Student Org of the Week: Muslim Student Association
By Bryce Calabaza
This week’s Student Organization of the Week is the University of Houston-Downtown’s Muslim Student Association (MSA). MSA has been dedicated to sharing the culture of Islam with the UHD Community since it was formed in Fall 2017.
MSA Officers: Fnu Ayesha, President; Hafsa Khalil, Vice President of Administration; Fatima Adenwalla, President of Finance; Mariam Oriyomi, Event Coordinator.
MSA Faculty Advisors: Dr. Hamida B. Qavi, Chemistry Lecturer; Dr. Zahir Latheef, Assistant Professor of Management.
Mission: The Muslim Student Association is a cultural and religious organization that mainly focuses on spreading the message of Islam. They are concerned with spreading diversity and education through Islam into the UHD community.
Membership: MSA has 150 members. The organization is waiving its membership fees for the Fall 2021 semester. Membership fees are typically $10 per semester or $15 for the academic year.
For more information, contact MSA at email@example.com or follow them on Instagram: @msa_uhd.
Henna & Fried Chicken Charity Event
When: Oct. 25
Time: 12 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Where: Mural Area
Description: UHD students have a chance to get free henna art and fried chicken with members of UHD MSA.
When: Oct. 29
Where: Dawah Center Downtown and Maryam Islamic Center
Message From The Organization: “We welcome the Islamic community as well as those from any background or faith with open arms. We strive for unity through diversity and education.”