Mission Statement

The Yale Muslim Students Association

The Muslim Students Association (MSA) provides Yale students with the opportunity to come together in a supportive Muslim environment and seeks to educate the Yale and New Haven communities about Islam. All students and community members are welcome to MSA activites and events. Above all we recognize that students are at varied levels in their own faith and we are welcoming to all, regardless of the extent of one's religious knowledge or determination.

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Eid Banquet 2014

The Chaplain’s Office and Muslim Students Association organized the 13th annual “Eid Banquet” at Commons Dining Hall on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 6:30 pm. Hundreds joined us as we commemorated Abraham’s sacrifice during the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha and celebrated the unique intimacy and diversity of the Yale community. This year’s keynote speaker […]

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Musallah Prayer Times

Bingham Basement, Old Campus

Prayer Actual Time Musallah Time
Fajr
6:06am
6:00am
Zuhr
12:36pm
1:15pm
Asr
4:07pm
3:00pm
Maghrib
5:49pm
4:45pm
Isha
7:06pm
9:00pm
Jumuah
N/A
1:00pm

The Qiblah direction is North-East at 54.09°.

 
News and Events

Eid Banquet 2014

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The Chaplain’s Office and Muslim Students Association organized the 13th annual “Eid Banquet” at Commons Dining Hall on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 6:30 pm.

Hundreds joined us as we commemorated Abraham’s sacrifice during the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha and celebrated the unique intimacy and diversity of the Yale community.

This year’s keynote speaker was Dalia Mogahed, who is the Director of Research at the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding.  She is former Executive Director of the Gallup Center for Muslim Studies where she led the analysis of surveys of Muslim communities worldwide.  With Prof. John Esposito, she coauthored the groundbreaking book “Who Speaks for Islam?  What a Billion Muslims Really Think.”  President Barack Obama appointed Mogahed to the President’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships in 2009.  Her analysis has appeared in theWall Street Journal, Foreign Policy magazine, the Harvard International Review, and the Middle East Policy Journal.

 

Islam Awareness Week!

Join us for a week of amazing events, delicious food and great people!

Events Schedule:

 

Unveiled
Wednesday, March 26

8:00-9:00
Saybrook Underbrook
Come see Rohina Malik perform her nationally-renowned one-woman play! Her performance will be addressing issues of racism, hate crimes, love, Islam, culture, language, and life through five Muslim women in a post-9/11 world who serve tea and uncover what lies beneath the veil. See more here:

Click here to register (tickets are free!)

 

Master’s Tea- Salaam, Love
Thursday, March 27
4:00-5:00
Pierson College
The editors of Love, inshaAllah: The Secret Love Lives of American Muslim Women have recently released a new book, Salaam, Love: American Muslim Men on Love, Sex, and Intimacy and are coming to speak about their books. This would be an opportunity to gain perspective into the reality of love in Islam through a discussion and Q&A. See more here:

 

Chaplain’s Chat with Professor Hussain Rashid
Thursday, March 27
2:00-3:00
Chaplain’s Office- Bingham Basement
Chaplain Omer Bajwa will talk with academician and interfaith proponent professor Hussain Rashid. Come here his story and ask any questions you may have! Read more about the guest here:
Friday, March 28

 

Meet and Greet
Friday, March 28
7:30-9:00
Stiles Common Room
The MSA will be holding an opportunity for students to come enjoy delicious Turkish food while chatting with fellow Yalies who are Muslim. Come meet some great people, talk about some interesting topics, ask the questions you’ve always been holding in, and maybe even witness a group prayer!
Monday, March 31

 

Home and Abroad: Activism around conflicts in Muslim nations
Monday, March 31
4:00-5:30
Location TBD
There have been a number of conflicts in Muslim nations that have not been properly addressed in our communities. Have you been following what happened is happening to Muslims in the Central African Republic? Burma? Kashmir? Syria? Sudan? Why do we prioritize certain issues over others? What is our duty as students and community members to other members of our ummah? Come for an informative session on what is actually happening in a number of these places followed by a discussion of some of these questions with representatives from non-profit organizations working in policy and on the ground.
 

Unmosqued film and discussion
Tuesday, April 1
6:30-8:00
Silliman Theater
“UnMosqued is a documentary film which aims to highlight the growing need for reform in many of the mosques found in America. Its purpose is to engage a group of people who have been disconnected from their local mosque and explore the various reasons that have led to this sentiment.” Come watch the film that is currently touring the country! See here for more details:
 

Muslim-Jewish Interfaith Dialogue
Wednesday, April 2
6:00-7:30
Slifka
Come see our very own Omer Bajwa discuss parallels between the Muslim and Jewish communities with Yossi Helevi, Jewish author and journalist. The topic will be “Jews and Muslims Today: What do we need from each other?”
 

Poetic Vision Tour at Yale on Saturday November 16!

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The Poetic Vision Tour gave a concert on Saturday 16. November, at 1PM at the Afro-American Cultural Center (211 Park Street).

This event was co-sponsored Yale Institute of Sacred Music, Chaplain’s Office, Intercultural Affairs Council and Muslim Student Association.