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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

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Rock & Roll Jihad: A Muslim Rock Star's Revolution

Salman Ahmad is the founder and lead artist of South Asia's biggest and longest-standing rock band "Junoon". He is also the author of the recently published "Rock & Roll Jihad: A Muslim Rock Star's Revolution". He is well-known as an international rock star, UN Goodwill Ambassador, and advocate for peace. In his book, Salman Ahmad explores the many influences and experiences which lead him to a life of uplifting music and dedication to peace. Salman Ahmad will perform as well as sign his new book during this event at the Claremont Colleges which none of you should miss!

Who: Salman Ahmad, Author of "Rock & Roll Jihad: A Muslim Rock Star's Revolution"
When: Wednesday, March 24th, 4:15-5:30pm
Where: Board of Trustees Room, CGU. 150 E. 10th St., Claremont, CA 91711

Check out one of his videos:

This event is sponsored by the School of Relgion and the Transdisciplinary Studies Program at CGU and the Claremont Colleges Muslim Students Association.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Bits and Bytes from the Life of the Prophet

Amir is a 26 year old living in Southern California. He graduated from Cal Poly Pomona with a Bachelor’s Degree in International Business and Marketing and a Minor in Digital Media. Amir has been involved in the Muslim community since he was 14 and has been active with organizations like the Muslim American Society, Cal Poly Pomona’s Muslim Student Association, MSA West, Why Islam and other local Mosques. He currently holds the position of Committee Chair for Why Islam Southern California where he enjoys his passion for spreading the message of Islam. Amir works at the largest county fair in the nation, the Los Angeles County Fair, where he is the Advance & Group Sales Manager. Amir is also involved with an online radio station,, where he hosts a weekly show called “The Boiling Point.” His show addresses taboo issues in the Muslim Community and presents them in a fun and provocative manner.

Amir will be presenting clips from the life of the Prophet Muhammad, his society and his companions in an informal setting and answer questions from the audience.

Date: Wednesday, 10th of March 2010
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30PM
Location: CMC Bauer Forum. 900 E 9th Street, Claremont, CA.

Refreshments will be served.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Letter of Support to BSU UCSD

This letter is in response to the recent noose incident at UCSD:UCSD Racial Tensions

Dear BSU of UC San Diego,

On behalf of the officers, advisers, and delegates of Muslim Student Association West, we want to express our support and solidarity with you in these times of hardship. As Muslim students, we understand how it feels to experience hate crimes and face death threats. The African American community is an important part of the American social fabric, enriching our history and culture. Moreover, African Americans are an integral part of the Muslim American community, forming about 25% of Muslims in the United States.

Regardless of these facts, these hate incidents affect all communities across the nation. As Muslim American students and activists who believe in justice for all, it is our duty and obligation to stand with those who are facing blatant and racial injustices on campus. The Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, said, "Whoever of you sees an evil must then change it with his hand. If he is not able to do so, then [he must change it] with his tongue. And if he is not able to do so, the [he must change it] with his heart, and that is the slightest [effect of] faith" (Narrated by Muslim). It is a shame that hate crimes and racial slurs and threats are still issues we face today, but it is not a reality that we will accept; rather, we will fight it until justice is established. MSA West would like to extend it's hand of support and stand with you in solidarity.

Incidents of hate are not new to the MSA at UCSD. Last year hate graffiti appeared throughout campus, hate emails were sent to board members, and one of the UCSD MSA members had her tires slashed. To the disappointment of the MSA, the administration and the police took little action. The Muslim Student Association of San Diego understands the pain of these hate incidents and fully supports all those who undergo similar harassment.

Martin Luther King Jr. once said, "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." If we stand silent in the face of injustice, then we become complicit with the perpetrators. Throughout American history, there have been many acts of hate and brutality towards African Americans and other minorities; this is our opportunity to stand united and mobilize against these injustices. It is crucial that we take a very stern stance against these hateful criminal acts by any means necessary.

“You don't stick a knife in a man's back nine inches and then pull it out six inches and say you're making progress" -Malcolm X. It's time for us to make some real progress.

In Solidarity,

Claremont Colleges MSA
in association with MSA West

Friday, February 26, 2010

MSA survey

Please take part in this survey: Click here to take survey

This will help the MSA evaluate itself and plan future events. Thanks!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Haiti Fundraiser

Islamic Relief
In coordination with Shura Council of Southern CA

Sunday, January 31, 2010 | 5:30pm

Guest Speaker:
Dr. Maher Hathout, Chairman, Shura Council of Southern CA
Dr. Muzammil Siddiqi, Religious Director, ISOC

Sheraton Park Hotel Anaheim
1855 South Harbor Boulevard
Anaheim, CA 92802
(714) 750-1811

Tickets: $35 ($40 at the door)
Table of 10 seats for $350

Dinner & Children’s program provided

For Tickets & Volunteer Info Contact:
714-676-1309 | 888-479-4968 | |

Sponsored by: CAIR-LA, MPAC, MAS-OC, COPPA (more to come)