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Self Defense Seminar
Apr
6
10:00 AM10:00

Self Defense Seminar

Join us at the Division of Public Safety (DPS) for our self-defense workshop! We encourage everyone to come out and learn some basic self-defense maneuvers from DPS officers.

The women's session will be Saturday March 23rd.
The men's session will be held Saturday April 6th.

Wear comfortable clothes, shoes, and bring lots of water!
We hope to see you all there.

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Self Defense Seminar
Mar
23
10:00 AM10:00

Self Defense Seminar

Join us at the Division of Public Safety (DPS) for our self-defense workshop! We encourage everyone to come out and learn some basic self-defense maneuvers from DPS officers.

The women's session will be Saturday March 23rd.
The men's session will be held Saturday April 6th.

Wear comfortable clothes, shoes, and bring lots of water!
We hope to see you all there.

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Islamic Finance
Mar
13
5:00 PM17:00

Islamic Finance

Dr. M. Yaqub Mirza is President and CEO of Sterling Management Group. He is also an Advisor to the Board of Trustees of the Amana Mutual Funds. Dr. Mirza is a member of the Board of Directors, University Islamic Financial Corporation, and is a member of the Board of Trustees, George Mason University Foundation, Inc. He holds a M.Sc. from University of Karachi, and a PhD in Physics and an MA in Teaching Science from the University of Texas at Dallas. He is the author, most recently, of Five Pillars of Prosperity: Essentials of Faith-Based Wealth Building (White Cloud Press, 2014). He teaches courses on Islamic finance and faith-based wealth building at TFI.

As we go through college and post-grad, our financial responsibility escalates, but how do we handle it Islamically? What is the extent of our knowledge when it comes to islamic finance? Are you looking to expand that knowledge?

Join us in Harnwell M10 on March 13th, from 7-8:30pm, where we will be having a conference call with Dr. Mirza in which he will give a lecture on how to manage your finances in accordance with Islamic jurisprudence.

Do you have questions about halal investing and financing that you've always wanted answered? Submit questions here: https://goo.gl/forms/wcrhjU5Fv0cjgfcF3

We hope to see you there inshaAllah!

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Imam Khalid Latif: Citizenry, Loyalty and Identity (Please RSVP)
Mar
1
6:00 PM18:00

Imam Khalid Latif: Citizenry, Loyalty and Identity (Please RSVP)

  • Papadakis Integrated Science Building (map)
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*PLEASE RSVP*
tinyurl.com/dmsaKL2019

Drexel MSA presents Imam Khalid Latif: Citizenry, Loyalty & Identity: Between Faith and Nationalism, in collaboration with Temple MSA, USCI MSA and Penn MSA. The event will be on Friday, March 1st from 6-8pm in Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building: Room 120 (3245 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104). NYU Islamic Center's Executive Director and Imam, Khalid Latif, will be leading the discussion on balancing our Deen and our citizenry in a non-Muslim majority country, particularly one at war with Muslim countries.

Our Speaker: "Imam Khalid Latif was appointed the first Muslim chaplain at NYU. Imam Latif has dedicated himself to America's largest Police Department, and has developed tremendously valuable skills as a spokesperson for co-existence, mutual understanding and productive relationships between cultures, communities and religions. He is a highly sought-after speaker, offering to diverse audiences his unique blend of motivational speaking, leadership insights, spiritual development and religious awareness. Imam Latif has been quoted or otherwise featured on numerous media outlets including BBC, NPR, CNN, the New York Times, Newsweek, Time Magazine, BET and GEO TV. Amongst many awards and distinctions for leadership and community service over the last few years, Imam Latif was most recently named one of 500 most influential Muslims in the world in 2009 by Georgetown University's Prince Alwaleed Bin Talaal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding and The Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre."

The event is open to all schools and graduates/undergraduates/alumni!

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Living a Life of Service
Feb
19
7:00 PM19:00

Living a Life of Service

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Shaykh Mohsen Al'Najjar has traveled the world taking knowledge from many great scholars of our time. A student of leading scholars in the Hijaz, he specializes in Shafii and Hanafi fiqh, among many other disciplines. He also completed his doctorate program at Cambridge.

Come for a discussion about what it means to live a life in service of helping others.

Date: Tuesday, February 19
Time: 7 -9 PM
Location: The Christian Association
118 S 37th St, Philadelphia, PA 19104-3214, United States

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Service Series: Career Workshops
Feb
9
10:00 AM10:00

Service Series: Career Workshops

Be a mentor for students at The Islamic Education School. Answer questions and offer insight into majors and careers. If you signed up to lead a group in your field of study, look out for an email with details! If you are interested in leading a group, contact sbadlis@nursing.upenn.edu

Christian Association Building

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Imam Suhaib Webb: Living as a Muslim in 2018
Nov
15
6:00 PM18:00

Imam Suhaib Webb: Living as a Muslim in 2018

Drexel MSA presents Imam Suhaib Webb: Living as a Muslim in 2018, in collaboration with Penn MSA, Usciences MSA and Temple MSA. The event will be on Thursday, November 15th from 6-8pm in Bossone Auditorium. Well renowned Imam Suhaib Webb will be leading the discussion about what it means to be a Muslim in today's cultural and political climate, and the different challenges we face as Muslims. The event is open to everyone. (Just make sure to RSVP below!!)

RSVP:
https://goo.gl/forms/uAy9QGVUNF2HlNEf2
*Note: This event is open to everyone!*

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Ashura Program: Karbala Through the Eyes of Zaynab
Sep
14
6:00 PM18:00

Ashura Program: Karbala Through the Eyes of Zaynab

Come to the MSA's Annual Muharram Program for 2018. We will have Sister Nicole Correri discuss the importance of Muharram and Imam Hussain's stance, the power of words, and the significance of Sayyida Zaynab in the Battle of Karbala.

Food will be served!

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Friday, September 14th from 6:00PM - 7:30PM

Christian Association - 118 S. 37th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

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Essentials Class
Sep
9
1:30 PM13:30

Essentials Class

  • Christian Association at the University of Pennsylvania (map)
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Please join us this Sunday (1:30-2:30PM) at the CA as we try to collectively nurture our relationship with Allah and His Messenger ‪ﷺ‬.

We will be looking at some imperative ahadith, understanding the essence of our tradition from the primary sources, Allah’s 99 names, their meanings, their effects upon the heart, as well as the Shamaa’il (characteristics) of the Holy Prophet ‪ﷺ‬ to revive our hearts to Al-Haqq, in sha Allah.

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Christian Association at the University of Pennsylvania

118 S 37th St, Philadelphia, PA 19104

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The Forgiveness Path with Dr. Sabrina N'Diaye
Mar
29
7:00 PM19:00

The Forgiveness Path with Dr. Sabrina N'Diaye

Join Penn's Muslim Life Program and MSA in discussing the path to forgiveness with Dr. Sabrina N'Diaye!

Forgiveness is a central aspect of spiritual life that science is now better understanding its impact on our health. This workshop focuses on identifying patterns and blockages that prevent our spiritual and physical well-being and growth.

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Footsteps of the Prophets with Dr. Younus Y. Mirza
Feb
15
7:00 PM19:00

Footsteps of the Prophets with Dr. Younus Y. Mirza

Join Penn's Muslim Life Program and MSA in a series discussing the footsteps of the Prophets with Dr. Younus Y. Mirza! 

This five session short course will take a close look at the character and lives of key prophets that are found both within the Qur'an and the Bible. Based in the sacred texts, this course will include the ways in which the stories have been brought to life through added details from Hadith literature and folklore. The course will also look at how the stories and personalities are presented differently within the Muslim tradition from their representations in Biblical traditions. Focus will be given to looking at the key traits and lessons we receive for our own lives.

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Tranquil Hearts
Nov
15
5:50 PM17:50

Tranquil Hearts

This on going class will survey practices of meditation and invocation within the Muslim tradition. Students will be exposed to different compilations and expressions of dhikr and Islamic meditation.

Class will be facilitated by Chaplain Patricia Anton and will include guest speakers and videos. The first half of each session will give a background and understanding related to a practice. The second half students will spend engaged in dhikr or meditation. 

Sample Topics:
Reflection in Prayer
Prophetic Invocatons (daily & related to times or circumstances)
Daily Litanies (wird/awrad)
Invocing the 99 names of Allah
Supplication (du'a)
Salawat on the Prophet (sws)
Poetry
Reflection (tafakir)
Contimplation (tadhabir)
Self-observation (muraqabah)
Engaging with dreams

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Protectors of One Another
Nov
9
6:00 PM18:00

Protectors of One Another

"The Believers, men and women, are protectors one of another: they enjoin what is just, and forbid what is evil: they observe regular prayers, practise regular charity, and obey Allah and His Messenger. On them will Allah pour His mercy: for Allah is Exalted in power, Wise." Qur'an 9:71

In light of recent scandals and contraversies in the Muslim community and the presence of #metoo circulating, a respectful dialogue is needed to help address the dynamics in our community that errode trust among Muslim men and women. This event will bring together students to engage in a facilitated dialogue with one another and with their faith about their hopes and concerns as relates to the topic. 

Shaykh Mohammad Adeyinka Mendes, Imam of the Muslim Center of Greater Princeton, will join our Chaplain, Patricia Anton in exploring our understanding of gender and what it means for us spiritually, as women and men, in our time.

 

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Tranquil Hearts
Nov
8
5:00 PM17:00

Tranquil Hearts

This on going class will survey practices of meditation and invocation within the Muslim tradition. Students will be exposed to different compilations and expressions of dhikr and Islamic meditation.

Class will be facilitated by Chaplain Patricia Anton and will include guest speakers and videos. The first half of each session will give a background and understanding related to a practice. The second half students will spend engaged in dhikr or meditation. 

Sample Topics:
Reflection in Prayer
Prophetic Invocatons (daily & related to times or circumstances)
Daily Litanies (wird/awrad)
Invocing the 99 names of Allah
Supplication (du'a)
Salawat on the Prophet (sws)
Poetry
Reflection (tafakir)
Contimplation (tadhabir)
Self-observation (muraqabah)
Engaging with dreams

Every Wednesday from 5:00pm to 5:50pm in SPARC.

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Scripts 'n' Scribes Arabic Calligraphy Workshop
Oct
28
12:00 PM12:00

Scripts 'n' Scribes Arabic Calligraphy Workshop

Special Calligraphy Workshop - Information Below:

"I am very excited to inform you that a calligrapher from Spain, Pablo Casado, will be visiting the PA area this Fall. I am emailing you about his workshop because it could be of interest to your members.

Pablo will teach a weekend workshop at UPenn (Houston Hall) on Saturday, October 28 from 12:00pm-4:00pm. 

The class will include 4-full hours of personal instruction. The cost is only $60, which includes all the materials needed for the class. including paper, pen, and ink.

For discounts and additional information, please visit our website: Scripts 'n' Scribes

Here is the registration link: Weekend Class at UPenn

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[IDS] Islam 101: What do Muslims Believe? w/ Women's March Speaker, Ieasha Prime
Oct
23
6:00 PM18:00

[IDS] Islam 101: What do Muslims Believe? w/ Women's March Speaker, Ieasha Prime

Join Penn MSA for our Islamic Discovery Series’s educational event on Monday, October 23 at 6pm in Huntsman Hall (Room 355) called Islam 101: What do Muslims believe in? with Ieasha Prime!

More than 60% of Americans have not met a Muslim. Come by Huntsman to see what Islam is about, and understand what your Muslim friends believe. Dinner will be provided!! 

Our speaker, Ieasha Prime, is an educator, activist, public speaker, and education consultant. She was also one of the speakers at the Women’s March in January. Her passion is educating and empowering Muslim women to be leaders. She is the Executive Director of Barakah, Inc. a community based organization empowering women and youth with a foundation of Islam.

Ieasha Prime is a traditonal Islamically trained educator, activist and public speaker. She studied Arabic and Quran at the Fajr Institute followed by general Islamic studies in Cairo, Egypt. After two years in Egypt, she moved to Hadramaut, Yemen and enrolled in Dar al Zahra, an Islamic University for Women. There she studied Aqeedah, Quran, Hadith, Arabic, Jurisprudence (Fiqh), Islamic law, Purification of the Heart and other religious related learning. Her lineage of scholarship from whom she received direct education can be traced directly back to the Prophet Muhammad (Salla Allahu alaihi wa Salaam) from the Husseini lineage. Under the tutelage of her professors, she has established several circles of knowledge and continues to teach and lecture across the United States and abroad.

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