The Muslim Student Association (MSA) Ibn Firnas is a student association based at the Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) in the Netherlands. Founded in Shaʿbān 1426 (September 2005) by three Aerospace Engineering students, the association now has well over a hundred members from various backgrounds and all walks of life.
Our name references ʿAbbās bin Firnās, an Andalusian polymath who lived during the Islamic Golden Age and is credited with the first successful flight – al be it with not the best landing. Today, a crater on the moon bears his name in honour of his contributions to science. His engineering and courage brough humanity to a higher level.
MSA Ibn Firnas is the only Muslim student association in Delft. Besides this, our members are known to come from all over the world. Hence the reason we have almost all our activities in English. This diversity allows for a greater ability to build ones network and exchange knowledge and ideas. This is especially important as a student because in this bright environment, one might just invent the next great thing.
Our association is very diverse yet we stand united as Muslims students. We organize events and activities, welcoming you with a warm smile. This also includes non-muslims or anybody who is interested in Islam. So say salām!
Mission & Vision
MSA Ibn Firnas tries to support Muslim students on a spiritual and academic level.
In order to achieve this, we provide facilities, lectures, workshops and all sorts of activities and events. Our MSA is branched in three aspects;
The recreational branch directed towards networking and socializing with fellow students by organizing activities such as but not limited to meetups and sports activities.
The educational branch is focused on enlighting students and helping with their academic pursuits, done through lectures, workshops, and company visits.
Facilitation, providing the necessities to do the obligatory prayers, including jummah.
All in all, done with the intention to achieve the pleasure of The Most High.