CLUB LIFE: Joining in Muslim Community

The Muslim Students Association brings together Muslim-identifying students and those interested in Islam to provide religious resources and sites for discussion in the Bi-Co.

What: The Muslim Students Association (MSA) serves as a meeting point for students identifying as Muslim, those interested in Islam, and those with an Islamic background. MSA also serves as a representative to the larger Haverford community. They provide access to religious services (such as through the support of weekly Halal dinners), access to religious praying facilities on campus, and evening and morning meals while fasting during Ramadan. They also partner with the Bryn Mawr MSA, which regularly hosts panels and talks such as “Addressing Anti-Blackness in Muslim Communities,” a discussion that took place earlier this month at Bryn Mawr.

Who: Ayesha Bhikha ’20 is the head of MSA and Yasmine Ayad ’19 is the treasurer. The club is a gathering of 10-15 students who are either Muslim, interested in Islam, or have strong ties to the Islamic community.

When: MSA holds meetings every Sunday evening and, alongside Bryn Mawr’s MSA, regularly facilitates events that are open to the public.

Did You Know: This year, the first part of Ramadan, the 9th month in the Islamic calendar, will fall during finals week. During this month, Muslims fast during daylight hours.

Get Involved: If you’re a Muslim student or just interested in the Muslim community, feel free to get in touch with either Ayesha ( or Yasmine ( We have weekly meetings and anyone is welcome to attend!

Upcoming: MSA will meet Sunday, May 6, at 5:30 p.m. in the Smith Room of the Dining Center.

Photo by Justin Brendel ’18.