Muslim students hope to expand understanding of Islam

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By Sasha D. Robinson

The Muslim Student Association at St. Philip’s College started when an influx of students from Saudi Arabia were wanting a prayer room.

Fidel Simmons, adviser of international student services, said in an interview Sept. 23 they want students to understand the religion.

“They (MSA) don’t want to convert students to being Muslims. They want people to know about the culture and the heritage,” Simmons said

MSA did have pushback from St. Philip’s.

MSA does plenty of community service such as going to the Ronald McDonald House and cooking dinner twice a year.

MSA is open to all students, and not just Muslim students; MSA started in the fall of 2013-14.

MSA meets every Thursday at noon in Room 200 at the Sutton Learning Center at St. Philip’s College.

There are 10-12 students who are currently a part of MSA.


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