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April 20, 2007

Please Help the Family of Slain VA-Tec Student Waleed Shaalan


Assalamu Alaikum.

I am passing the following message along; please help if possible - even if all you can do is continue the forwarding of this message, insha'Allah.

Jazakallahu khayran.


The Muslim Student Association (MSA) National is trying to raise some fund for the family of Waleed Shaalan who was killed last Monday at VA Tech. He left behind his wife and a one-year old son.

If you like to donate via the Web, please click on

If you would like to send a check, please mail it to:

PO Box 1096
Falls Church, VA 22041
Phone: (703) 820-7900

Check should be payable to "MSA National".

On the memo section, please write: "Waleed Shaalan".

Some info about Waleed Shaalan from from MSA Natinoal website:

Waleed Shaalan, 32 years old, first stepped onto the Virginia Tech campus in August 2006. An international student originally from Zagazig, Egypt, with no family members in the United States, Waleed quickly became an essential member of the Blacksburg Muslim community. Among those mourning his death are his two roommates (Fahad Pasha and Irfan Waseem) to whom Waleed was their loving older brother, cook, academic and spiritual mentor. Waleed was known for his broad smile and wave that he gave everyone.

Waleed left behind Amira, his wife for 3 years, and Khaled his one-year old son.

For more information about Br. Waleed or the Virginia Tech MSA please visit

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