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Muslim Life

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DePaul Muslim Life supports and enriches Muslim student life on campus by providing a variety of spiritual, religious, social and educational programs. Regular programs include weekly Friday prayers (Salat al-Jumu'ah) and study circles (Halaqas), iftar dinners during Ramadan, and campus celebrations of Eid-ul-Fitr and Eid-ul-Adha.  

Meet the Staff
Contact DePaul's Muslim Chaplain, Abdul-Malik Ryan.

Places to pray (on campus)

Lincoln Park Muslim Life Center and Prayer Room
Lincoln Park Student Center room 329

Loop Muslim Prayer Room
College of Computing and Digital Media building, 243 S. Wabash, room 436

The Muslim Life Center in Lincoln Park features a prayer room (Musalla), a lounge area and an office for the Chaplain for Muslim Life. The center offers a host of opportunities for Muslims and non-Muslims to learn more about Islam, to study or hang out and talk. There are regular classes, and one can set up an appointment with the Muslim Chaplain to ask questions, discuss different issues or get connected to other resources. It’s a place for the diverse DePaul Muslim community to support and assist each other - stop by Student Center 329!

In the Loop, the College of Computing and Digital Media (CDM) building offers a Muslim prayer room on the fourth floor CDM building room 436 for individual and group prayer.

There is a mosque right next to DePaul’s Loop campus that is open 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily. Friday prayer is at 1 p.m. - Downtown Islamic Center, 231 S. State, (312) 939-9095.

Muslim Student Leadership

UMMA (United Muslims Moving Ahead) is DePaul's Muslim student association.

DePaul UMMA (United Muslims Moving Ahead) is a non-sectarian, Islamic organization whose purpose is to devote knowledge and enrich the student experience through various ventures that serve the spiritual, academic and personal aspects of our lives. UMMA seeks to embody the Qur'anic ideals and the tradition of our Beloved Prophet Muhammad sallalahu alayhi wa salam. As a community we strive to create a nurturing environment that encourages mutual trust, respect and affinity for one another.

You can connect to UMMA on DHub ​​​​or on Facebook.

Muslim Life Events

Weekly programming during the school year includes Chai Chat, Tafsir (Qur'an study and discussion) and Jumu'ah Salah (Friday prayer) in Lincoln Park.

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