Peace be unto you
Welcome the the GUMSA Website.
The Glasgow University Muslim Student Association (GUMSA) is one of the largest societies on Glasgow University Campus, where we aim to spread the message of Islam on campus and provide a means for Muslims to socialise and make friends.
We do a variety of events including Charity Week, Reunion Dinners and Islam Awareness Weeks. We also invite scholars to give talks on topics relevant to the youth. There are also weekly sports and circles that are open for everyone. Whatever it is, we’ve got something for you.
Join us if you are a present member, former member of the university or just interested in GUMSA events. And remember, you don’t have to be a muslim to join or attend our events! sign up here.
HISTORY – ESTABLISHED : 1968
In 1968 a brother called Aslam Ibrahim initiated the GU—Muslim Students Association with aims to unify and activate the Muslims on campus. His aims were simple – to create a voice for Muslim students to be able to fully practise their religion at Glasgow University.
Since GUMSA’s inception, we have striven to fulfil these aims as well as create new ones in which we foster links with the university and other student bodies in order to work together for the community in Glasgow. Insha’ Allah we hope to uphold these values.
If you want any more info please explore our website for dociments, advice and contact details. Also follow us on Twitter and Instagram: @glasgowuniislam
Our Awards (See our wiki section for more)
- Most Creative Act of Good 2018 – FOSIS
- Political Engagment Aware 2016 -FOSIS
- ISCO of the Year 2016 – FOSIS
- Most Academic Society 2015 – FOSIS
- Best Event 2015 – University of Glasgow
- Most Charitable Society 2014 – University of Glasgow
- Best Social Events 2014 – FOSIS
- Best Networking & Collaboration 2011 – FOSIS
With so much to do every year, there’s always a job AVAILABLE for everyone.
Every year, at our AGM, new members of the GUMSA committee are selected via a voting process. Whether you’re in first year, or preparing to hand in your Phd thesis, there’s no age requirement to become a committee member. If you’re right for the role, we’re more than happy to have you on board! If you don’t make the committee, we have a strong team of volunteers ready to welcome you with open arms. With so much to do every year, there’s always a job available for everyone!
GUMSA Committee Members 2019/2020
President: Azam Ghaffar
Vice President Brother: Mubeen Zafar
Vice President Sister: Janna Butt
Treasurer: Danish Zaidi
General Secretary: Nora Benhach
PR and Marketing: Mehnaz Naveed
Education Officer: Rumaisa Zubairi
Brothers’ Socials Convenor: Hamza Riaz
Sisters’ Socials Convenor: Anika Sadia Chowdhury
Vice President Brother: Abu-Hurayrah Jamil
Vice President Sister: Madihah Hussain
Treasurer: Azam Ghaffar
PR and Marketing: Abubakr Mahmood
Education Officer: Yash Thakur
Brothers’ Socials Convenor: Mohiz Nasir
Sisters’ Socials Convenor: Zayna Syyed
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Addresses: 23 Gallowgate Road, G1 5AA, 0141 552 2511 — 162 Albert Drive, G41 2NG, 0141 258 4172 —18 Gibson Street, G12 8NX, 0141 337 333, www.chickenplace.co.uk
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201-211 Wallace St, G5 8NT, 0141 345 2273, www.houseofsher.co.uk/foodasia-about/
HDS Foods are an online halal supermarket based in Glasgow which ensures good value for money, for everyone! Only the best quality meat is sourced and is cut and prepared to order. Over 1500 products are available within the Groceries and Frozen section , catering to your needs. Delivery is free on all orders over £25 within Glasgow. Be sure to check out their website and get a discount using the Gumsa Discount Card!
Address: 251 Albert Drivee, G41 2RN, 0141 423 8880, www.hdsfoods.co.uk
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Get up-to-date with the best of GUMSA’s dinners, social events, conferences, presentations and Jummah location reminders – straight to your inbox every week – and anyone can join regardless of faith.
We also work with the Muslim associations of Strathclyde and Caledonian University for talks and collaborative events. In addition, we work with the Jewish, Christian societies and other societies at University for guest speakers and for our Interfaith Dinners. Again, we thank them for supporting us. Allah Kareem.