Brief History

Formally known as Muslim Fellowship of Singapore (Persatuan Muslimin Singapura-PERMUSI) in 1983,the association was pioneered by a group of Muslim graduates and undergraduates of National University of Singapore and Ngee Ann Polytechnic.

In 1994, PERMUSI / FELLOWSHIP was transformed into a full-pledged student organization called Fellowship of Muslim Students Association (FMSA).

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Brown Bag Speakers.

As we all (should) know, this Saturday will be FMSA's first ever Brown Bag session.
The two speakers that'll be with us for this saturday are Dr Rufaihah Abdul Jalil & Sis Shidrati Ali. Here's a little introduction about 'em :)

Shidrati Ali, a Mathematics Lecturer in Singapore Polytechnic, received her Ph.D. from Nanyang Technological University under the Singapore-MIT Alliance graduate program in High Performance Computing for Engineered Systems in 2004.

She is currently serving as the Community Service Director of Rotary Club of Serangoon Gardens and was previously active in the Muslim Students Association in Boston, FMSA, and NUS Muslim Society. She had previously organized various community services such as painting of one-room flats for the elderly, beach clean-ups, blood donation drives, donation drives for Afghan refugees, Pakistan earthquake etc.

She is an avid swimmer and is currently taking her open water diving course. Besides her first love of reading, she also dabbles in writing stories, poems and religious articles. She also love to travel and photograph natural and cultural scenery.

Dr Rufaihah Abdul Jalil is a postdoctoral research fellow in Department of Surgery and Bioengineering in National University of Singapore. She recently graduated with Doctor of Philosophy (Biomedical Science) from Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore in July, 2007. She hopes to be a part of the world research community that aims to develop novel cardiovascular technologies that use molecules and cells instead of mechanical devices to treat and cure various heart ailments. She has recently been awarded with the NUS Overseas Postdoctoral Fellowship and has been offered a position in Stanford School of Medicine in USA.

Rufaihah has presented her research work in various local and international meetings in Barcelona, San Francisco, Boston, Japan and Thailand. Some of her collaborative work with other students have been published in international journals such as Biomaterials, Journal of Gene Medicine, Growth Factors and Life Sciences. She is also a member of the International Society of Stem Cell Research. She has previously received various bursary awards for her studies from both Mendaki and Muslimin Trust Fund Association. She was also awarded with a research travel grant from MUIS.

Rufaihah is also an active volunteer of Mendaki, is the assistant secretary of the Mosque Management Board of Kassim Mosque. She mainly travels and does outdoor activities during her leisure time.

WOW. Are they awesome or are they awesome?!

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

First Ever Brown Bag Session @ FMSA!

Salam dearest brothers and sisters!

wahahooo. haven't been updating this blog for quite some time eh? not to worry, we'll do our best to make sure this blog is as fresh as everrrr!

Okay. FMSA will be organizing it's first ever Brown Bag Session! Usually brown bag session requires the participants/audience to bring their own lunch. But we love to provide food for our dear brothers and sisters who attend any FMSA events don't we? HEE HEE. So insya-allah we'll be providing 'lunch'. Technically it'll be tea time since the session will be at 2.30pm. :) So the food provided will be what you'll eat during tea time okay :)

All the details are on the poster. Credits to Bro Saiful who created this poster! Amat simple tapi cantik! Otaknya amat bagus! lol.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Sharing Session @ FMSA

Salam everyone!

Hope you guys are doing well and in good health insya-allah :)

There will be a sharing session this school holiday on the theme of "Islam & Christianity". The purpose of this session is to instill a deep understanding of the comparison of the two major world religion, Christianity and Islam.

The topics that will be presented include:
- History of Christianity
- Similarities and Differences between Christianity and Islam
- Bible and Qur'an
- Q & A

The session will be presented by :
Brother Muhd Izhar Bin Mohd Roslan
Degree in Usuliuddin & Comparative Religion
International Islamic University of Malaysia
Al-Istiqamah Mosque Youth Development Officer

The session will be on :
Sunday 16th March 2008
9.45 am- 11.30am
150 Changi Road
Guthrie Building #02-01

Hope to see everyone there!