Jummah prayers are offered every Friday afternoon at two locations on Campus. Check the Jummah Prayers tab for further details.
Friday meetings are the cornerstone of Duke MSA. On a Friday night around 6 pm, you can always be confident that there is a room full of loving souls, ready to share laughs and have wonderful conversation. The setting of Friday meetings is informal and social in nature. Activities range from game nights to discussions surrounding current events. Occasionally, Friday meetings are planned in collaboration with other student groups or with guest speakers. More important than what is going on during the Friday meetings is who is there, and hopefully you (yes, you!) will be among those present to share the joy. Friday meetings usually take place around 6:00 pm at the Center for Muslim Life. Traditionally, students also plan dinner outings together after the meetings.
Halaqah literally means "circle" in Arabic. In this context, however, halaqah means a study circle. These study circles are one of the many opportunities for Duke students to expand their education to environments outside the formal confines of a classroom. Halaqahs are usually held every Thursday night in the prayer room. Topics are prepared by MSA members beforehand and are decided entirely according to the interest of those willing to participate. Special halaqahs reserved just for women and women's issues are also organized according to demand. The goal of these study circles and discussions is to create an open, inviting environment where one may have the opportunity to explore questions ranging from the deepest concerns of spirituality and religious practice to the everyday questions and concerns of a Duke student. Halaqahs are open to all Duke students regardless of religious affiliation.
Weekly Qur'an Sessions
Weekly Qur'an sessions, structured to encourage students to develop a deeper relationship with the Islam's holiest scripture, are held every Wednesday night during the academic year at 8:00pm in the Center for Muslim Life. Usually led by our Chaplain, Abdullah Antepli, these sessions focus on specific passages of the Qur'an with a goal to uncover some of its multiple dimensions of meaning and significance. After a close reading in translation, questions are addressed from multiple perspectives: historical, cultural, devotional, social, political, and ethical, just to name a few. Just like every MSA function, these sessions are open to anyone regardless of their faith background.
MSA Executive Board Meetings
The MSA holds its executive board meetings on a weekly basis, usually in the prayer room. These meetings are aimed at discussing issues pertaining to the Muslim community on campus, figuring out new ideas for events, and hammering out the logistics for upcoming events. MSA's executive board has always had an open-door policy to its meetings; anyone is welcome to attend and voice their concerns or to aid in the coordination of MSA activities.