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Sunday, March 18, 2012

Standup for Peace

"Have you heard the one about the Jewish and Palestinian-American comedians?"


STANDUP FOR PEACE is a disarmingly funny comedy show that brings Jews, Arabs, Muslims, and people from all backgrounds together to laugh, and encourages a dialogue in support of a peaceful resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Comedians Scott Blakeman and Aron Kader have received critical acclaim and have performed at numerous colleges. Standup for Peace has been featured on CNN, Fox News, National Public Radio, and BBC Radio.

MSA and Hillel would like to thank the co-sponsors including the McAlister Center for Religious Activities, the Center for Human Rights Leadership, and ASCMC.

For More Information, please visit
or contact Elham "Ellie" Yusuf-Ali at or Ariel Katz at

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Eid Al Adha 2011

Asalamualaikum, and Eid Mubarak!

We'll be holding an Eid al Adha celebration this week with a delicious dinner, henna, raffle prizes, and a great speaker. Everyone is welcome, so please join us!

Thursday, November 10
6:30 - 8:30 PM
McAlister Center (just north of the Honnold-Mudd Library)

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

My Fellow American

My Fellow American is an online film and social media project that calls upon concerned Americans to pledge and spread a message that Muslims are our fellow Americans. It asks people of other backgrounds to pledge, and share a real life story about a Muslim friend, neighbor, or colleague that they admire. Using the power of social media, My Fellow American seeks to change the narrative of Muslims as the other, to Muslims as our fellow Americans. Please visit for more details.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Sheikh Hamza Yusuf: Law, Ethics, and Sharia

11:30 AM

5C students: sign up at

Guests: email to RSVP

Recently, lawmakers in several states introduced bills seeking to
prevent courts from using Sharia law, but what exactly is it? Sharia
is not limited to law or legal opinions alone, but is much broader in
its scope and has more impact on the lives of its devotees. Muslim
scholars contend that Islamic law presupposes a certain ethical
paradigm, but modern discourse on ethics and Islamic thought often
focus on the extensive ethical principles embedded within the Quran
and the practice of the Prophet Muhammad.

To what extent do such ethical narratives inform the development of
legal judgments on any given issue? This relationship between ethics
and law within Sharia is a relatively new discussion emanating, to
some extent, from the unique experiences of Western and American
Muslim communities.

Hamza Yusuf converted to Islam in 1977, and subsequently traveled
to the Muslim world and studied for 10 years under several re-
spected scholars. He has received teaching licenses in various Is-
lamic subjects. He gives talks on Islam, serves as an advisor to many
organizations, leaders, and heads of state, and is a co-founder of
Zaytuna College in Berkeley.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Crossing Borders screening

"Crossing Borders" a feature documentary that follows four Moroccan and four American university students as they travel together through Morocco and, in the process of discovering "The Other," discover themselves.

7:00 pm
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Davidson Lecture Hall, Adams Hall, CMC

After the screening, Professor Gaston Espinosa will moderate a discussion with special guests.

Sponsored by:
Off-Campus Study, Arabic Club, MSA

Thursday, August 26, 2010

September 2010 Events

Assalamualaikum, Ramadan Mubarak, and welcome to the new school year!

I hope everyone is settling in nicely. We have some great events planned for this month:

Friday, September 3, 7:00 pm - Iftar at Collins Dining Hall
Saturday, September 4, 7:00 pm - Iftar at the Andrabi family's home
Friday, September 10 - Eid celebration. details TBA
Friday, September 17, 1:15 pm - Jummah at McAllister Center

Every night: Taraweeh prayers. Contact Shawn if you need a ride.

If you would like any more information, feel free to contact any of the officers listed on the right.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Internment and Civil Rights Revisited

The Muslim Students Association and Council on American-Islamic
Relations (CAIR-LA) brings you "Legacy- Internment and Civil Rights
Revisited", a program that highlights the experience of Japanese
Americans during and after World War II. The event would include a
presentation from a CAIR-LA representative, a talk by a Japanese
American internee, along with a short documentary featuring the
Manzanar pilgrimage. The event would address questions such as: How
does the Japanese American community experience affect us today? What
are the lessons that have been learned by the Japanese American

Roberts North 15
Claremont McKenna College
Tuesday, April 13th 2010
7:00 - 8:30PM