Muslims on freshers week 2015 - what is everyone thinking of doing? Watch

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As we all know freshers week is a lot about going clubbing and meeting new people. So are you guys going to clubs but not drinking or do you have any other ideas? Just curious to know how everyone's thinking of tackling this
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As we all know freshers week is a lot about going clubbing and meeting new people. So are you guys going to clubs but not drinking or do you have any other ideas? Just curious to know how everyone's thinking of tackling this
Islamic Society exists, they have gotten better with providing alternative events
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Islamic Society exists, they have gotten better with providing alternative events
Really? I know about Islamic societies but didn't know about what they offered for freshers. I know a lot of Muslims to go clubbing but without drinking as I've read on some of the forums here so was just wondering
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I don't mind going to the clubs so long as the atmosphere is cool. I'll plan on going to every fresher's event that relates to me
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Go clubbing listening to music, dancing, surrounding yourself around alcohol and people acting dirty?
Don't think that's the place for Muslims to be honest.
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Really? I know about Islamic societies but didn't know about what they offered for freshers. I know a lot of Muslims to go clubbing but without drinking as I've read on some of the forums here so was just wondering
Some are great, in my opinion Imperial ISOC leads the way, with a alternative freshers week activity, just loads of events. Many of the other big ISOC's are following, UCL, Kings and QM definitely offer a lot.

QM had a little get together as a way to eat together and meet and greet...football tournament and a talk on surviving uni life with all the haraam stuff. After that it is usually Charity Week related planning, events, dinner, etc
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Some are great, in my opinion Imperial ISOC leads the way, with a alternative freshers week activity, just loads of events. Many of the other big ISOC's are following, UCL, Kings and QM definitely offer a lot.

QM had a little get together as a way to eat together and meet and greet...football tournament and a talk on surviving uni life with all the haraam stuff. After that it is usually Charity Week related planning, events, dinner, etc
Wow that actually sounds really good. I never realised because that isn't something that is advertised or talked about often it's usually just the clubbing. But yh if QM do hold such events then I'm definitely taking part 😃
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I don't mind going to the clubs so long as the atmosphere is cool. I'll plan on going to every fresher's event that relates to me
Yh this seems to be the popular answer from most Muslims on here to be honest but to each their own 😊
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Go clubbing listening to music, dancing, surrounding yourself around alcohol and people acting dirty?
Don't think that's the place for Muslims to be honest.
So what do you plan on doing?
And are you Muslim? (Just curious to know)
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I was sooo depressed in my first week of uni, freshers week, I completely disappeared, remember very little of it.

EDIT: Although religion didn't make this happen to me, i did have a spiritual crisis when i first started uni, completely ruined any fresher activities for me.
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Yh this seems to be the popular answer from most Muslims on here to be honest but to each their own 😊
For many its the first time they'll have freedom. I just hope people don't do anything they'll regret. First year is about finding your feet.
I have some friends who have gone completely wild aha and others who did but now regret the clubbing, partying and in some cases drinking. Then theres the minority who didn't need to go to the clubs to fit in. It can be difficult being isolated from the majority, but you'll find your own group...
Anyway my advice: do what you want just remember don't do anything for anyone else because when they leave you, you'll have to deal with the regret/consequences.
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I was sooo depressed in my first week of uni, freshers week, I completely disappeared, remember very little of it.

EDIT: Although religion didn't make this happen to me, i did have a spiritual crisis when i first started uni, completely ruined any fresher activities for me.

I understand you! However, religion has become a bigger part of my life since Uni. Seeing many others go astray really scared me.
I'm not particularly religious nor from a religious family :/
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I also met a lot of people in ISOC and made instant friends in the week after freshers week.

Can't even imagine a muslim going clubbing in these London unis, the level of commitment to the deen is high amongst our student population in London.

Maybe in the unis outside of the city/regional unis.
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Wow that actually sounds really good. I never realised because that isn't something that is advertised or talked about often it's usually just the clubbing. But yh if QM do hold such events then I'm definitely taking part 😃
Are you starting QM this September?
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Wow that actually sounds really good. I never realised because that isn't something that is advertised or talked about often it's usually just the clubbing. But yh if QM do hold such events then I'm definitely taking part 😃
You gotta like all the relevant society pages like the ISOCs to stay informed about it and go pray in the prayer room and jummah.
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Go clubbing listening to music, dancing, surrounding yourself around alcohol and people acting dirty?
Don't think that's the place for Muslims to be honest.
Generally, theres nothing wrong with dancing and the sort. Besides, not everyone goes there for those reasons and i dont think the average Muslim will take part in anything not allowed
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I'll definitely be avoiding clubs/pubs/bars. I don't see how any practicing Muslims can justify spending time in any of those places tbh. I'm sure there'll be like minded individuals who we can spend time with during freshers. I'll definitely join the ISOC and take part in any events they run during freshers.
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Are you starting QM this September?
Yep I am
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I also met a lot of people in ISOC and made instant friends in the week after freshers week.

Can't even imagine a muslim going clubbing in these London unis, the level of commitment to the deen is high amongst our student population in London.

Maybe in the unis outside of the city/regional unis.
You are really lucky. I'm really hoping to make some friends that aren't all about partying and can actually keep me close to my seen instead of leading me astray
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You gotta like all the relevant society pages like the ISOCs to stay informed about it and go pray in the prayer room and jummah.
Yh I do intent on being involved in these sort of things but I thought that would be through freshers fair
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