Frequently Asked Questions

“Dude, where the heck is MSA at CSUEB?”

Assalam’walaikum Brothers and Sisters of Islam,

Due to the increase in the number of Muslims attending California State University of East Bay, more and more questions are being asked about Muslim Students Association and its whereabouts.

I hope this clears up your questions, helps you find your way around campus and meet new Muslims, Insh’Allah.



Q. I’m new to Cal State East Bay and I can’t find MSA, where is it?


A. We do not currently have our own room, however due to renovation changes that will occur in the Student Unions, we plan to have our own room for meetings by Spring 2011 (Insh’Allah) Please make du’a.


Q. I’m new on campus, where can I pray salah?

A. MSA is currently working with administration to declare a single room for Muslims to make salah, hold meetings and gather. As of now, please view the links provided below for a map of ideal places to pray on campus as well as inside of the University Library.

CSUEB Entire Campus Map:


University Union Library Map:


“And I have chosen you, so listen to that which is inspired to you. Verily, I am Allah! There is none worthy of worship but I, so worship Me and offer prayer perfectly for My remembrance.”

[Taha 13-14]

“If a person had a stream outside his door and he bathed in it five times a day, do you think he would have any filth left on him?” The people said, “No filth would remain on him whatsoever.” The Prophet (peace be upon him) then said, “That is like the five daily prayers: Allah wipes away the sins by them.” (Recorded by al-Bukhari and Muslim.)

Q. When and where are Jumm’a Friday Prayers held?

A. Jumm’a Friday Prayers are held every Friday in the Old Student Union at 1:00PM (marked on the CSUEB map as “UU Old”) upstairs 2nd floor in room 307 ABC

* Section A = Brothers

* Section B = Divider/Parda

* Section C = Sisters

Q. How do I join MSA if I want to?

A. MSA will occasionally have Da’wah tables outside in front of the University Bookstore and Student Unions from 12pm – 2pm. Please look out for these Da’wah tables, as registration to MSA can be done with submitting of your personal e-mail to receive updates. Or you can e-mail us at msa_csueb@yahoo.com and we can add you to our mailing list.

NOTE: Brothers and sisters;

If you see a fellow brother or sister, offer to take their e-mail address and send it to us at msa_csueb@yahoo.com so we can add him or her to the mailing list. This way we can work together to strengthen our unity. 

Q. When and where do MSA meetings occur?

A. Once you join the mailing list, you will be sent e-mails regarding meeting locations and times. We recommend giving us an e-mail which you check regularly instead of allowing important MSA updates to go to the Spam folder. Generally speaking, MSA meetings occur in the University Unions around 5-6 times per Quarter.

Q. Does MSA have a facebook page?

A. Yes! Please visit and add our Facebook Group to your profile, as updates will be posted there as well (Insh’Allah)

MSA | CAL STATE EAST BAY – Facebook Group


Q. How can I stay updated with MSA events, projects and jumm’a?


A. Keep checking back to your e-mail Insh’Allah. We try our best to update you on all current events and activities that take place.


Please share this FAQ’s with your brothers and sisters Insh’Allah!

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