|Muslim Life @ Duke|
|Meet the Current Executive Board|
The Executive Board for 2012-2013 is as follows. Contact information for all exec members can be found on Duke's online directory by searching duke.edu:
Advisor: Abdullah T. Antepli
Click here for Abdullah's bio.
Educational Advisor: Saadia Yacoob
Salaam! I'm Nabeel Hyder, a senior here studying neurobiology. I'll be president of MSA for the upcoming year, and along with the superb MSA exec board, we hope to play a role in enriching your Duke experience. I am from North Dakota and Karachi, Pakistan. I have absolutely loved living here in North Carolina for the past few years while at Duke. Over the years with MSA, I have gained an appreciation for the many diverse experiences my classmates have had with Islam. Learning from so many close friends has been a great blessing to me.
My name is Ahmed Alshareef, currently a junior at Duke majoring in biomedical engineering. I live in Columbia, SC, but Duke has quickly become a second home for me. I will serve as vice-president for this year's MSA leadership, and I am excited to assist this great community in every way I can. My favorite part of Duke MSA has to be the great group of people that never stop making you reflect, progress, and, most importantly, have fun in your journey through these 4 years!
Assalamualaikum! My name is Rasheed, and I'm a rising sophomore, majoring in Biomedical Engineering as a pre-med student. I'm MSA's Outreach Chair this year, so I'll be setting up events and keeping in touch with other religious organizations, both within and outside of Duke. If you ever need da konnectionz, I can hook you up. Hit up a brotha with any questions you might have.
Hi, my name is Mert Arkan and I'm a rising Sophmore double majoring in political science and economics at Duke. My parents are from Turkey, but I was born near Washington, DC and lived there until 7th grade after which I moved to Switzerland...and then Germany (confusing I know). Now I'm at Duke and I love it! I am lucky enough to be a part of the Muslim community here at Duke, and am very proud to hold the position of Publicity Chair on the executive board. I think that many people underestimate the dual function that MSA serves; it is not only a medium through which our spiritual needs are met, but it also is a great way to socialize and meet new people. Some of the nicest and most accepting individuals I have met here at Duke have been at MSA functions. Given all that MSA has to offer, I look forward to being a part of the community in either an official or unofficial capacity for years to come.
Salaam everyone! I'm Nazanin Amini and I'm the Duke MSA treasurer for the 2012-13 academic year. I'm a senior studying a self-designed major called Neuroscientific Approach to Political Behavior and getting a certificate in Global Health. Born in Afghanistan, I now live in the great Garden State. I find solace in God, family, friends, music and CHOCOLATE. My favorite things about Duke MSA include the Campus Wide Fast, Fajr at the Duke Gardens and most importantly, the incredible group of people that make up this community. I am really grateful for how welcome I have felt in this community and I'm looking forward to sharing that with our new members. My experience at Duke has been amazing and having MSA as part of that has only added to this great journey. If you have any questions about MSA, Duke or just life in general, I'll be glad to share with you my 22 year-old wisdom. :)
Assalamualaikum everyone! I'm Shajuti, a sophomore from Raleigh, majoring in Economics and Public Policy. As I am secretary-historian for MSA this year, I will be sending you e-mails very often to keep you in the loop (at least skim them please!).
One of my most favorite services that MSA offers is Jummah every Friday. Listening to the khutbah each week gives me the motiviation and reminder that I need to continue pursuing my faith and all other goals.
Salaam yall :). My name is Noreen, and I'll be Duke MSA's Civic Engagement Chair for this school year! I'm a junior studying Neuroscience and Arabic. I'm originally from Atlanta, Georgia (Dirty south!!), so I am quite gangster as I'm sure you all will realize soon off ;). At Duke, you'll usually catch me walking through the gardens (sometimes praying with my MSA buddies) or baking desserts for everyone. Hope to meet you all soon inshaAllah :).
Zohair is a fine young chap from Manchester and will be MSAs Weekly Activities Chair. He is a sophomore, currently studying the Neuroscience. He enjoys the occasional Rooh Afza and finds partying 'til Fajr with the brothers a must.
Salaams everyone! I am Nazia, a junior studying Electrical and Computer Engineering. I am from Columbia, South Carolina 8) Love late night adventures with my MSA peeps (especially the ones in the gardens) and the sisters' halaqahs. I am really excited to meet all of the incoming freshmen (so many of you!) and hope that you enjoy our community as much as I do. Welcome to Duke!