Muslim

The Wellesley Muslim Community seeks to build a connection between Muslims of all backgrounds and to be engaged with the campus community. This means exploring one’s connections to Islam, learning about ourselves and others.

We gather for big events such as the Eid Prayers and Celebrations, Iftars (breaking fasts), and for small group discussions dedicated to understanding Islam and contemporary issues. Friday Prayers (Salat al-Jum’ah) 12:25-2:00 P.M. Halal meat can be found on campus on the top floor of the Lulu Chow Wang Campus Center at the Bae Pao Lu Chow Dining Room. Special accommodations, as applicable, are provided during fasting periods. Use of alcohol in cooking is labeled campus wide. For more information visit WellesleyFresh.com

The College Chaplain and Muslim Life Coordinator supports faculty, staff, and students through counseling, advocacy and programming. She works closely with the Muslim student organziation, Al-Muslimat (ALM), which offers many events, from educational lectures to social programs on and off campus. Muslim students can speak with a college chaplain about academic, personal, religious, and cultural issues.

Chaplain Amira Quraishi (Billings 210) - aquraish@wellesley.edu

 
Anla bi thikri lahi taTma'in al-qulub?
“Isn’t it so, that by the remembrance of God, hearts are contented?”
― Quran 13:28
 
“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.”
― Rumi

 

 
Programs

 

Friday Jum'ah Prayers

Students, Faculty and Staff gather weekly on Fridays at 12:30 for reflection and prayer in the Multifaith Center Prayer Room, ground level of Houghton Chapel.

 

Prayer Room

Muslim students often gather and offer prayers in the Multifaith Prayer Room, located in the Multifaith Center in the ground level of Houghton Chapel. Like all spaces in the Multifaith Center, the Prayer Room is an open space to be shared by the entire Wellesley Community. The Prayer Room holds a collection of Islamic materials, such as Qur'ans, a hadith collection, and a variety of books on Islam. There are scarves kept in the prayer room, as well as a Wudu station for ablutions, which students are welcome to use at any time.

 

Ramadan

During this holy month of fasting, the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life will offer opportunities for observance and accommodations for those who are fasting. The College Chaplain and Muslim Life Coordinator hosts gatherings for Muslims to break fast together and offer communal prayers.
For those who are fasting from sunrise to sunset, suhur Pre-Dawn meals are available to be picked up in Bae Pau Lu Dining Hall at dinner-time the previous night.
On the days of Eid, the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life and the student group Al-Muslimat (ALM) collaborate to host a communal Eid dinner on campus.

 

 

 

Al-Muslimat

 

What is Al-Muslimat?

Al-Muslimat is a student organization that seeks to serve the social, spiritual, and religious needs of Muslim students at Wellesley College. Students from all backgrounds, traditions and approaches to religious and spiritual practice are welcome.

Learn more about Al-Muslimat and stay up to date by following the Al-Muslimat Facebook Page, and Instagam.

 

Who are the members of Al-Muslimat?

Al-Muslimat members come from a wide variety of countries, cultures, and backgrounds. Al-Muslimat is open to anyone who has an interest in Islam. Al-Muslimat has an executive board of about 15 members and a general body. Executive Board officers are nominated and elected each year in April. The board meets weekly to plan events and programs. Executive board and general body meetings are open to the entire Wellesley community.

 

What does Al-Muslimat do?

Al-Muslimat offers a wide variety of programming on campus including lectures, discussions and social events. Major events each year include "Chaand Raat," a cultural celebration of Eid in late October, and "Understanding Islam Week" each spring.