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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Poetic Vision Tour at Yale on Saturday November 16!

The Poetic Vision Tour will be giving a concert on Saturday 16. November, at 1PM at the Afro-American Cultural Center (211 Park Street). Entrance is FREE and the event is open to everyone. This event is co-sponsored Yale Institute of Sacred Music, Chaplain’s Office, Intercultural Affairs Council and Muslim Student Association.

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Musallah Prayer Times

Bingham Basement, Old Campus

Prayer Actual Time Musallah Time
Fajr
4:10am
6:00am
Zuhr
12:59pm
1:15pm
Asr
6:04pm
3:00pm
Maghrib
8:15pm
4:45pm
Isha
9:48pm
9:00pm
Jumuah
N/A
1:00pm

The Qiblah direction is North-East at 54.09°.

 
News and Events

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 will be giving a concert on Saturday 16. November, at 1PM at the Afro-American Cultural Center (211 Park Street). Entrance is FREE and the event is open to everyone.

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

 

12th Annual Eid Banquet

The Annual Eid Banquet hosted by the Yale MSA and the Chaplain’s Office will take place on October 29, 2013 in Commons Dining Hall.

If you wish to attend, please click here to RSVP.

Please note that if you are a Yale student or faculty member, admission is free but you have to donate your dinner swipe, so you will be asked to submit your 9-digit Yale SID number on the registration form. If you do not wish to donate your swipe or are not on the Yale meal plan, you must pay $10 cash at the door.

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Eid al-Adha 2013!

Eid Mubarak!  The Yale community will be celebrating Eid al-Adha on Tuesday, October 15.

The Yale & New Haven Muslim communities will celebrate Eid al-Adha on Tuesday, October 15 at 8:30 AM at Lighthouse Point Park (2 Lighthouse Road, East Haven, CT 06512). Please fill out this form if you would like a ride or if you can provide a ride. Rides are available from Phelps Gate at 7:45 AM. Remember, volunteers are making special efforts to help you with rides so please be on time!

It will be outdoors so please bring your own prayer rugs and please dress appropriately.

We wish you all a wonderful and blessed day with your friends and family!

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MSA East Rock Hike!

Tired of being confined to your room and classrooms? Come explore the great outdoors and bond with the MSA. Join us for  a hike up to the beautiful East Rock on Monday afternoon. We will be meeting at the Mussallah (in the basement of Bingham) at 2 p.m.

Don’t forget to bring the essentials: comfortable footwear, snacks and water.

See you there!

 

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