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Muslims Feeding RVA’s Needy For 2 Decades Needs Your Help

The Masjid Bilal Food Bank has operated for more than 20 years under the direction of Dr. James H. Rasheed . Residents from all over the Richmond Churchill community receive grocery items including produce, meats, baked goods and canned goods. Feeding more than 1000 people monthly, the program has been the recipient of numerous community awards. The Masjid Bilal Food Bank, one of the principal ministries of the Muslim American Community RVA , works in collaboration with the Central Virginia Foodbank.

Future plans include merging this project into a Job Readiness, Financial/Computer Literacy Initiative, Restoration of Voter Rights and Integrated Family Visitation Services.

This initiative has relied upon the volunteer efforts of many Churchill residents working side by side with members of the muslim community. The program receives no grants and relies solely upon individual contributions.

This program which is vital to so many families is in jeopardy of closure due rising cost and a reduction in contributions. We need your help!

Become a sustaining supporter of this community program. Please give a generous tax-deductible one time or monthly contribution.

It’s Easy! Just click on the Link below.

We invite you to come by and see your dollars in action! The food bank operates the fourth weekend of each month, Fridays 2pm-4pm and Saturdays 9am –12 noon. To find out more about this initiative, contact James Rasheed at

Because of your donation, your elderly neighbors and children won’t have to go to bed hungry again.









Muslim Student Association at VCU

The aim and purpose of the Association is to serve the best interest of Islam and the Muslims of Virginia Commonwealth University. Towards this end, the Association shall:

1. Promote understanding of Islam, the Quran and the Sunnah to MSA
2. Promote unity and joint action among the Muslims on campus.
3. Conduct religious, charitable, educational, cultural and service activities according to Islamic tradition.
4. Arrange and hold congregational prayers and Islamic religious festivals at appropriate times.
5. Promote healthy relations and foster cooperation among Muslims and non-Muslims students.
6. Endeavor to raise awareness about Islam and Muslims to the VCU Community

VCU Jumm’ah  Prayers

MSA at VCU holds Jummah prayers every Friday during the school semester.
If you are on campus the MCV campus, prayer is also held at the MCV campus chapel in the hospital. In addition, local masjids including
Masjid Bilal, conveniently located in Churchill (400 Chimborazo Blvd) see map

Masjid Falah (7705 Impala Dr, Richmond VA) & ICVA (1241 Buford Rd, North Chesterfield VA) will be holding prayers.

2017 Upcoming Events

AUG 28
MSA General Body Meeting
Mon 8 PMWest Grace North at VCU · Richmond, VA

MSA Welcome Week
Aug 28 – Sep 1Muslim Students Association at VCU · Richmond, VA
MSA Game Night
Tue 8 PM1200 W Marshall St, Richmond, VA 23220-3024, United States

To contact the VCU-MSA join us on facebook at