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

Br. Waleed Shaalan passed away during the Virginia Tech tragedy on April 16, 2007. MSA National will be collecting donations to support Br. Waleed Shaalan’s family.

Our goal is to raise $25,000 over the next four weeks. We are confident that with the grace of God and your help we will be able to achieve this goal.

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