Muslim Student Association
BMSA Constitution BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY MSA_files/BMSA%20Constitution.pdf BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY MSA_files/BMSA%20Constitution_1.pdf shapeimage_3_link_0
eboarD 2007 - 2008
This year the MSA Executive board consists of the following members of our community:

Azra Qizilbash
Neda Eid
Anum Khan
Noor Shamsiah Toha
Ahmed Ali

Our Chaplain: 

   Dr. Imam Talal Eid

He is the founder and the Executive/Religious Director of the Islamic Institute of Boston. He is also the Muslim Chaplain at Mass General Hospital of Boston. For more info about our Imam visit:

Our graduate student representative:

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Suite # 101-07
Location: Lower level of USDAN Student Center
(past the game room behind the doors by the womens bathroom. There will be signs up by the door to help you see it.)

Office phone: (781) 736-5010

Email: shapeimage_11_link_0
good links
v Halal Stores (Moody)

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info for newcomers
= Looking for housing?
The best place to look for housing is on the CRAIGSLIST. Its a website where people post their housing adds. The address is
Look under “Rooms and shared” shapeimage_19_link_0
= Looking for Halal food?
Moody street has some Indian and Pakistani grocery stores that sell Halal meat. Look under the GOOD LIKS. For all other kinds of non-veg item we usually shop at the local super market called “HANNAFORD”.  Its on Main Street, address is 
55 Russell St, Waltham, MA, 
10-15 minutes walking distance from Brandeis. There is a Brandeis shuttle which runs almost every half an hour that will take you to Hannaford and Moody St. shapeimage_21_link_0shapeimage_21_link_1shapeimage_21_link_2
= Looking for warm clothes?
If you need to buy comforters, pillows and bed sheets etc. there are two stores that sell all kinds of house hold goods. They are “TARGET” and “Linens `N Things” both located in Watertown Arsenal Mall. You can take the Bus number 70 to go there. For clothes there is a “Thrift” store on Moody St that sell used overcoats for a very cheap price, around $10 - $20. But if you want to buy new then  
for coats and jackets you can go to “Marshall” or “Filene's Basement” in Arsenal Mall in Watertown or you can go to the 
“BURLINGTON COAT FACTORY” at 37 White Street Porter Square, Cambridge, MA. 
Hours: M-Sat 10am-9pm, Sun 11am-6pm. You can take the commuter rail to go there.,0,587909162178656905&sa=X&oi=local_result&resnum=1&ct=image shapeimage_23_link_0shapeimage_23_link_1shapeimage_23_link_2shapeimage_23_link_3shapeimage_23_link_4
=  Want to go to Cambridge or Boston?
Brandeis has a shuttle that runs during the school year that will take you to Cambridge and Boston. The schedule can be found here. shapeimage_25_link_0
EID Celebration 2008
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
EID Oct 1st
Prayer: 7:30am
Location: Lombardo's Hall, 6 Billings Street, Randolph, MA
Meet us in front of USDAN at 6:30am
EID Party (Henna, Music and good food)
Location: Heller Zinner Forum
Time: 6-8pm
Salam Everyone
Our Imam Talal Eid will be leading the Eid al-Fitr
Inter-Collegiate and Campus Wide IFTAR: Sponsored by MSA, BUILD, Catholic and the Protestant Chaplaincy
Location: Sherman Function Hall
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Insha-allah we'll be having our Inter-MSA and campus wide open Iftaar on the 25th September starting 6:30pm in the Sherman Function hall. This is co-sponsored with the BUILD fellowship program, the Muslim Student Association, the Catholic and Protestant Chaplaincy and a lot of our well-wishers.
Islam And Arts: Photography and Spoken word event
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Salam all,
Sponsored by the International Center for Ethics, Justice, and Public Life:
You are all invited to the Castle, at CHUMS for the first MSA event of the year!
This Thursday, the 18th, we'll have several of the Brandeis Muslim students present their spiritual identity through their own
Observing and sharing the spiritual experience!
Monday, September 1, 2008
Asalammu aliakum and peace unto you all!
Inshallah, god willing, Ramadan will begin September 1st this year and the BMSA is excited to begin the spiritual journey as a group as well as have it open to all interested Brandeis students!
If you aren't familiar with the Muslim holiday of Ramadan
Tentative schedule for Ramadan in 2008
Monday, September 1, 2008
According to the website “” on August 31, the moon will be sightable in Southern Africa, South America, and Central America. Therefore, first day of Ramadan (fasting) in North America according to sighting, is expected to be September 2, Insha-Allah. However, according to Saudi
In the Name of Allah, The Beneficent, The Merciful. All Praise is to Allah, The Lord of the Worlds and Blessings upon His beloved Prophet peace be upon him.
In the name of Allah, the most Gracious the most Merciful...

“May peace be upon you”

Welcome to the Brandeis University MUSLIM STUDENT ASSOCIATION. The goal of our website is "to provide a list of events, updates on MSA related stuff. We are dedicated to nurturing the culture, heritage, and religious practices, as well as combating common stereotypes and misunderstandings about Islam and Muslims. We wish to be a source of education to broaden people's perspectives and promote the tolerance and understanding of the cultural and ethnic diversity that constitutes the heart of Islam."