NUS Muslim Society's Executive Committee hosts several events throughout their term. In the 57th ExCo's term, they executed the following programmes:
1. e-Student Life Fair
2. Welcome Tea
3. Adhoc Induction
4. The Timeless Truth Series
5. Get Booked!
6. Our Sacred Path of Love
7. The Reconnecting Youth (T.R.Y.) Catch-up Sessions
8. Ramadan Seed Series
We also executed initiatives under our Secondary Committees: Context Lens (under Publicity) and Spiritual Oasis Project (under Logistics).
e-student life fair
The 57th kickstarted their term with the annual Student Life Fair (but make it online)!
E-SLF is often the first touchpoint our freshmen make with the NUS Muslim Society, through which the freshmen meet the faces of NUSMS and get to know what NUSMS is about.
We were thrilled to host our E-SLF through Instagram Live and Zoom. Thank you to everyone who tuned in!
Welcome Tea is an integral part of NUSMS’ calendar held at the start of Semester 1 for the incoming Muslim freshmen of NUS.
Welcome Tea serves as a platform through which we hope to reach out to the student community and spread awareness, as well as to spur interest in the freshmen such that they are inspired to be involved in our activities planned for the upcoming academic year.
Through Welcome Tea, we sought to provide opportunities for freshmen and seniors to interact and share ideas from past initiatives. Most importantly, we hope to create new and long-lasting bonds amongst freshmen.
After Welcome Tea where our freshmen sign up for adhocs, we meet them formally for the first time at Adhoc Induction!
During Adhoc Induction, our lovely adhoc members pick up the skills and general know-how for their specific roles, and they are also equipped with guidebooks by their respective ExCo Secretariats.
After Adhoc Induction, the various adhoc journeys formally commence!
Get Booked! is a platform for NUS undergraduates and alumni to share and borrow Islamic books, with the goal of promoting a culture of reading and intellectual discussion within the community.
As part of the Get Booked! initiative, the team interviewed the owner of our go-to Islamic bookstore, Wardah Books – Ibrahim Tahir!
Hear what he has to say in this exclusive interview! We hope you are inspired to pick up a book and begin your journey of reading. As the saying goes, “The journey of a lifetime starts with a turning of a page.” Let’s Get Booked together!
THe timeless truth series
The Timeless Truth series was a 3-part series, aiming to initiate discourse surrounding contemporary issues within the NUS Muslim community.
The series consisted of 3 talks: Approaching Contemporary Issues with Deputy Mufti Ustaz Dr. Hannan Hassan, Understanding Sexuality with Ustaz Dr. Firdaus Yahya, and Understanding Mental Health with Dr. Radiah Salim, Ustazah Noraini Abdul Wahab and Sister Sumaiyyah from Club HEAL.
Click here to view the event recordings.
our sacred path of love
During Recess Week, we visited Maqam Habib Noh in an effort to reconnect with our rich Islamic heritage right here in our beloved Singapore.
We explored the beauty of our awliya', or the friends of Allah. It was truly a magical night to be remembered!
Click here to watch Ustaz Amin Yusoff's beautiful sharing.
t.r.y. catch-up sessions
In Semester 2, each ExCo Secretariat met up for a bonding-cum-feedback session with their respective adhoc and GUI subcommittees.
It was a beautiful opportunity for us to meet the faces behind our adhocs and GUIs!
We believe in the power of strong relationships and in always strengthening and cultivating our silaturrahim. We hope these ties are ones that are long-lasting and facilitate the growth of our NUS family!
ramadan seed series
The Ramadan Seed Series hoped to instil the habit and practice of growth in our faith as Muslims throughout the blessed month of Ramadan.
The Series consisted of 6 parts:
1. Light, water, action!: Student interview video
2. Nour-ishing: Talk by Ustaz Mukhtar
3. Sow, sow, sow the seed: Asatizah sharings
4. Oh shoots!: ExCo vlogs
5. Budding Love: Care packs for Migrant Workers
6. Garden of Love: Iftar distribution
Find out more about Budding Love and Garden of Love under Collaborations!
Context Lens (CL) was founded in 2020 by 56th NUSMS President, Nasrul Hadi, with the intention of harnessing the potential of podcasts for discourse on contemporary issues that NUS undergraduates are concerned about, through the lens of Islam.
We hope that with the podcast as our platform, we are able to begin deconstructing the perception of a dichotomous relationship between Islam and contemporary issues. We hope to also start conversations about these issues.
The topics explored in AY20/21 include faith, casual sexism, hustle culture, and environmentalism.
SPIRITUAL OASIS PROJECT
The Spiritual Oasis Project (SOP) aims to provide maintenance and upgrade of the prayer spaces in campus. It originally functioned as an adhoc named 'Musollah Crew' and was then converted into an ExCo-Led Initiative by the 54th NUSMS ExCo. Currently, the SOP team oversees 18 musollahs across the campus.
Every year, a new batch of SOP members indicate their interest to be a part of the committee. Apart from the bi-weekly checks conducted by the committee members, there are also two mass clean-ups. During this time, major works are done to revamp the musollahs as they are heavily used throughout the semester. From changing the vinyl flooring to washing the prayer paraphernalia, these are some of the major works done by the team, in hopes of providing a clean and conducive space for prayer and worship on campus.
Based on the annual calendar of events, the NUSMS Executive Committee comes up with activities and events that cater to the Muslim population within and outside of NUS.