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Umass Amherst MSA Bilal's Stand Screening PDF Print E-mail
Written by Abdullah Majidi   
Wednesday, 06 October 2010 19:23


13 October 2010 · 7PM - 10:30PM

Location Integrated Science Building Rm. 135


"Bilal – a Muslim high school senior in Detroit – works long hours to keep up both his grades and his family’s long-owned taxi stand. “The Stand” has been the family’s social and financial hub for sixty years, and now Bilal is destined to carry the torch. Yet despite a series of setbacks at home, Bilal secretly submits a college application and takes up ice carving in order to win a scholarship. Now he is forced to decide whethe...r to continue running The Stand – the only life he has ever known – or take a chance at social mobility.

Based on a true story, Bilal’s Stand radiates warmth, humor, and originality. Sultan Sharrief’s debut feature is a freshly crafted film filled with heart and authenticity that transports audiences to a world rarely seen on-screen and heralds the arrival of its filmmaker as a new voice in American independent cinema." (Taken from Bilal's Stand facebook page)

Come join the Umass Amherst MSA as we screen this powerful movie and discuss how people from different backgrounds can work together to create a more open-minded and educated American society!

Refreshments will be served! This is an open event, so bring your friends and family!


Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 November 2010 20:48
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MSA Welcome Back Reception! PDF Print E-mail
Written by Abdullah Majidi   
Thursday, 02 September 2010 10:39

Assalam O Alaikum and Ramadan Kareem to everyone,

Welcome back to another semester at Umass!

The MSA is holding its first event of the year and invites you to come and meet the new MSA board, the new students and catch up with old friends. With them, we would like you to find out what the MSA is about, what it has planned for the year and how you can be involved with the MSA. Since it is the month of Ramadan we will also be servin...g Iftar. So come have fun, relax and hangout with the MSA!


Where: Campus Center Room 165-69

When: 08 September · 6:00PM - 8:30PM

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The goal of the MSA is to create an Islamic atmosphere on campus to facilitate spiritual growth and understanding among Muslims and Non-Muslims. This is executed through creating social and recreational activites as well as with lectures and discussions.

Board Members - 2010-2011


Vice President

Communications Director
Events Coordinator
Publicity Representative

Salman Khanani
Abdullah Majidi
Shan Khan
Halah Rahman
Noman Khanani
Sarah Kazi


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Contact Us
If you would like to contact please send an e-mail to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Although e-mail is the best way you can also call us at (413)-577-2205 from off-campus or 7-2205 from on-campus.

Walk in

We are conveniently located in the Student Union in Room 321. Feel free to come by the office whenever you would like.

MSA Mailing List
MSA sends emails regularly to announce events and relay information about services on campus that cater to Muslims. Please click here to subscribe!

MSA Services

Jummah Prayer
Jummah prayer is offered every Friday in the Campus Center and Hampshire Mosque. The exact room is e-mailed every week on the MSA mailing list. Congregation starts at 1:00 and the sermon starts at 1:15.

Student Union
The MSA shares a room in the student union with the Arab Student Club and is open to everyone. It is a great place to perform prayer in between classes, get some work done on one of its computers, or enjoy some reading from its collection of books. Our address is at:

321 Student Union
University of Massachusetts
41 Campus Center Way
Amherst, MA 01003-9245

The MSA can aid in making college life compatible with spiritual life. If you are in need of a meal plan or housing exemption please contact the MSA. We can help with any other trouble that may need exempting.

The MSA hosts many types of events throughout the semester. These events range from social events and community service to social events. Events like ramadan iftaars, halaqas, bowling, videos, and lunches. The best way to stay informed about any events is through the MSA mailing list and this wesite.

Other Services

Hampshire Mosque
Hampshire Mosque is located right off campus in Amherst Center. Multiple bus routes go by making a trip to the mosque easy. They also do many events and have many classes and halaqas. More information can be found

Halal Food
Dining Commons - Halal food is provided at the Worcester Dining Commons Oak Room by Northeast residential area every weekday. The food is put out at about 6:30PM.


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