Friday, June 29, 2007

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Bismillah hir Rahmanir Rahim.

In the name of God Most Gracious Most Merciful.

Last night I became the President of MSA National.

To be honest I am terrified. This position is such an Amana or Trust. It is an honor and a huge responsibility; a blessing and a weight.

As I look to the future all I know is I want to help Muslim Students and serve Allah. I want to help lead the organization towards that goal.

While people will debate the methods I know so many people have the same goal. Thus while I'm nervous, I am so excited about the future. As a community we have the opportunity to move forward and come closer together. As an individual I have the opportunity to serve my fellow brothers and sisters.

Tonight I will meet with my fellow MSA National officers and start planning for the future. Alhamduillah during the 2007 Zonal conferences we completed a survey to get their feedback on how MSA National can help them. There are other online surveys that we will use to plan the future.

My fellow officers are masha'Allah amazing. Former MSA Presidents, a council chair, and conference chairs they have been so active at the local level. They bring their grassroots perspective and experiences to the National level.

Insha'Allah I will find time over the next few weeksto post what I can and share how the officers of MSA National are planning to help students.

May Allah bless our efforts and make us among those He guides.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Assalamu 'alaykum, Asma... I thought I'd write out the advice I gave you (plus some) so that you could keep it handy.

1) Pray istikhaarah before any big decision

2) Make du'a constantly... before, during, after... asking Allah (swt) to guide all involved (esp. you!) and to bring about what is best for the ummah.

3) Remember that when you are in the middle of a situation, it seems bigger than it is.

Masha'Allah you have good skills of listening, truly and genuinely caring for others and their opinions, and wanting to always do what is right. I pray that people respect you as you respect them and that the way ahead is smooth, filled with barakah.

fe aman Allah

wa 'alaykum salam

me of course said...

it was nice knowing you.....see if you remember me in a year when youre all done being a big shot!

Anonymous said...

You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Best wishes this year and you know if you need anything you have a sister up North :).

Take care
ZK

Anonymous said...

CONGRATS on the position! i'm happy for you and hope, pray and trust that you will meet all the expectations of a president. I know, as a fellow msa member, there was/is/had been a lot of drama with the elections and peoples names not being on the ballot and what not, and let me tell you, you will probably face a ton more drama people, but insha'Allah, you'll deal with those people and problems with hikma't and do well. Good luck and i pray that msa national prospers to the best of its abilities! congrats again.

Khadija said...

aww mabrook Asma! May Allah make this position successful for you!
:)