Decolonizing the Muslim experience in SA

The topic of decolonisation has been particularly pertinent in recent times, amidst several social justice movements calling for increased awareness of the lingering effects of colonisation in institutions and social life, globally. In South Africa, the social, economic, political and institutional struggles people experience are all inextricably linked to race[…]

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Maties students protest for halal food

Paarl police were called into the University of Stellenbosch campus on Tuesday where about 30 students marched through the campus in order to hand over a memorandum of grievances to representatives of the university’s management.  The protest was called by the Democratic Alliance Students Organisation (DASO) in Stellenbosch and most[…]

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MSA award aims to counter student apathy

Nominations have opened for the Muslim Student Association Union’s (MSA) annual Yusuf Talia al-Ihsaan Award, which aims to recognise the sterling work and efforts of young Muslims towards contributing towards South African society. 2015 marks the fifth year of the awards existence, which has this year been renamed to honour[…]

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Huge challenges for Muslims at Stellenbosch Uni

Two weeks ago, a video was posted online titled Luister (Listen in English) in which students at the University of Stellenbosch spoke about racist and discriminatory events that they have been subjected to. A few days ago a rally was held at the university, hosted by the Open Stellenbosch movement.[…]

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Muslim youth to launch ‘MSA Schools of the Cape’

Students from several high school Muslim Student Association (MSA) bodies have opted to unite under a solitary banner, with the goal of developing an active network through which to promote cultural and religious identity. The newly formed ‘MSA Schools of the Cape’, which is to launch with a conference this[…]

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New MSA committee elected

The president of the Muslim Students Association (MSA) has hailed an exciting weekend for the union, as several members were officially elected for a two-year term to the body’s national executive committee. With a sizable percentage of members having gathered this past weekend at the University of Witwatersrand (Wits) for[…]

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MSA embarks on collection drive for reusable items

Aiming to promote the concepts of entrepreneurship and upcycling of reusable materials, The Muslim Students Association (MSA) have embarked on its flagship initiative for 2014, titled ‘The Humanitarian Project: Repurposing Waste’. The project is part of the MSA’s Green Dean South Africa initiative, and is being run in collaboration with[…]

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Say an extra prayer for Gaza

The Muslim Students Association (MSA) Union has made an impassioned appeal on Muslim communities to offer an extra prayer for Gaza on Friday. This extra prayer should be performed after the Taraweeh salah at the nearest mosque in your community. The Qiyaam (extra prayer) is offered during the Esha’i Salaah[…]

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