Muslim Student Association
|Type of group:||Diversity, Faith, Community, MinCo|
|Meeting time:||Fridays @ 4pm|
|Meeting place:||Muslim Prayer Room, Basement of Thompson Chapel|
The Muslim Students Union at Williams College was founded with the purpose of bringing together students of Islamic heritage in friendship and brother/sisterhood... One of the main goals of the MSU is educating others about Islam and Muslims in an age where such issues are important. The Muslim Student Union promotes peace and understanding among its members, and of course in the greater community of Williams College.
Over the past few years, we have brought various speakers:
- Dr. Khobeisy - Islamic Perspectives on the Afterlife
- Hisham Mahmoud - Jesus in Islam
- Yale Muslim Chaplain Omer Bajwa - The Hajj
- Younus Ayoub - Ramadhan
- South African Activist, Professor and Imam Farid Esack
- ACLU Attorney Jameel Jaffer (Torture in the Rule of Law)
- Danish expert who spoke about the cartoon controversy
- Lecture series on Women in Islam
We held a Fast-a-thon during the month of Ramadan where collected proceeds went to help Hurricane Katrina victims and the Bayat Foundation based in Afghanistan.