Student Services

Muslim Services and Clubs


muslim-services-and-clubsAdelphi’s Muslim Chaplain works closely with and advises Adelphi’s Muslim Student Association. He also provides information relating to some of the local Islamic centers such as the Islamic Center of Long Island in Westbury.

Muslim Chaplain Office Hours 
Fridays from 2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.
Blodgett Hall Room 200B


Muslim Student Association 

The Adelphi University Muslim Student Association (MSA) promote unity among Muslims and non-Muslims alike. It is also for those interested in learning about the Islamic religion in general. The MSA conducts social, cultural, religious, and other activities, including festivals to celebrate Islamic holidays.

Muslim Student Association Meetings
Wednesdays: 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m.
Interfaith Chapel, Ruth S. Harley University Center, Room 108

MSA meetings provide a forum for students to discuss their faith and its teachings in a friendly, inclusive and non-judgemental environment. Meetings often include an open discussion about any Islam-related topics members wish to discuss. The meetings are well-attended and sometimes include non-Muslim students.

» For more info or to join, see the MSA page on MyAULife


Khutbah (Friday prayers)

Fridays from 1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.
Interfaith Chapel, Ruth S. Harley University Center, Room 108

Khutbah, reflections on the Qur’an as well as contemporary issues, is given by the Muslim chaplain Abdin Chande) and occasionally MSA also offers a second Friday Khutbah from 2:00 -2.30pm (given by a student, the Vice-President of MSA).

The Interfaith Chapel has Muslim prayer rugs and copies of the Qur’an near the rugs. Additional copies of the Qur’an are available on the bookshelf near the Interfaith Center entrance.

Conveniently located next to the chapel is a bathroom with a footwashing basin for making udhu (ritual washing before prayer),


Events

MSA events feature, among other things, free food, henna tattoos and sometimes baked cookies etc to raise money for the club. All students irrespective of their faith are welcome to attend.

Events planned for Spring 2016 include:

  • Arabic 101
  • The Hijab Symposium
  • Islamic trivia event to educate non-Muslims about Islam
  • Interfaith Non-Perishable Food Drive for the INN
  • Islam Awareness Week in April, featuring a talk by Haroon Moghul
  • Interfaith Festival of Bread with the INN (Empty Bowls Project)
 

For further information, please contact:

Interfaith Center
Ruth S. Harley University Center, Room 108
p – 516.877.3113
e – auinterfaith@adelphi.edu

 
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