At the core of the Muslim Students’ Association lies the educational aspect of the organization. The two weekly staple events of the MSA, GBM (general body meeting) and halaqah, are established to provide a space on campus to reflect, learn, and grow islamically. Occasionally, GBMs and halaqahs are lighter to help forge that camaraderie that is so essential in maintaining a healthy Muslim spirit at OSU.
The education chairs are tasked with providing this religious component of the organization by organizing and facilitating the GBM’s and halaqahs. Past events held during the 17-18 year include:
- Race Relations in Islam w/ Imam Siraj Wahhaj
- Salaat Hujjaat with MASA
- Islamic Jeopardy.
We look forward to meeting you and collectively improving our imaan in shaa Allah!
Ifrah & Eman
General Body Meetings
Our General Body Meetings are lecture-style assemblies that focus on one aspect of Islamic education per week. A mixture of fun and education, they allows a conducive space for college students to maintain and increase their spiritual ties while providing opportunities to speak with prominent figures within the Muslim community. We also supply a healthy annual list of speakers eager to meet and serve the Buckeye Muslim community as well as host interactive discussion based seminars throughout the year.
Halaqas are religious gatherings primarily for the intensive study of Islam and the Noble Quran. Led by one of the co Education chair or by a guest speaker, halaqas are designed to educate members on various topics pertaining to the Muslim community as well as challenge their spiritual development with questions of philosophy, morals, and ethics. Should you like to give a halaqa or have any further questions/ suggestions on the structure of halaqas, please feel free to contact Eman Eltobgy or Ifrah Abdi. Halaqas are Thursday evenings from 5:30-7:00 PM— location may vary!