Come to success
Surah Al-Imran 3:103
And hold firmly to the rope of
Allah all together and do not
Front Cover Photo: Credit: Andy Cowan, The College Tribune.
What is ISOC
Meet the Committee
Getting around Campus
Halal Food on Campus
Big Events This Year
How to Get involved
Other Important Info
Fresher's Time Table
On behalf of the UCD Islamic Society committee 2012/2013, I would like
to welcome you all to another exciting year at UCD. To all our members -
congratulations on becoming part of the best society on campus (no
seriously, we really are the best). This booklet is all you need to know how
to make the most out of your time here.
The ISoc is a society open to all students. We ensure that we uphold the
motto the society was founded upon, Unity, Diversity and Integrity. We
strive to uphold the values and virtues of Islam while providing for the
basic needs of Muslims on campus. We aim to bring the Muslim
community on campus together and promote a greater awareness of Islam
throughout the wider university community.
We are easily one of the most active societies in UCD, with at least one
major event taking place every week. Most importantly, we want you to
get involved. The society provides a platform for all Muslim students to
learn and grow, to be at the forefront of bringing about a positive change in
The society belongs to its members so I would encourage every one of you
to become involved - just drop an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or
come to any of our events. Join our facebook page and follow us on twitter
to stay updated with everything.
We ask Allah SWT to bless our work with sincerity and correct
understanding of our principles. Furthermore, if anyone has any questions
feel free to ask any of the committee members or just simply drop us an
I hope all you enjoy your time in UCD, and don't forget, you haven't really
enjoyed UCD till you join ISoc!
What is ISOC?
ISOC was first established to cater for
needs of the growing Muslim Populace in
UCD's Islamic Society was
UCD. We now have over 300 members and
first established in 1991
this number is only growing! The three
It was set up to provide a
main principals of the society are "Unity,
platform for the Muslim
Diversity and Integrity!" As a society it is
students to voice their
our goal to uphold this motto.
opinion and arrange
activities and events that
We wish to unite all Muslims on campus
cater for their social and
regardless of thoughts and backgrounds
because even without differences we are
Throughout its history, the
ISOC has won many
prestigious awards like Best
The society is open to all students!
Society Event in 1994, for
Collaborative events with other societies
bringing Yusuf Islam (aka
such as L&H, Malaysian Society and
LawSoc are big part of our year. ISOC
It won the best ISOC in
strives to become an integral part of the
Ireland by Federation of
college life experience for its members. We
Students Islam Societies in
also play a great role in providing
information to the general campus
In 2011 UCD ISOC acquired
population and dispelling any
it's very own prayer room.
misconceptions about Islam.
This society is nothing without its members. This year we are focusing
more member involvement, and more member participation. We want to
create a sense of belonging and identity for the Muslim youth and to
increase the awareness of Islam to Muslims and non-Muslims alike. So
spend your time at University wisely and get involved in our many events
and activities this year!
Meet the Committee
President : Khawaja Aneeq Ahmed
I'm the president/the crazy guy always in the prayer room. Isoc
is great! Being involved in the ISOC means you are part of an
organisation that is trying to do something good, is trying its best to
improve our society. And most importantly, its the perfect opportunity
to work for the sake Allah SWT, by utilising your free time and doing
something productive, by serving the Muslim community on campus.
Email: email@example.com Tel: : 08631666588
Vice President(sisters) : Neha Siddiqui
I'm in charge of the day to day running of Isoc, and am
also the Head Sister. If there's ever anything you need, don't
hesitate to contact me! Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice President (brothers): Ashraf Saat
Ashraf helps the Pres. in making sure delegated
tasks are carried out and overseeing the running of
different events. Email: email@example.com
General Secretary : Zahaa Manzar
I try to keep
the spamming with emails to a minimum, inshAllah
we'll be sending out a monthly newsletter instead to let all members
receive important ISOC info. I am in charge of all the communication
for the committee as well as most of the paper work.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 0860500175
Treasurer : Mohammad Mahdi
He controls all of the financial affairs of the society.
Besides planning, generating, and controlling finances,
Mohammad is the one to go to for money when we prepare for
Email: mohammed.Mahdi@ucdconnect.ie Tel: 0852304150
Debate and Da'wah Officer : Adilah Aminuddin
I organise debates with various societies of UCD, be it religious
societies or not, all in the name of giving students a better perception and
understanding about Islam. Debates and talks are big opportunities for
Da'wah, and the opportunity to give Da'wah is a responsibility. Being in
ISOC is like being given a chance to redeem and carry out all of the
responsibilities I have neglected. Email:email@example.com
Tarbiyah Officer (brothers) : Mohd Azuan
Abdullah Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
These two are in charge of weekly Halaqas and inter-
member debates. If you ever have any ideas for
Halaqas, feel free to let them know or email us! They
also organize the Quran competition, so keep an eye
out for that.
Tarbiyah Officer (sisters): Khadijah Haron
Welfare Officer : Soumia Slami
Deciding to spend her last year at UCD as part of the
committee, Soumia takes care of all of your on campus and
welfare needs. From on campus housing issues to halal food
availability to the cleanliness of the prayer room, she's got it all
covered. Email: email@example.com Tel: 0833339011
IT & Multemedia Officer : Ahmed Osman
Our very own IT officer takes care of the technical
problems that are bound to happen at events. He also
designs the posters you see around campus and creates
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 0877963068
Rehla and Sports Offi
cer: Ceelan Simon
This athlete is in charge of the weekly sports activities for the
brothers. He also organizes any sports tournaments Isoc holds,
including the Brother's Football Tournament at the end of Fresher's
Week. Email: email@example.com Tel: 0867291156
Senior Advisors- Nur Diana, Moosa, Adawiyah, Rafi
These are previous committee members that had some spare time on their
hands and decided to use it wisely- by helping out our isoc. They help keep us on
track and provide us with tips from years of experience.
"I like being in Isoc because it teaches me not only about this life, but also the
hereafter. Also, I am surrounded by amazing friends who are from all over the
world." -Nur Diana
Getting around Campus
The Prayer Room
boasts its own
which is located
just past the
Institute on the
right. This is
where we have
Halaqas as well
Prayer. Just ask
anyone of the
the Entry code.
Halal Food on Campus
Sick of ordering tuna sandwiches and vegetarian food? Well the good news is
Halal food is now available on campus!
UCD catering service recently announced that halal meat and chicken is now
being sold in the main restaurant. You just have to ask for it! Its located
between the Newman building and the Quinn building, and its open from
8:00am to 7:00pm.
On top of that the restaurant in the Student Centre, Cafe Brave,
also serves Halal chicken. To make sure about this, we harassed
them so much that they brought the packaging they receive the
chicken in, to confirm its Halal. Unfortunately, only the chicken
there is halal at the moment, but still it's better than nothing!
If you ever get sick of eating on campus, you can always head to
the Golden Olive restaurant in the Clonskeagh mosque. While
you are there you can even buy all your groceries right beside it.
Big Events this Year
September : Fresher's Dinner and Brother's Football Tournament
The month of September revolves around welcoming all of our new
members to the society! We will start off with Fresher's Week, which is filled
with different activities every day, including the Brother's Football
Tournament at the end of the week. Weekly activities will lead up to the
Fresher's Dinner at the end of the month.
ctober: We're holding an Eid
Carnival to give all students a
chance to celebrate Eid together!
November: Community Week
Out of the numerous weeks we
have been blessed with, we take
one week out of the year to
volunteer and help the community
that surrounds our campus. There
will be many charity events where
you can volunteer and get
February: Discover Islam
This week is held to
increase awareness about Islam
and issue related to Muslims.
As well as dispelling
stereotypes or prejudices around
Islam. Along with our Annual
Islam exhibition and various
lectures we'll also be hosting a
Halal food Festival and Hijab
If you have a topic you'd like to be covered or a guest speaker to
request, let our Tarbiyah officers know! Some weeks we may
have one of our inter-member debates, we will notify you which
weeks those are scheduled for. These will usually be held in the
Prayer room or a lecture Theatre based on Numbers.
Football after Jumah in the UCD Prayer Room.
We will have a different activity every week. Whether it be a trip
to the beach, into town, or even a walk to Dundrum or Tesco, we
hope to have an event every week where the sisters can get
together. Join our Facebook group UCD ISO Sisters to vote on
next week's activity! Be sure to let us know what you'd like to do.