The Brandeis Muslim Student Association (MSA) serves as both the main prayer and social organization for Muslim students. The Muslim chaplain unites students from all different ethnicities and backgrounds around their Muslim faith. The MSA hosts social events such as meet and greets, pot-luck dinners, cultural cooking events, interfaith dialogues with other organizations, and academic lectures.
In addition to its social capacity, the Muslim chaplain and the MSA help Muslim students on campus meet their religious needs, including on or off campus prayer, and finding Halal foods. The MSA helps organize holiday prayers for Ramadan, Eid, and other Muslim holidays.
A Muslim Prayer Space is located in the lower level of Usdan Student Center, complete with a prayer area, gathering space, small kitchen, wudu washing station, and an office.
The Muslim Prayer Space is currently closed. Jum’ah prayers are held every Friday 1:15 - 1:45 pm on the International Lounge Patio of Usdan. Please bring your own prayer rug and do your ablutions (wudu / abdest) before arriving, since the prayer room is currently closed. If you do not have a prayer rug, or if you have any questions, please contact Muslim Chaplain Harun Spevack. Please register in advance for this meeting; you also have the option to watch livestream on Zoom, and you can register once for the whole semester.