Al-Nur 

Muslim Student Association
DARTMOUTH COLLEGE

STUDENT IN THE LIGHT

Saaid Arshad

Engineering and Economics Double

Groton, MA

Currently doing research in image processing for the ice studies group at Thayer School of Engineering and I'm also an Undergraduate Advisor. I'm also very involved with musical programs at the HOP.

Through Al-Nur, I have probably made some of my best friends, had some of my most amazing experiences, and most of all, made some amazing discoveries about myself and my deen. The people come from all different backgrounds with different perspectives on Islam, yet all of us always come together as a happy family throughout the term, whether through Jummah Prayers or end of term cabin retreats. The conversations we have range from the creation of meaningless words to ridiculous borderline philosophical arguments that leave us all thinking about the meaning of life, and because of which I have probably explored my deen more than I ever could have hoped to on my own. In short, four sentences is not enough to describe all the amazing ways that Al-Nur has enhanced my experience, but I'm very very grateful that it has been there.

Amir Khan

Class Year: 2014

Major: Neuroscience

Hometown: the cozy confines of good ol Memphis, TN

How else are you engaged at Dartmouth?
I am an editor for the Dartmouth Undergraduate Journal of Science and am also doing neuroscience research at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center regarding Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.

How has Al-Nur enhanced your Dartmouth experience?
I cant even stress how much I love my Al-Nur fam, it has been such a pleasure being involved. Al-Nur has always provided this nice foundation to fall back on at Dartmouth, an open-minded, warm community of diverse and thoughtful individuals. I am so grateful to all of the people I have been blessed to have met through Al Nur, I feel like I have learned something from and grown through each and every one of them. And with moments like the spiritual hike at the Al Nur retreat, the Immortal Technique dinner, eating froyo with friends at the Yale Ivy Muslim Conference, or cracking up while watching To Catch a Predator before sehri during Ramadan, I'm definitely glad I still have a year left to make some more crazy memories with my Al-Nur homies.