Meet the MSA's team for the Winter 2024 term! May Allah ﷻ grant them strength in tending to the needs of the Muslim community of UW. May they preserve the inclusive space for students to create a sincere connection to our deen both on and off campus, may they maintain sincere intentions, and may they be rewarded immensely for their efforts. Allahumma ameen! 🤲🏻
To view our past leaders of MSA, view our Wall of Leaders.
Salam all! I am excited beyond measure for our initiatives coming up this semester. We have planned a wide range of events for you all. Let's also not forget Ramadan where we are aiming to foster a stronger community. Speaking of community, we aim to continue and expand our efforts on Palestinian advocacy this term. Last but not least, I'd like everyone to feel zero hesitancy in approaching me and our team of execs whenever they would like to raise a concern, give a suggestion, or even simply chit chat. I look forward to meeting you all this upcoming semester inShaAllah, and building this beautiful family that is ever expanding. Jazakum Allahu Khairan :)
وَنَحْنُ أَقْرَبُ إِلَيْهِ مِنْ حَبْلِ ٱلْوَرِيدِ
"[...] and We are closer to them than ˹their˺ jugular vein." [50:16]
I am a Muslim. My intentions for joining the MSA were to serve God through serving the community. In my role as VP Operations, I manage bookings and communications with WUSA, I respond to lots of emails, and I oversee the tech team. I hope to carry out all the activities associated with my role with a high level of commitment and excellence, because this role is an amanah (roughly translates to “responsibility trusted upon me by people“). As an MSA exec more broadly, I want to be part of ensuring the MSA is a place that all Muslims can come together to build community, and to grow personally and professionally, in a welcoming environment.
مَآ أَنزَلْنَا عَلَيْكَ ٱلْقُرْءَانَ لِتَشْقَىٰٓ إِلَّا تَذْكِرَةًۭ لِّمَن يَخْشَىٰ
"We have not revealed the Quran to you ˹O Prophet˺ to cause you distress, but as a reminder to those in awe ˹of Allah˺." [20:2-3]
السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته
All praise is to Allah SWT. My name is Amna and I'm honored to be your VP Education this term. I'm looking forward to expanding the work the education team is doing and the information we deliver, and facilitating the seeking of Islamic knowledge, and ibaadah on campus as much as possible. If you're in need of anything, want to give a suggestion, or have any advice you wish to convey, please don't hesitate to share it with me or any other exec. One of my favorite passages in the Quran is 2:155-157, which starts with:
وَلَنَبْلُوَنَّكُم بِشَىْءٍۢ مِّنَ ٱلْخَوْفِ وَٱلْجُوعِ وَنَقْصٍۢ مِّنَ ٱلْأَمْوَٰلِ وَٱلْأَنفُسِ وَٱلثَّمَرَٰتِ ۗ وَبَشِّرِ ٱلصَّـٰبِرِينَ
"And We will surely test you with something of fear and hunger and a loss of wealth and lives and fruits, but give good tidings to the patient," [2:155]
Assalamu Aleikum! My name is Labibah and I'm in my third year of Public health. As the VP internal, I oversee community relations, work with the internal team, I’m the on campus liason for NCCM and advocate for the Muslim community. I also work with the MSA branch clubs such as OSP and IIC. My team and I are working on creating an alumni database, introducing Muslim-centered counseling and overseeing bi-weekly cleaning sessions to maintain the cleanliness of the Musala. The establishment of a safe community for Muslims to thrive and interact in is what I hope to help the MA accomplish this year. I want to provide a safe space where members of our community may interact and learn from one another.
فَإِنَّ مَعَ ٱلْعُسْرِ يُسْرًا
"So, surely with hardship comes ease" [94:5]
I am beyond thrilled to embark on another term as your VP External for the UW MSA! The warmth and support from this beautiful community have been instrumental in my personal growth and learning journey. We have some amazing marketing initiatives planned for this term, and I would love to hear any of your suggestions/ideas or any concerns that you might have for me!
يَـٰٓأَيُّهَا ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُوا۟ ٱسْتَعِينُوا۟ بِٱلصَّبْرِ وَٱلصَّلَوٰةِ ۚ إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ مَعَ ٱلصَّـٰبِرِينَ
"O believers! Seek comfort in patience and prayer. Allah is truly with those who are patient." [2:153]
Assalamu Alaikum Everyone! I'm Taha, and I'm currently in my 4B term of Mechatronics. I joined the MSA after realizing how crucial it is in cultivating our community. Now more than ever, our community needs to stand united, which necessitates that we need to be tightly knit. My goal this semester is to make sure that fun community-bonding events consistently take place, bringing our community closer inshaAllah. I'd like to make this term as action-packed as possible with events that appeal to every one of us. I'd like to cultivate a welcoming environment that will make our community feel like family. We have many exciting events in store, so make sure you don't miss out!
وَيَرْزُقْهُ مِنْ حَيْثُ لَا يَحْتَسِبُ ۚ وَمَن يَتَوَكَّلْ عَلَى ٱللَّهِ فَهُوَ حَسْبُهُۥٓ ۚ إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ بَـٰلِغُ أَمْرِهِۦ ۚ قَدْ جَعَلَ ٱللَّهُ لِكُلِّ شَىْءٍۢ قَدْرًۭا
"and provide for them from sources they could never imagine. And whoever puts their trust in Allah, then He ˹alone˺ is sufficient for them. Certainly Allah achieves His Will. Allah has already set a destiny for everything." [65:3]
Assalamu'alaikum People! I'm so honoured to be your VP Finance for this semester. When I first joined Waterloo last fall, it became clear that my principal goal was achieving great things for every brother and sister on campus, and I expect you all to hold me to that promise! I'll be doing my utmost to facilitate some wonderful Iftars for everyone inshaAllah, as well as releasing an array of financial guides to help you on your own journeys bi'ithnillah. The proverbial door is always open, and I'm eager to help anyone with anything, so see you around!
إِنَّ لِلْمُتَّقِينَ مَفَازًا ٣١
"Indeed, for the righteous is success." [78:31]
EventsMohammad Shaharyar Badar
Jasmin Alliyah Hossain
Saad Arif Qadeer
MarketingRama Al Aghbar
Mohammad Farham Siddique
Hamza Yusuf Sardar