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Bismillah-ir Rahman-nir Raheem,

 

Assalaamu Alaykum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuhu,

 

We pray that this finds you in the best of health and Imaan, Insha Allah.   Jazakum Allahu khayr to all those who submitted nominations. Now it is time for your chapter to cast its vote and select the new board of MSA National, InshaAllah.

Though a number of nominations were submitted, some positions have only one eligible candidate.   Therefore, in order for those candidates to assume their positions, approval MUST be granted by affiliated chapters; in other words your MSA must vote this candidate in.   To review nomination and voting requirements, please visit MSA Nationals website at www.msa-national.org

 

THUS, AFFILIATED CHAPTERS HAVE UNTIL WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20TH, 11 PM EST TO EMAIL ELECTCHAIR@MSA-NATIONAL.ORG WITH THEIR CANDIDATES OF CHOICE AND THEIR STATEMENT OF APPROVAL (RATIFICATION) FOR THE SINGLE CANDIDATE POSITIONS.

Chapters must submit their votes with the consent of their board members, from a valid university account. If there are any questions about this, please ask before submitting your vote.

The positions and candidates up for voting/ratification are as follows:

  • President
    • Asma Mirza (Georgetown University)
  • Treasurer
    • Runda Kuziez (St. Louis University)
  • Vice President Canada
    • Zeina Sleiman (University of Ottawa)
  • Vice President USA
    • Hajar Abdul-Rahim (University of Florida-Gainesville)
  • East Zone Canada Representative
    • No Eligible Nominee at this point in time
  • West Zone Canada Representative
    • No Eligible Nominee at this point in time
  • East Zone USA Representative
    • Sumrah Haider (University of Alabama)
  • Central Zone USA Representative
    • Nura Sediqe (University of Michigan-Ann Arbor)
  • West Zone USA Representative
    • No Eligible Nominee at this point in time

*** For more information on each candidate please see below.

 

The MSA National Elections Committee has compiled a record of this years nominations for MSAs who want more information on candidates. The records include nominations, previous experience, personal essays and letters of recommendation. If your MSA would like more information please email electchair@msa-national.org with "nomination record request" in the subject line. All requests for information must be made by Wednesday, June 20th.

If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to email at the above address or call (901) 216-5263, JazakumAllah Khair.

 

MSA National 2007 Elections Committee

Sister Mariam Hashmi, Ontario
Brother Magdy Mansour, Maryland
Sister Sehrish Siddiqui, Virginia

 

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Nominee: Asma Mirza - President

  • Please list up to five general extracurricular activities participated in during college (on and off campus).
  1. Campaign Civil Rights, Secretary, 2002-2003
  • Please list up to five Islamic extracurricular activities participated in during college (on and off campus).

Org/Group Name, Positions Held, Duration of Involvement

  1. MSA National, Finance Task Force, 2006-2007
  2. MSA National, Director of the MSA Legacy Fund, 2006-2007
  3. MSA National, East Zone Rep, 2005-2006
  4. Georgetown MSA, President, 2004-2005

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Nominee: Runda Kuziez - Treasurer

  • Please list up to five general extracurricular activities participated in during college (on and off campus).
    1. Lead-Leadership Program at St. Louis University
    2. Tae Kwon Do-Black Belt (First Degree)
    3. Student Ambassadors
    4. SLU Student Woman of the Year 2007-Nominee and Recipient
    5. Faith Beyond Walls-Community Assessment Director and Volunteer

Some content has been removed, to view descriptions in their entirety, please email electchair@msa-national.org.

  • Please list up to five Islamic extracurricular activities participated in during college (on and off campus).
  1. MSA-President, Religious Affairs Director; Most Outstanding Student Group Award
  2. Organizer of St. Louis Retreat with Sheikh Mokhtar Maghroui 4 years
  3. Islamic Relief-Dinner organizer for three St. Louis Dinners
  4. Mycoolsisters/Myawesomesisters- Halaqah Organizer and Speaker
  5. MSA National-State Council President 2006-2007

Some content has been removed, to view descriptions in their entirety, please email electchair@msa-national.org.

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Nominee: Zeina Sleiman - Vice President of Canada

  • Please list up to five general extracurricular activities participated in during college (on and off campus).
  1. Events Coordinator, Solidarity for Palestinian Human Rights, University of Ottawa, 2006-current.
  2. Member/volunteer, Amnesty International, University of Ottawa, 2006-2007
  • Please list up to five Islamic extracurricular activities participated in during college (on and off campus).
  1. Associate chair, 2006 MSA National East Zone Canada conference
  2. Graduation Dinner coordinator, 2006, MSA Ottawa
  3. Chair, 2007 MSA National East Zone Canada conference
  4. Volunteer, 2006 Eid Festival, Ottawa

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Nominee: Hajar Abdul-Rahim - Vice President USA

  • Please list up to five general extracurricular activities participated in during college (on and off campus).
  1. Islam on Campus � President
  2. Ramadan Awareness Week
  3. Habitat for Humanity
  4. Adopt-a-Highway
  5. Islam Awareness Month

Some content has been removed, to view descriptions in their entirety, please email electchair@msa-national.org.

  • Please list up to five Islamic extracurricular activities participated in during college (on and off campus).
    1. Southeast Conference
    2. One-Day Seminar (Inter-gender Relations)
    3. Orphan Sponsorship
    4. Fundraising Dinner
    5. Weekly Halaqa

Some content has been removed, to view descriptions in their entirety, please email electchair@msa-national.org.

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Nominee: Sumrah Haider - East Zone USA Rep.

  • Please list up to five general extracurricular activities participated in during college (on and off campus).
  1. American Medical Students Association- Member- Fall 2005/Present
  2. Interfaith Missionary Service- Member- Since Fall 2002
  3. Asian American Organization- Member-Fall 2005/Present
  4. Arabic Club- Officer- Spring 2006/Present
  5. Habitat for Humanity-Volunteer- Fall 2005
  • Please list up to five Islamic extracurricular activities participated in during college (on and off campus).  
  1. F.A.I.T.H. Youth Group- President, V. Pres., Advisor- Since Fall 2004
  2. East Zone Committee- Affiliation Coordinator- Since Fall 2006
  3. Huntsville Islamic Center- Sunday school Substitute- Since Fall 2004
  4. MSA of University of Alabama in Birmingham-Vice President-Since Fall 2005
  5. East Zone Conference 2007- Parallel Sessions Coordinator 

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Nominee: Nura Sediqe - Central Zone USA Rep

  • Please list up to five general extracurricular activities participated in during college (on and off campus).
  1. Mortar Board �senior honor society; Vice President; May 2006- Present
  2. Delta Epsilon Iota � Academic Honor Society; March 2006- present
  3. The Michigan Daily � Staff Writer; September 2003- April  2005
  4. Drum Major Institute- Scholars Program; December 2006- present

Some content has been removed, to view descriptions in their entirety, please email electchair@msa-national.org.

  • Please list up to five Islamic extracurricular activities participated in during college (on and off campus).
  1. The University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) MSA �Former President, Editor in Chief of Al Risalah Magazine, Outreach Coordinator and Ex-Officio
  2. Muslim Public Service Network
  3. Great Lakes Council Chair & Founder
  4. MSA National Central Zone Conference Chair
  5. Former President and Advisor of Toledo Muslim Youth Association

Some content has been removed, to view descriptions in their entirety, please email electchair@msa-national.org.


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