SMU!

INTRODUCING OUR BIGGEST EVENT OF THE YEAR! Join us for our annual Fast-A-Thon on Tuesday, November 19th in the Mack Grand Ballroom at SMU! Fast-A-Thon is a day where we fast in solidarity for a cause, and at the end of the day we break our fasts together during a banquet dinner! This year the event will focus on Women in Islam and the role Muslim Women play in activism! We are honored to be joined by two incredible civil rights and political activists, Linda Sarsour and Isra Chaker! Doors will open at 5:30, and free dinner will be provided inshaAllah! 💙
All proceeds from the event will support FACE (Facing Abuse in Community Environments), a social justice organization.

Join us this Thursday for a beautiful conversation of faith for college students! As you all know by now, we no longer have weekly coffee talks, rather the last Thursday of every month, one of the incredible teachers from Roots will come to us and hold Faith on Campus! This month we will be joined by Ustadh AbdelRahman Murphy inshaAllah! We are very much looking forward to this, and we can’t wait to see you all there! (5pm in the Hughes-Trigg Student Center, Atrium CD)

Our 2nd Q&A of the semester with Ustadh Safi is this Friday! Come by for an incredible conversation, catered towards college students today! You definitely don’t wanna miss this! You may submit your questions online at! Please note that all questions are completely anonymous, and there is no specific theme for the questions, so feel free to ask anything! Please try to have your questions submitted by Thursday! 🙏🏽💙🐴

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We are proud to present our Exec Board this year! President - Zubaida Aslam Vice President - Sana'a Ghanim Secretary - Mushfequr Rahman Treasurer - Ahmed Muhammad Public Relations Chair - Hussain Saleem Public Relations Chair - Hebah Jaffery Outreach Chair- Alishah Ahmed Event Logistics Chair- Seher Iqbal Jummah Chair- Imaan Meghani Education Chair- Ammaar Kazi Activities Chair- Ammar Siddiqui Community Service & Mentorship- Nabil Ahmed Interested in filling a vacant position? Email [email protected]!
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