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whats your color

registration packet

msa showdown 2014

general info about showdown whats your color? important deadlines general guidelines contact info while youre here program accommodations packing list parking/maps/waivers campus map & parking masjid map liability waivers

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about msa showdown


objectives
Develop brotherhood/sisterhood and meet new people Develop brotherhood/sisterhood within individual MSAs Develop relationships between MSAs in the Eastern US Region Identify delegates from each MSA Facilitate networking among MSAs Provide training/development for MSA activists

date & venue


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April 4, 5, and 6, 2014 at University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

organizers

This event was organized by the Muslim Student Association at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, strongly aided by the MSA Lone Star Council of Texas. Special thanks to Afnan Altaf and Samaiya Mushtaq for their orientation and help planning.

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steering committee
Muzammel Rizvi ! ! Noor Alshibli! ! ! ! Sara Atyia! ! ! ! Eman Emara! ! ! Hawa Henderson! ! Sara Atyia! ! ! ! Nada Alkadi!! ! ! Nada Alkadi!! ! ! AbdelRahman Murphy! Sumaiya Husain!! ! Obaidullah Ahmad! ! Noor Alshibli! ! ! Muzammel Rizvi!! ! Ebad Hussain! ! ! Megan Siddiqi! ! ! Eman Emara! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

university of tennessee
Showdown Co-Chair Showdown Co-Chair Accommodations Chair Catering Chair Creative Arts Chair Finance Chair Improv Chair Publicity Co-Chair Random Guy Quiz Bowl Co-Chair Quiz Bown Co-Chair Registration Chair Venues Chair Sports Brothers Chair Sports Sisters Chair Volunteer & Judge Chair

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explanation of the theme


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The 138th verse in the second Surah of the Quran is completely mind-blowing. This verse is often translated as, "The religion of Allah - and who gives better religion than Allah? And, to Him, we are worshippers. Although this interpretation is not wrong, it's also not completely right. The word 2345 means "color" or "dye" - not "religion." Look at how differently this ayah reads if we ponder about the concept of color: Color (as dened by Wikipedia) is a visual perceptual property - something that you can use to identify one thing from another, using your sense of sight. The manifestation of a color on something has become a part of life - the variety of color in our life tells us a lot about ourselves. We buy clothes and cars, we design our homes with paint and decorations, we even shop for certain grocery items - all with color in mind.

In the second surah of the Quran, Allah tells us that He doesnt focus on what color skin you have, or what color outt youre going to wear, or what color youre going to paint your room. He wants to you to know about the color of your faith. People fret and stress over what color car to buy, what color paint to use - how much do we invest when it comes to the color of our faith?

Just like we can tell what color shirt a person is wearing by looking at it, or what color car someone drives by seeing it, can someone tell that we have a relationship with Allah when they look at us? Are our manners, character, internal and external states reective of the fact that we cherish our relationship with, and appreciate, Allah? Does our relationship with Allah dye us with a "color" which identies us as worshipers?

The color of Allah - and who gives better color than Allah? And, to Him, we are worshippers. 2:138

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important deadlines

! Online Registration ($35): Fri., March 7, 2014 by 11:59 pm EST ! Late Registration ($45): Fri., March 21, 2014 by 11:59 pm EST ! Onsite Registration ($50): Fri., April 4, 2014 by 7:00 pm ! Final Sports Team Info: Tues., March 21, 2014 by 11:59 pm EST !
Film Submission: Fri., March 28th by 11:59 PM EST

Writing, Poetry, and Photography Submissions: Fri., March 28th by 11:59 PM EST

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Check the rules, entry forms, and ballots to determine what must be submitted prior to Showdown. Submissions and accompanying entry forms will be mailed to msashowdown.knoxville@gmail.com For the following competitions, please be sure to write your names ONLY on the entry forms and NOT the physical submitted pieces itself (to remove any potential bias when being judged): Writing, Poetry, Art, and Photography. Please be sure to include your full name and school name in your email for submission! Submissions will NOT be accepted after 11:59 pm EST on the day of the deadline. If deadlines are extended, this information will be posted online at www.msashowdown.com. Participants are responsible for checking website for any deadline changes.

! If you plan on attending showdown, individual registration is required. ! Please remember registration is not complete until payment. !

If your school does not have enough attendees to put together a team, and you still wish to compete in the sports competitions, we will do our best to put a team together for you. Please indicate this when you register.

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general guidelines
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UTKMSA reserves the right to disqualify any MSA Showdown participant for inappropriate behavior or reasonable suspicion of dishonest participation. Any participants who enter a competition late are subject to disqualication to be determined by the judge. Participants must be wearing their nametag at all times and will not be allowed to enter event area without proper ID. Dress code for both brothers and sisters should be loose tting and not transparent. Feel free to wear your schools MSA shirt if available. All submissions and accompanying entry forms must be sent to msashowdownknoxville@gmail.com before the submission deadline, unless otherwise stated.

We highly recommend that your school print and bring at least one copy of this packet, as it contains all rules/scoring/entry forms. It is your responsibility to check the website for the most up to date versions of this packet.

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contact information
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Please direct all questions or concerns prior to April 4 to msashowdown.knoxville@gmail.com

! steering committee !
Muzzamel Rizvi ! Noor Alshibli! ! Sara Atyia ! ! Eman Emara! ! ! ! ! !

! utkmsa executive board !


Noor Alshibli/President! ! ! Eman Emara/Vice President! ! Sara Atyia/Secretary! ! ! Hawa Henderson/Treasurer! ! AbdelRahman Murphy/Chaplain ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

Showdown Co-Chair ! ! Showdown Co-Chair! ! Accommodations Chair !! Volunteer/Judges Chair! !

(615) 962-1024 (225) 614-6983 (423) 426-6489 (865) 643-1905

nalshibl@utk.edu eemara@utk.edu satyia1@utk.edu hhender7@utk.edu arm.mck@gmail.com

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program
friday, april 4th
Friday Check-in/Registration begins Brothers Basketball ! Sisters Basketball" " ! Late Check-in/Registration Maghrib Prayer Isha Prayer 3:00 - 5:00 PM 6:00 - 11:00pm Masjid Anoor TBA

8:00 PM 9:00 PM

saturday, april 5th


Fajr nourishKnoxville Breakfast Late Check-In/Registration Art, Photography Check-in Welcome and Roll Coll Quiz Bowl Round 1 Workshop Improv Round 1 Lunch Dhuhr Prayer Quiz Bowl Round 2 Art and Photography Display Improv Round 2 Asr Prayer 6:45 AM 7:15 - 8:30 AM 8:30 AM 8:30 - 9:00 AM 8:30 - 11:30 AM 9:00 - 9:20 AM 9:30 - 11:00 AM 9:30 - 10:30 AM 11:15 - 12:45 PM 12:45 - 1:50 PM 2:00 PM 2:30 - 4:00 PM 3:00 - 7:00 PM 4:15 - 5:45 PM 5:45 PM UC Room 226 Crest Room UC Auditorium UC Auditorium UC Room 226 UC Auditorium Various Locations* UC Room 225 UC Auditorium Crest Room UC Auditorium UC Room 225 Masjid Anoor Masjid Annoor/ Magnolia Ave.

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program
saturday, april 5th (continued)
Tajweed/Nasheed Workshop 2 Dinner Maghrib Prayer Poetry and Film Festival Art & Photography Display Isha Prayer 6:00 - 7:00PM 6:00 - 7:00PM 7:00 - 8:00PM 8:15 PM 9:00 - 11:00 PM 9:00 - 11:00 PM 11:00 PM UC Room 226 UC Auditorium Masjid Annoor Masjid Annoor UC Auditorium Crest Room UC Room 225

sunday, april 6th


Fajr Breakfast Quiz Bowl Final Improv Final Lunch Dhuhr Prayer Award Ceremony and Asr 6:45 AM 7:15 AM 9:00 - 10:30 AM 10:45 - 11:45 AM 11:45 - 1:00 PM 1:45 - 2:15 PM 2:30 - 5:00 PM UC Auditorium UC Auditorium Various Locations UC Room 225 UC Auditorium Masjid Anoor

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release of liability form


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University of Tennessee MSA Showdown, April 4-6, 2014 Knoxville, Tennessee I understand and agree that the Muslim Students Association at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and the Muslim Community of Knoxville, of which I am a participant/volunteer, or organizer, involves certain risks and that regardless of the precautions taken by the organization, some bodily injuries may occur. Knowing this information, in consideration of my participation in the organizations activity, I expressly and knowingly release the organization, its representatives, ofcers, advisors and agents, from any and all claims and causes of actions for property damage, personal injury or death sustained by me arising out of any travel or activity conducted by or under the auspices of the organization caused by risks associated by this activity and/or the negligence of the sponsoring group. In addition, I understand and agree that the organization cannot be expected to control all of the risks articulated in this form, but may need to respond to accidents and potential emergency situations. Therefore, I hereby give my consent for any medical treatment that may be required during my participation with the understanding that the cost of any such treatment will be my responsibility. The organization does not carry medical or accident insurance for the activities. As such, participants should review their personal insurance portfolio. Finally, I voluntarily and knowingly agree to protect, hold harmless, and indemnify the organization, its representatives, ofcers, advisors, and agents, against all claims, demands, or causes of action for property damage, personal injury, or death, including defense costs and attorneys fees arising out of my participation in the organizations activity. I have read the agreement and have willingly signed for the consideration expressed and with a full understanding of its purpose. Participants represents that he/she is eighteen (18) years of age or older and is otherwise competent to execute this agreement.

Date: _______________________ DOB: ______________________ Print Name: ______________________Drivers License/ ID: ___________________ Signature: _________________________________ Phone # _______________________ Local Address: _____________________________________________________________________

! If under 18 years old, the following is REQUIRED: ! Parent/Guardians Name: ________________________________________ !

Parent/Guardians Signature: ____________________ Phone#: ________________

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campus directions
address
University of Tennessee Knoxville, TN 37996

! campus map !

http://www.utk.edu/maps/ All Saturday and Sunday on-campus events will take place in the Carolyn P. Brown Memorial University Center, Knoxville, TN 37916 . Construction and parking detours will be updated in the nal Registration packet before April 4th.

msa showdown 2014 parking


Our events will mainly reside in one building, Carolyn P. Brown Memorial University Center, Knoxville, TN 37916. Parking directions and maps will be updated in the nal edition of the Registration Packet before April 4th.

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masjid annoor (mck)


address
100 13th Street Knoxville, TN 37916

! the muslim community of knoxville


The Muslim Community of Knoxville (MCK) has been serving the Muslims in the Greater Knoxville area since the early 1980s. MCK is registered as a non-prot organization with the State of Tennessee. The MCK works in close cooperation with other Muslim organizations in the area, most notably: the Islamic Education Foundation of Knoxville (IEFK), the Annoor Academy of Knoxville (AAK) and the Muslim Student Association (MSA).