Assalam alaikum. I am Yosuf Ali, a second year BM6 student (first year medicine). I am honoured to be the president of this beloved ISoc. All words of all languages in all dictionaries combined cannot express the joy and confidence this ISoc brings into your life. This ISoc provides you with the survival kit you need to cross the bridge to Jannah. The knowledge, the company and the support. I am very looking forward to welcoming you all this year inshallah. Our student-run committee is committed to serving your needs to make your uni life a remarkable unforgettable journey. Here, you will meet your life-long companions and your next year’s housemates (most likely). Remember you are an explorer, so explore the horizons of our community and enrich your journey. With this ISoc, embrace every challenge and savour every moment, for these years will be some of the most enriching and fulfilling of your life in terms of your deen. So, open your hearts to new friendships, broaden your horizons, and let us grow in the light of Islam together. We are here to support and guide you every step of the way. Welcome to the beginning of an extraordinary adventure. Welcome to Southampton ISoc.
Asalam Alaykum, I am Ali and am this year's Brothers VP. Without a doubt this ISoc has changed my life for the better. Not only has it provided me with socials, good fun and memories but more importantly it has provided me with friends who want to see me in Jannah with them. Whatever stage of your life that you are in, you will quickly come to realise that it’s your friends who determine where you are going, in this life and the next. Going to university and having this independence and freedom all at once can be exciting and fun but also a slippery slope. By surrounding yourselves with the wrong people you can quite literally become a different person. So I urge you to make the right decisions when it comes to choosing where and who to hang out with. This ISoc is well established and has a lot to offer you. So my advice is to come and see it for yourself. Leave your misconceptions at the door and open your heart to change like I did all those years ago, and just see where you end up.
As Salaam Alaykum, I'm Asiyah, your Sisters VP this year. Being a part of the ISoc has transformed my university experience. It isn't just a society, it's a vibrant community that has become like a second family. It's where I've met some great friends who've not only been a source of laughter but have also played a significant role in shaping my journey as a Muslim. When you start university, the people you surround yourself with can make or break your experience. Its important to surround yourself with those who share similar values or those who you see and aspire to be more like, as they'll have a great influence on who you become. Within ISoc, we offer a variety of classes and socials, providing opportunities for both personal and spiritual growth. It's not about perfection; it's about putting in the effort to improve. We're all on our own Islamic journeys, and we should be there for each other, lifting one another up along the way. The committee sisters are some of the most welcoming people you'll meet on campus. We're always open to chat, or offer advice whenever you need it. We are all works in progress, and that's fine. We are here to support, learn, and grow together. So, whatever you're looking for, know that you're welcome here.
Asalaamu Alaykum, I am Mazen, this year’s general secretary. I am coming towards the end of my first year PhD in Bioinformatics and would love to get to know other PhD students that are coming to the university. Joining the ISoc provides you with a brotherhood or sisterhood that will last your entire lifetime. Being connected together by the deen always gives you something to talk about with your fellow brother or sister and will undoubtedly provide you with a loving and warm community you will not forget. One of my favourite things about the ISoc is the Tarbiyah program, where you can significantly develop your recitation, memorisation and understanding of the Quran.If you have any pre-conceptions about the ISoc, don’t let them stop you from being welcomed by such a caring society that will InshaAllah guide you on your journey throughout university.
Assalamu-Alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh, my name is Yusaf and Insha’Allah I will be your Treasurer for this year. I am currently in my third year of aerospace engineering, and I am honoured to be part of the ISoc committee. I will start my second year on the committee this year and let me be the first to tell you that the ISoc is much more than just a community, it is a family away from home. Members of the ISoc have helped me settle in from the first day that I came to this university. Insha’Allah you will see by the end of this year just how active and interconnected this ISoc is. Through the ISoc I have been able to meet brothers who have had a profound impact on my life, brothers who have helped me memorise more of the Quran, brothers that have helped me learn Arabic and brothers who have enjoined in good and forbidding evil. I hope to Insha’Allah meet many of you at the bunfight as well as in the events across the year and I look forward to personally welcoming each one of you into the ISoc. May Allah (SWT) make this a blessed year for all of us.
Socials & Campaigns Officer
Asslamu’Alykom, I’m Mohannad, a Computer Science student heading into my third year at University, and second year on my course Insha’Allah. Just like everyone else, new and old, fresher and alumni, when I first came to university, I found myself at the exact same cross-path that every Muslim student finds themselves at. Do I live the uni experience and let myself spiral down the wrong path, or do I make the right choices early on, and set myself up for an amazing time at uni, surrounded by the right people? I actually didn’t go looking for the ISoc, I stumbled upon it by accident, and it’s fair to say, the brothers and community at ISoc quite literally altered the course of my time at uni, and potentially my life. I was just an average individual, not really looking to be too involved, just trying to enjoy my time at uni, heading towards the wrong direction, but with the community I found at ISoc, the brothers took me in, gave me a second family, a home away from home, made me one of their own, and allowed me to live up to my true potential, and showed me that you can have an amazing time at uni, just by being surrounded by the right people. I urge anyone reading this, if you find yourself at that same cross-path where I found myself, to stop, think, and make the decision that you know will be the right decision for your time at uni; the correct decision that will shape your time here. Looking forward to meeting everyone in’Sha’Allah and I can’t wait to welcome you as part of our community here at Southampton.
Socials & Campaigns Officer
Nurulhuda Gumay Riswandi
Asalaamu Alaykum, I’m Nurulhuda and I will be the Sister’s Socials and Campaigns Officer for this year! I’m also a second year Philosophy and Politics student so all you sisters interested in discussing the corruption within the political world or any other political discussion, make sure to hit me up :D First of all, congratulations for meeting your offer to study here and I can’t wait to welcome you into our ISoc, where you will make the best friendships amongst our sisterhood! It is important to note that the people you surround yourself with can have a massive impact on your self-development, whether it be for the dunya or the akhirah. As I have recently finished first year, I can proudly say that Southampton ISoc has helped to play a massive role in helping you find good company whilst also maintaining the halal social life of university! Alhamdulilah, I am blessed to be taking on this position as I hope to host fun, memorable events for the sisters this year and to make the sisterhood of Southampton stronger insha’Allah! :P I look forward to meeting you all insha’Allah!! May Allah SWT grant us all success in the dunya and akhirah and may He keep us guided on the straight path and give us the capability to act upon the Quran and Sunnah.
Abdul Bari Ibrahim
Assalam Alaikum, my name is Abdul Bari Ibrahim and I’m a 2nd year computer scientist. Alhamdulillah I am deeply honored to serve as the Tarbiyah Officer in ISoc. Unlike some who may have stumbled upon ISoc by chance, my decision to join ISoc was a well-thought-out plan from the start, and I’m glad to say that it wasn’t a bad plan. From the very beginning, ISoc didn't just make my university experience easier; it made me feel like I never left home, even though I was in a new city surrounded by strangers. In just a few short weeks, I formed bonds with the brothers that felt like they had been forged over years. ISoc has been my constant source of strength at university. Whenever I hit a low point or found myself grappling with life's challenges, ISoc was there to remind me of my purpose and lift me up. ISoc isn't just a society; it's a family that has supported me, and inspired me in ways I could never have imagined. It's in these moments of shared laughter, heartfelt conversations, and praying together that I've truly discovered the profound impact of ISoc on my life. It's a place where strangers become lifelong companions and where you rediscover the purpose that drives you. I'm beyond excited to welcome all of you into our warm, welcoming ISoc family here at Southampton, where you'll find not just a society, but a home away from home InshAllah.
Asalamu alaykum, I’m Sara and I’m a second year psychology student. Joining this ISoc was the most pivotal part of my university experience Alhamdullilah, it forced me to be surrounded with good company and gave me the support that every fresher needs. Whether you are already committed to seeking Islamic knowledge, or you have not yet and are curious about how it can change your life, I urge you to contemplate the classes we offer for sisters and attend whichever one(s) you feel will benefit you. Once you start, just observe the instant positive effect it will have on your imaan, relationship with Allah and life in general Insha’allah. Remember that all Muslims are welcomed to the tarbiyah programme, and the ISoc in general, regardless of where we are on our religious paths. Every Muslim has their share of sin but we cannot let that stop us from doing good, as the Shaytan wants us to. “Whoever travels a path in search of knowledge, Allah will make easy for him a path to Paradise.” (Sahih Muslim 2699). May Allah bless your university journey
Siti Aishah Faisal
Assalamualaikum, I'm Siti and a returning 2nd year Computer Science student. My main responsibilities in the ISoc is the publicity material; namely the event posters you see on Instagram and WhatsApp. Alhamdulillah, I have also been granted the opportunity to work on the design of this year's Fresher's Booklet and website renovation. I hope to fulfil my duties toward the Islamic community by helping promote and publicise the ISoc's events through those materials/ mediums. I'm very grateful for the various opportunities I've been granted since becoming part of the committee, and I look forward to continuing my efforts in support of our community's growth and engagement. May you, dear fresher, also find comfort in knowing that all members of the committee (members of ISoc in general) are eager to welcome and assist you within our local Muslim community.
Mohammed Saqib Shohel
Assalamu'alaikum, I'm Saqib, a Computer Science student in my third-year of university. This year, Alhamdulillah, I'm privileged to be the Brother's Da'wah Officer. I must admit that initially, I held misconceptions about ISocs in general, fearing they might compromise Islamic values. However, I was pleasantly surprised to find our ISoc as a dynamic space dedicated to self-improvement and the pursuit of knowledge. With unique programs like the Tarbiyyah Programme, covering Qur'an, Arabic, Fiqh, and Tafsir, this ISoc has served as a lifeline for me amidst the challenges of university. But, our ISoc is more than just education; it's also a social hub for like-minded individuals to forge lasting friendships for the sake of Allah. I pray for you a university journey filled with academic success and Islamic growth. I'm eager to meet each and every one of you and encourage you to explore the possibilities our ISoc offers.
Assalamualaikum, I am Amirah, a second year Psychology student. I am also the sisters’ da’wah officer. Being an international student from Malaysia, I am so used to being surrounded with Muslims. Coming to the UK alone, finding a community was one of the first thing that I did. I am grateful that I met such a supportive family that is ISoc Southampton alhamdulillah. Not only I was able to meet some of the best people, I was also able to find a good support system. The bond I have with others has also played a significant role in my journey towards becoming a better Muslim. Personally, I believe that in the process of improving yourself, it's essential to find people who can remind you of your goals and values consistently. The ISoc also provides various classes every week from Halaqah, Quran Classes to Back2Basic Classes which would help enhance your understandings of Islam and help you experience university life outside lecture halls. Warm wishes to all, and I'm looking forward to meeting you at our freshers' event and all the exciting gatherings that follow during freshers' week!
Social Media Manager
Asalamu'alaikum, My name is Halima and I am this year's social media manager, so I work alongside Sister Siti to post all of the ISoc content that she has created to the Instagram page. I also answer all the general questions/concerns/queries that come through our DMs, so don't hesitate to ask any questions as I'm always here to help. Insha'Allah, I hope to make the transition into university life easy and stress free for all muslim freshers by continually posting about events where you can meet other muslims, keep good company and continue on the straight path.
Prayer Room Officer
Mostafa Hany Ahmed
Assalamu alaykum wa rahmat Allahi wa barakaatu. My name is Mostafa Hany Ahmed and I am a 2nd year Biomedical sciences student. I have been blessed with the opportunity to be your ISoc's Prayer room officer and Welfare officer inshallah. The ISoc is a beautiful community full of a bunch of amazing individuals mashallah. It helped me discover an entire new world subhanallah. It is a life changing encounter a which has changed my life for the opposite allhamdulilah. The ISoc is a place where you can make friends for life. 1 word of advice, look, at the ISoc from a neutral perspective with no external bias and you will see why it is such a loved place allhamdulilah
Prayer Room Officer
Asalaamu Alaykum, I am Houda and I am a second year Adult and Mental Health Nursing student. I am fortunate this year to be the sister’s Prayer Room and Welfare Officer. Moving out and coming to university is an exciting opportunity but, at times, it can feel daunting stepping into the unknown and experiencing change. I wasn’t sure what to expect but I can say that one of the best things about the University of Southampton is its ISoc and community. You will experience so much growth and challenges, which will be beneficial to your imaan and deen insha’Allah. The prayer room offers Jamaat prayers for all the 5 daily salahs Alhamdulilah. The ISoc also hosts many other activities and programs which take place in the prayer room so make sure to keep an eye out for them! Many of your first interactions may take place in there, the sisterhood and community in the prayer room is something I have never seen before – some of the best friendships are made there! The prayer room is seen as a place for us Muslims to chill from the chaos of campus and you are bound to always find a sister there so you won’t be lonely. The prayer room has multiple resources that can be found on the shelfs from Tafsir books to Qurans - I am so blessed to be one of the gatekeepers of such an important room for Muslims; I am looking forward to meeting everyone in there. May Allah SWT grant us all success in this dunya and akhirah.
Assalamualikum, I'm Danish Aziz, a second-year student studying Accounting and Finance at the University of Southampton. Alhamdulillah, I'm currently serving as the Sports Officer for ISoc, this year, and I'd like to share how ISoc has positively impacted my university experience. ISoc has been instrumental in bringing me closer to Islam and Allah through activities like tarbiyah lessons, Quran study, and Tafsir lessons. These experiences have enriched my understanding of our faith and how to practice it. Before joining ISoc, I was drifting towards a different path. However, attending ISoc's Freshers Week and events changed my mindset and made me realize that I was making the wrong choices. Through ISoc, I quickly connected with like-minded brothers, and it felt like we've been friends for years. University life can lead us in various directions, but I pray that Allah guides us to make the right choices. ISoc is more than just a society; it's a supportive home for brothers and sisters, ready to assist in all aspects of life. Thank you for letting me share my experience. May our university journeys be filled with growth, enlightenment, and lasting friendships.