The Shia Muslim Students Association is a student group which serves to organize the Shia community of Tucson and foster religious learning. The SMSA holds weekly meetings to discuss the Holy Quran, the life of the Prophet and his pure family, may peace be upon them all. SMSA has also hosted a variety of events such as a Fastathon. For the past several years, the MSA of the University of Arizona has annually held a Fastathon as a part of a major fundraiser and culture awareness event. They also host a Muharram program and the Muharram Water project.
The time of the obligatory prayer