The United Muslim Association is a student-run organization that serves as the undergraduate wing of the broader Islamic Center at NYU. It seeks to foster a sense of community among Muslims on campus as well as in the New YorkCity area, granting them a means to worship, learn and interact. This is achieved by providing the community with a variety of spiritual, political, da'wah-related, athletic, and social programs and services. Furthermore, the UMA aims to foster interfaith relations within NYU through various dialogue-promoting events.
Below, we list the Shura Council members, along with contact info and office hours, which are times during which each shura member will be available to the community to adress any concerns or to hang out at the IC.
Meet Your 2011-2012 UMA Shura Council
Ahmed Raza 2012
This year I will be representing the undergraduate Muslim leadership at NYU. As a senior in Stern, I am studying Finance and Economics with a minor in Public Policy & Management. My interests include Clay Matthews (Green Bay), bombarding the Shura and UMA with unnecessary e-mails and dodgeball at the IC. Look forward to meeting everyone iA. Please feel free to reach out - firstname.lastname@example.org.
Office Hours: Tuesday/Thursday 12:30-1:30 PM
Noor Zafar 2012
Noor is a senior at NYU studying International Relations. Interests include basketball, Texas and not much else. Proudest accomplishment is having 77.22% more friends than Omar Elmaghrabi on facebook (Alhamdulillah). She is also suffering from severe senioritis. Please feel free to reach out - email@example.com.
Office Hours: Thursday 5:30-9:00 PM
Atif Wasti 2012
Salam everyone! I am on this year's UMA board as well as one of the Co-editors of Aftab: Rays of Light, the IC literary magazine. I am currently entering into my final year of a 5 year dual degree program between NYU and the Stevens Institute of Technology, finishing up my second Bachelors degree. Feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Omar is a senior at NYU Stern majoring in Finance and Economics. Interests are free food, crashing at Wasti's place and being a mashAllah brother. Please don't reach out - email@example.com.
Born in the ancient foothills of suburban New Jersey a score years ago, Ali Shah was ordinary from a young age. He continues his "plain-old", "nothing to see here", "ehhh" demeanor to this day. He is often cited as someone that is neither seen nor heard, a result of his time at the Milford Academy. He would appreciate if you didn't scare him and helped foster his belief that he might be a super hero. You should also ask him any and all questions about the United Muslims Assocation, ICNYU, NYU, New York City and armadillos…especially, armadillos.
Office Hours: Wednesday 5:15-6:45 PM. Also, all day erry day.
Ferheen Chaudhry 2013
Ferheen is a junior at NYU studying Polit...International Rela...Economics. Yes, economics. Wait that may change! Regardless, as a first-year Shura member, Ferheen is excited to get to know and contribute to this UMA. Interests include underground rap, slam poetry and pretty flowers. Please feel free to reach out (but don't expect a response for at least two weeks) - firstname.lastname@example.org.
Muneeb Syed 2013
My name is Muneeb and I'm a Junior studying Economics in CAS. I was born in Pakistan, raised up in NYC and currently commuting from Bayside. I'm a diehard Jets, Knicks and Yankees fan. Nothing's better in life (aside from like praying) than going out to watch the game with a bunch of other crazy passionate fans. Aside from that I enjoy reading the Economist and watching The Daily Show. I also love taking part in Alternative Break trips and other community service projects. Please feel free to reach out to me for anything.
Office Hours: Tuesday/Thursday 12:30-2:00 PM
Saaniya Contractor 2013
My name is Saaniya Contractor and this year I will be taking care of business for this UMA. I am senior on the pre-medical track and am also an RA at Rubin! Please feel free to reach out - email@example.com
Office Hours: 5:30-7:30 PM
Saad Khan 2014
Assalamu alaikum. My name is Saad, and I'm studying mathematics and economics. I love to talk, and I'm always around the IC or Courant studying away. I love to play Super Smash Brothers and Tennis. Feel free to challenge me to a game. You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Office Hours: Tuesday 2:00-3:30 PM
Dani Iqbal 2014
Salam, y'all! My name is Dani Iqbal. I'm a sophomore in the College of Arts and Science on the pre-med track. I'm originally from Sunnyvale, Texas, a tiny suburb 15 miles east of Dallas, and I'm proud to bring some Southern flavor into the UMA! (For the record, it is tough being a Cowboys fan in New York.) You can usually find me around the NYU campus hanging out around Washington Square Park or eating with people on the third floor of Kimmel, pretending like I have friends. I'm also an admissions ambassador, so chances are you'll catch me giving nervous, sweaty-palmed college hopefuls tours of NYU at random times throughout the day. Also, awkwardness tends to follow me around, so be sure to expect a lot of that whenever I'm present! I'm excited for a promising and fulfilling year in coalition with a great Islamic community here at NYU, inshallah.
Anum Ahmed 2014
Salaam guys! My name is Anum and I am the coolest person on this board, hands down. I'm from Cali and love being sassy. Sometimes I scare people (only Ahmad Raza actually). Please don't be shy and come say hi! email@example.com.
Salaam all! My name is Rania and even though I'm on campus only a few days a week, I make the most of it. This year I will be commuting from dirty jersey iA and look forward to meeting you at the IC soon, my home away from home! Please reach out to me with event ideas/suggestions/feedback as I help coordinate most of our spiritual/lecture firstname.lastname@example.org