Our basis

How are we doing now?

Anno 2021 we started to represent a wider range of students of all Enschede! These include students of ROC Twente, Saxion and the University of Twente. While creating beautiful bonds with local and international Muslim students who study and reside in Enschede, we strive to let the students find their Islamic identity and grow as a person on academic grounds as well.

What makes us special?

Our association is very diverse, as it includes more than 16 different nationalities, alhamdulillah. We use this special characteristic to come with creative ideas and to challenge our members and ourselves to come up with ways to improve communication and to find harmony with one another and find our boundaries. This type of self-realisation and self-improvement is unique to our active members.

We are for everyone

We are not only for Muslim students in Enschede, but also for the families, employees and people who are interested in Islam and want to know more about our beautiful religion. We focus on students from ROC Twente, University of Twente and Saxion.

Core values


Everyone inside and outside our association is respected and never looked down upon by EMSA's members, regardless of their race, sexuality, opinion, religion, age or appearance.


EMSA broadens the knowledge of their members academically and religiously in a professional and trustworthy way. EMSA relies only on truth and facts and seeks help from professionals if needed.


Our members are able to share various kinds of interests and accept different opinions without showing disagreements. Islam is what ties us together and that is our association’s stronghold.


As our members would describe, we are one ummah, one community. Whether someone needs help with settling in the Netherlands or help with their studies, as a student association, we are always ready to lend a hand and guide each other on the right track! We welcome everyone at our association and make sure they are integrated well.

Islamic Basis for our core values

Muslims are urged to look into everything in the universe, to travel, investigate, explore and understand them, better appreciate and always be thankful for all the wonders of God’s creation and blessings for better human lives. From the very first verse revealed, showed how much Islam cares about Knowledge:

بِاسۡمِ رَبِّکَ الَّذِیۡ خَلَقَ
“Read, in the name of your Lord, Who created.” [Quran 96:1]

Islamic support for Respect & Honour

We have indeed honoured the Children of Adam, and provided for them means of transportation on land and sea, and given them wholesome food and exalted them high above the greater part of Our creation. [Quran 17:70]

Islamic support for Professionality

Allah will say, "This is the Day when the truthful will benefit from their truthfulness." For them are gardens [in Paradise] beneath which rivers flow, wherein they will abide forever, Allah being pleased with them, and they with Him. That is the great attainment. [Quran 5:119]

Islamic support for Harmony

And hold fast, all of you together, to the Rope of Allah, and be not divided among yourselves ... [Quran 3:103]

Islamic support for Unity

1. The believing men and believing women are allies of one another ... [Quran 9:71]

2. Narrated by Abu Musa (R.A.): The Prophet (Peace & Blessings be upon him) said, "A believer to another believer is like a building whose different parts enforce each other." The Prophet then clasped his hands with the fingers interlaced (while saying that).
[Ṣaḥīḥ Bukhārī 2446]