ASA, Also known as Ahlulbayt Student Association of Columbus is a islamic youth group based in Columbus, Ohio. We create islamic events for childern & teens, which follow the teachings of Prophet Muhammad (SAWW) and The Ahlulbayt (A.S). Founded in 2015, and in partnership with, Ahlulbayt Society of Columbus (ABSC), and the Ahlulbayt Student Association Network (ABSA Network), we have contacted over 50+ events for our Central Ohio Community. With events including, Virtual and In-Person Events. We have raised over $17,000 in donations to be used for the betterment of our Muslim Youth. We regularly host Food Drives, Blood Drives, Social & Service events yearly.
The Ahlulbayt Student Association started off as a idea from a couple of high school and college students back in 2013. The idea originated from the need of having a muslim youth community to improve our youth in their faith and community. Initially the focus lay in providing youth with fun activities to bond, which would lead them to influence one another towards the right path of Islam. This idea was then put into fruition by Muhammad Shao, Zaynab Amin, Muhammad Hashmi, Sehar Hashmi, Sanober Hashmi and Eman Albash.
Operating for over 4 years, many achivements and accomplishments have been made. Including the following below; - In 2016, ASA was able to organize 19 students and other members of the community for the first out-of-state event at Camp Taha in Michigan. The entire trip, in partnership with Dr. Meherdad, was subsidized by generous donors. ASA was provided the opportunity to experience various thrilling activities including tubing, zip lining, and kayaking. The students were also able to enjoy the extensive knowledge provided by Hassanain Rajab Ali. The event was a success and opened other opportunities for large projects. - In 2017, ASA held their first annual blood drive. The drive was a success, with more donors than expected. This drive, which helped to save the lives of up to 81 people, registered 25 first-time donors. In 2018, a second drive was held. This blood drive was also a success, and helped up to 90 people. More people showed up to donate than bed-space was available. With this in mind, ASA and the Red Cross made plans to increase the goal for the next drive. - In 2018, ASA held their first Muslim Unity Day. The goal of the event was to bring together the different mosques and Islamic centers around the Columbus area to build friendships and strengthen relationships between Muslim youth. The field-day was filled with games. Over 75 people from more than five Islamic organizations attended. The event was successful in emphasizing friendship, acceptance, and togetherness. - In 2019, ASA started the year volunteering at CAIR-Ohio's 2019 Annual Banquet, 9 Volunteers from ASA helped setup the event. On the topic of banquets, ASA held their Annual 2019 Banquet; with resident scholar, Sheikh Mumtaz Ali. And Keynote Speaker, Syed Hadi-al Qazwini. Overall ASA Raised over $6000+ with donations, and was a great success. Ending the year with fall spirit, ASA Held there Fall Festival- as well as, Friendsgiving - 2020 was a different year for ASA, it started off with the annual Movie Night, and Snow Tubing at Mad River Mountain. Focusing on current topics, ASA held the first, Candlelight Memorial for George Floyd & The Peaceful Protest to support BLM. The event was a great success, with many attendees. With COVID-19 Pandemic, ASA's next events would be held virtually. ASA's next event was The Words of Truth Poetry Competition, which was a great success for ASA's first virtual event. - 2021, To be continued...
Ahlulbayt Student Association will continue to provide Muslim youth with enriching events that provide fun and entertainment along with opportunities to grow mentally and spiritually. InshaAllah, the group will continue to serve and contribute to the Columbus community. No matter what the circumstances are.
Special Thanks to Miqdad & Menna for their hard effort in developing this website.