Muslim Life on Campus
Musallah: Located on the third floor of main Old Union Building, the musallah is a place where prayer can be performed throughout the day. The door code is accessible by contacting the Muslim Student Union (MSU).
Wudu Area : There are wudu rooms for women and men to perform ritual ablutions near the musallah. When you exit the Old Union elevator, you’ll find them to the left, next to the large multi-faith Sanctuary room where Jumu’ah is held.
Spiritual Literature : Numerous religious books (fiqh, tafseer, hadeeth)as well as the Qu’ran can be found in the musallah for community use. Books may be taken from the space but should be returned in a timely manner.
JUMU’AH or FRIDAY PRAYER
Jumu’ah: The Friday prayer is the largest weekly gathering for the entire Muslim community. The prayer takes place in the Sanctuary Room on the third floor of Old Union every Friday at 1:15 PM and is led by MSU. All are welcome to come as they are.
Khutbah: This weekly sermon is a brief reminder and reflection about personal or community development delivered before the prayer or salah. The khutbah is written and delivered either by a student or local community member who expresses interest. MSU organizers encourage both men and women to consider writing khutbah so that the community may benefit from everyone's input and spiritual insight.
For those with scheduling conflicts an alternate jumu’ah prayer is held at 12:15 PM in the same location.
Ramadan at Stanford is a community-wide effort and something we look forward to every year! During the month, MSU organizes nightly taraweeh services and regular iftar dinners for the community. The support of individual students and the generosity of many donors and sponsors help transform this month-long holiday into a special Stanford Muslim tradition.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT COMMUNITY EVENTS, SUHOOR BOXES, NIGHTLY IFTARS AND TARAWEEH, VISIT MSU'S RAMADAN PAGE.
On Campus : All beef and chicken served in the dining halls is now halal! However, the cafes on campus are not, so be sure to ask the staff for specific halal options.
Off Campus : There are many great restaurants that serve halal food near Stanford. Use Zabihah, the largest guide to halal restaurants & markets, to find something tasty!