Upcoming & Past Events

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  • General Body Meeting: Meet and Greet with Imam Shair! March 10th, 2014

    Date: Thursday, March 13th
    Time: 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
    Location: TBA

    Salaams! YOU are invited to our MEET AND GREET general body meeting! It’s time to take a break from studying! MEET our new religious life advisor, Imam Shair Abdul-Mani. PITCH in with ideas for programming. ...

  • SeekersCircle Study Group February 27th, 2014

    Date: Every Monday
    Time: 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
    Location: 509 Hamilton Hall

    The SeekersCircle is an online service that broadcasts lectures to centers around the world. Columbia MSA has decided to be a hosting center for SeekersCircle. Every week, we will watch a video in which a scholar ...

  • Discussing Mental Health in the Muslim Community February 24th, 2014

    Date: Thursday, February 27th
    Time: 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
    Location: 628 Kent Hall

    In January 2012, the AMHP (American Muslim Health Professionals), identified mental health literacy as the number one area of public health concern among Muslims in the US. Muslims are in a place where we (1) suffer stigma ...

  • General Body Meeting February 10th, 2014

    Date: Wednesday, February 12th
    Time: 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
    Location: Diana LL2

    Salaams! YOU are invited to our first G-BODY MEETING of the semester! LEARN about the upcoming events for the semester and affiliated clubs and causes. MEET cool people on campus and get to know them. EAT as dinner will be provided. TALK about what you ...

  • Ivy Muslim Conference 2014 February 02nd, 2014

    The 5th annual conference of Ivy Muslims for networking, fellowship, and mutually beneficial dialogue

    Date: February 14th-15th, 2014
    Location: Yale University

    The Ivy League is a consortium of universities that share unique social, intellectual and professional opportunities and challenges. In the midst of contemporary American academic life, Muslims at these institutions grapple with ...

  • Interfaith Leadership in a Time of Global Religious Conflict November 22nd, 2013

    Couldn’t make it out to hear Eboo Patel speak? Check out the audio recording of the event below.


    Date: Wednesday, December 4th
    Time: Lecture begins at 7:00 PM & Dialogue begins at 8:30 PM
    Location: Lecture in Ella Weed (Milbank Hall, Room 223) & Dialogue in Milbank Hall, ...

  • The Arts and Sciences of Islam November 19th, 2013

    Date: Monday, November 25th
    Time: 8:00 PM to 9:30 PM
    Location: Hamilton 517

    The Columbia University Muslim Students Association is proud to host a lecture featuring esteemed professor George Saliba and renowned calligraphist Aisha Holland.

    As a result of the enlightenment, science and art have been historically appropriated as “western,” thereby ...

  • Fall Bowling Outing November 10th, 2013

    Date: Sunday, November 17th
    Time: 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    Location: Frames NYC (550 9th Avenue, on the corner of 40th Street)

    Join fellow members of the MSA for a bowling outing this month! This will be an informal social event organized by the MSA, but not sponsored by it—you will have to ...

  • Who is Jesus? A Jew, a Christian, and a Muslim Examine Their Sacred Texts November 10th, 2013
    Date: Tuesday, November 19th
    Time: 8:00 PM
    Location: Hamilton 602

    In conjunction with the Veritas Forum and Hillel, the Columbia MSA is proud to present Who Is Jesus? A Jew, a Christian, and a Muslim Examine Their Sacred Texts, an interfaith dialogue with Jesse Peterson, Sarit Kattan-Gribtez, and Prof. Souleymane Diagne. Our panelists will be ...

  • Modern Women of Faith November 04th, 2013

    Date: Wednesday, November 13th
    Time: 7:00 PM
    Location: Satow Room, Lerner Hall

    The Columbia University Muslim Students Association and Columbia/Barnard Hillel present Modern Women of Faith: A Round Table Discussion on Religion, Gender Roles, and Sex in Judaism and Islam.

    Cultural misconceptions about the role of women and gender in Judaism ...

  • Fall Bowling Outing: Survey November 03rd, 2013

    Join fellow members of the MSA for a bowling outing this month! This will be an informal social event organized by the MSA, but not sponsored by it—you will have to pay for your own entrance, shoe rental, food, etc. (it will likely be around $20-$30). Once we get a sense of how many people ...

  • Study Break This Week! October 28th, 2013

    Date: Wednesday, October 30th
    Time: 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
    Location: TBA

    Stay tuned for details on a study break happening this week! There will be free food and games.

  • A Dialogue on Shariah, Morality & Modernity w/ Prof. Wael Hallaq October 28th, 2013

    Couldn’t make it out to hear Prof. Hallaq speak? Check out the audio recording of the event below.


    Date: Thursday, Nov. 7
    Time: 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
    Location: 208 Knox Hall (on 122nd St between Broadway & Claremont Ave.)

    RSVP here.

    A rare dialogue with world-renowned Professor Wael B. ...

  • Science, Rationality & Islam: A Leap of Faith? October 24th, 2013

    Couldn’t make it out to hear Dr. Abutaleb speak? Check out the audio recording of the event below.


    Date: Monday, October 28th
    Time: Doors open at 6:45 PM
    Location: Satow Room (in Lerner Hall)

    This event is open to ALL, but non-CUID guests must send an e-mail to 

  • 4th Annual Interfaith Service Hop Weekend: Fall 2013 October 13th, 2013

    This year marks the 4th annual Service Hop Weekend, hosted by Hillel, MSA, Catholic Ministries, Canterbury Club, HSO, LDSSA, and Interfaith Collective. These groups will join together once again for service hopping the weekend of October 25th! The structure will be the same as last year’s: if you sign up, about a week before the event you ...

  • Jumu’ah w/ Rashid Dar October 11th, 2013

    Couldn’t make it out to hear Rashid Dar speak? Check out the audio recording of the event below.


    Date: Friday, October 11th
    Time: 1:15 PM
    Location: Second floor of Earl Hall

    We are pleased to announce that Columbia’s own Rashid Dar (SIPA ’15) will be the khateeb for this week’s ...

  • Eid al-Adha 2013 October 10th, 2013

    Join the Columbia Muslim Students Association and community in planning your Eid al Adha celebrations! You can find all these details on Facebook as well. We have three events planned for the Muslim community around Morningside Heights:

    1. Yaum al-Arafah Iftar
    2. Eid Prayers
    3. Eid al-Adha Banquet featuring comedian Aman ...

  • More Than Money: How Does Spending Transform Us? October 06th, 2013

    Date: Tuesday, October 8th
    Time: 7:30 PM
    Location: Roone Arledge Auditorium

    To ensure that you will be provided with FREE dinner, pre-register now via this Google form.

    A Columbia education prepares us to earn money but gives us little training in spending it well. Why do we love money so much? Is success ...

  • Weekly Halaqas October 06th, 2013

    Update: For the remainder of the semester, there will be one, weekly, co-ed halaqa. Check out the sidebar on the weekly e-mails for weekly updates about the time and location.

    Sisters’ Halaqa

    Date: Every Tuesday
    Time: 9:00 PM to 10:00 PM
    Location: Hamilton 302

    Eat, socialize, and meet other ...

  • Muslims Against Hunger September 27th, 2013

    Date: Sunday, September 29th
    Time: 10:30 AM to 1:00 PM
    Location: Lerner Hall and various locations in Harlem

    Project Nur, the newly formed social justice arm of the Columbia University Muslim Students Association, is proud to announce its first service event of the semester with Muslims Against Hunger‘s Hunger Van project! We will ...

  • General Body Meeting September 23rd, 2013

    Date: Thursday, September 27th
    Time: 8:00 PM to 9:30 PM
    Location: Lerner Hall, Room c555

    We will be having our first general body meeting of the year this Thursday! Join fellow MSA members for an informal discussion on school and Islam as well to get to know each other. There will be pizza ...

  • No More Sexual Assault September 16th, 2013

    Date: Thursday, October 10th
    Time: 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
    Location: The Diana Center

    Columbia University’s Rape Crisis/Anti-Violence Support Center and MSA are co-hosting “No More Sexual Assault,” a panel and discussion on the cultural and religious taboos surrounding sexual assault in Muslim and South Asian communities.

    TELL ...

  • Putting Poverty in the Past September 07th, 2013

    Couldn’t make it out to hear Imam Khalid Latif, Sister Asma Hanif, and Imam Zaid Shakir speak? Check out the audio recording of the event below.


    Event Details

    Date: Thursday, September 19th
    Time: 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
    Location: Roone Arledge Auditorium

    Project Nur, the newly formed social justice arm ...

  • Welcome Dinner! September 07th, 2013

    Date: Thursday, September 12th
    Time: 8:00 PM
    Location: Lerner Party Space (Basement Floor)

    The Columbia University Muslim Students Association cordially invites you to its annual welcome back dinner, our first event of the year! Come out to meet your fellow MSA members and learn about our upcoming events while ...

  • Fast-a-thon 2013: The NFL Fasts for Myanmar March 22nd, 2013

    Thanks for making this a great event! More photos can be found on our page’s Facebook album!

    Date: Tuesday, March 26th
    Time: 7:00 PM
    Location: Diana Event Oval, Barnard College

    Join MSA and NFL football player Hamza Abdullah at MSA’s annual Fast-a-Thon! One of the biggest events of the year, Fast-a-Thon is a day when ...

  • IAW 2013 January 05th, 2013

    Islam Awareness Week 2013 is here! Come join us starting this Thursday, February 7th until Friday, February 15th, for a week filled with exciting events! Be sure to attend and bring your friends! All events are open to all CUID holders; non-CUID holders are welcome to attend by RSVPing by contacting us.

    Open Mic Night ...

  • IAW 2012: “Imagining Muslims” January 11th, 2012

    The Columbia MSA would like to welcome everyone to our annual Islam Awareness Week from Friday, February 10th to Friday, February 17th. This year’s theme is “Imagining Muslims” We hope that you will enjoy our wide array of programs listed below featuring performances, discussions, lectures, and dinners. Each event hopes to contribute a more diverse and ...

  • Fast-a-thon 2011 September 27th, 2011

    Date: Friday, October 21st
    Time: Fast-breaking reception outside of Roone @ 6:10 PM; Doors Open 7:15 PM
    Location: Roone Arledge Auditorium

    Join the Muslim Students Association and the African Students Association for MSA’s annual Fast-a-Thon!  MSA’s biggest event of the year, Fast-a-Thon is a day when students, faculty, and members of the greater NYC community ...

  • General Body Meeting September 17th, 2011

    Date: Thursday, September 22nd
    Time: 8:30pm – 10:00pm
    Location: East Ramp Lounge, Lerner Hall

    Salaam everyone and welcome back to the school year!

    The MSA would like to invite you to the first general body meeting of the semester! Come meet the board members, our new Chaplain Imam Khalil Abdur-Rashid, mingle with friends, ...

  • Eid-ul-Fitr Dinner September 17th, 2011

    Date: Friday, September 30th
    Time: 7:30pm – 9:30pm
    Location: Diana Event Oval

    Save the date for the 2011 MSA Eid Al-Fitr Dinner! Imam Khalil will be there to share with us his insights on Ramadan, Eid and how we can promote the blossoming of our community and our own personal ...

  • A Conversation with the Cordoba Initiative’s Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf March 04th, 2011

    Date: March 9, 2011
    Time: 8 PM, doors open at 7:15 PM
    Location: Roone Arledge Auditorium

    The Helvidius Group, the publishing body of the Columbia Journal of Politics & Society, the Middle East Institute, the Kraft Family Fund for Intercultural and Interfaith Awareness and the Office of the University Chaplain ...

  • A Latino Muslim Experience February 24th, 2011

    A Puerto Rican- American, Jason “Hamza” Perez accepted Islam at age 21. His award-winning documentary, ‘New Muslim Cool,” follows him as he steers away from his former life as a drug dealer and tries to rebuild a life of spirituality and peace. Hamza ...

  • Halaqa & Bear Mountain Retreat October 31st, 2010

    Time: 10:30 AM – 7:00 PM
    Date: Saturday, November 6th
    Place: Halaqa Location
    Retreat Location: Bear Mountain State Park, NY (Departing Columbia University Gates)

    IMPORTANT UPDATE: If you have already signed up for the retreat, please email rns2111@columbia.edu with your name, email, and phone number. If you have ...