Muslim Student Association returns to IWU

By Farah Bassyouni Dec 9, 2022

The Muslim Student Association has reactivated at IWU. Wesleyan used to have an MSA dating back to the early 2000s, but with the pandemic and vandalism of MSA posters in 2018, the RSO has not been active on campus. 

But this week, students received news of an MSA through their email and a link to their new Instagram page, @iwumsa. 

To the student body, they write “the mission of ambitious members of MSA is to provide a friendly atmosphere for our students to unite and develop together.  Islamic teachings have shown a great positive impact in the lives of many Muslims, bringing peace and success in lives, and we want to share them with you through weekly gatherings.” 

They hope to celebrate various Islamic holidays and educate the campus on Islamic culture. They also teased their first event and introduced their executive board on their Instagram account. 

The MSA president, Yahyobek Mamirov, a first-year finance major, expressed the desire for an MSA since his arrival at IWU. The RSO’s vice president, Asyah Hussein, is a sophomore Biology and Neuroscience major who has been involved in connecting IWU to the Islamic Center of Bloomington alongside the Office of Multifaith engagement. 

“For those who have been waiting, congratulations,” MSA said on their Instagram. “Our mission is to help Muslim students who are far from home to feel at home and educate non-Muslim students about Islamic culture through gatherings and events.” 

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