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Muslim Life

DePaul Muslim Life supports and enriches Muslim student life on campus by providing a variety of spiritual, religious, social and educational programming. Regular program offerings 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.  UMMA (United Muslims Moving Ahead) is DePaul's Muslim student association.

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
CDM Building Rm 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 10:30am 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

DePaul UMMA (United Muslims Moving Ahead) is a non-sectarian, Islamic organization whose purpose is to devote knowledge and enrich the lives of the student experience through various ventures and aim to serve the spiritual, the academic and the personal aspects of our lives as well. 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 OrgSync or on Facebook.

  • Muslim Life Events

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

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