Founded in 1965, the Muslim Students’ Association (MSA) at U of T was the first MSA to be established in Canada, and has since grown to be U of T’s largest student club with a membership of over 1,500 students, faculty, and staff. The purpose of the MSA is to serve and represent the needs of Muslims on and off campus. What started as a club to facilitate prayer for some 20 students has now grown to a club that is at the forefront of social justice, community service, faith practices, academic support and campus social life.
Throughout this period, the Muslim Students’ Association has been part of many historic initiatives, such as the inclusion of women in Hart House, the hosting of the Mayor of Sarajevo during the midst of the Bosnian War, and the establishment of national Muslim organizations that now serve as a representative for Muslims in the western hemisphere. Guided by three virtues – Service, Fellowship, and Excellence – the MSA strives to be a vibrant, integrated and contributing member of the campus and the Toronto community.
Services offered by the MSA include:
- Prayer Spaces Across Campus
- Jummah (Friday) Prayers
- Lectures, Workshops & Seminars
- Community Service Volunteering
- Social Events & Trips
- Orphan Sponsorship Program
- The Muslim Voice Magazine
- Mentorship & Academic Help