Who We Are

Asalaamu Alaykum (peace be upon you), and welcome to Submissions, a blog launched by the Rutgers University Muslim Student Association. Here you’ll find writing, art and photography by Muslim students around campus on various topics from personal reflections, art history, travel destinations to life on campus as well as monthly ongoing series highlighting the Muslim impact.

May Allah bestow upon our project barakah (blessings/spiritual presence), providing both contributors and readers with benefit. Insha’Allah (God willing) we hope you enjoy our blog as well as our events, and please feel free to reach out to us(The views expressed on this blog are those of the individual writers, and do not necessarily reflect those of the organization).

Meet Our Team!

Blogging Head: Azam Naqvi


Marketing Head – Blog: Salma Elztahry


“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and right-doing, there is a field. I’ll meet you there.” -Rumi

Marketing – Events: Kashif Butt


“I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game-winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed” -Michael Jordan

Event Planning: Hira Shah


“I’m not a smart man, but I know what love is.” – Forrest Gump

Event Planning: Liela Piracha


“This world is but a canvas to our imagination” – Henry David Thoreau

Book Club: Abdurahman Sherif



Vice President: Nathalie Franco


“My free spirit… my truest self lies within the poetry I recite to Allah, the poetry no one else can hear or understand”

President: Puja Trivedi


“The less you open your heart to others, the more your own heart suffers” – Deepak Chopra



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