Abdullah Sulaiman prays five times most days. Usually, three to four of those prayers happen on Cal Poly’s campus. There is only one designated area for prayer on campus. The Inclusive Prayer/Meditation/Sensory Room: a small, approximately 8’x11’ room on the fourth floor of the Robert E. Kennedy Library. Sulaiman said he spends most of his […]
Muslim students ask for accommodations during Ramadan, are turned down
As the end of Spring 2017 draws near, students begin preparing for finals. But for Muslim students on campus, finals week overlaps with their holy month of Ramadan. Ramadan is the ninth month of the Muslim calendar and in 2017 goes from May 27 to June 26. It is expected that every Muslim fasts from […]
Dalia Mogahed’s visit supports the SLO Muslim community
Mogahed’s speech provided a more proactive approach to addressing diversity and inclusivity on campus.
MSA West conference draws large crowd
Muslim lecturers spoke to students about ways to go about purifying their hearts.
Muslim Student Association conference to bring 1,200 visitors to SLO
“It’s an opportunity for college students, specifically Muslim, to take time from academics to focus on spirituality.”
Graduate student shatters Muslim stereotypes
Scientist, Islamic scholar, religious leader, woman.
Vigil for victims of religious violence to be held Saturday
On Saturday, March 7, Cal Poly will be hosting a candlelight vigil to honor those who have died due to violence toward religious minorities. The vigil will be held in the University Union Plaza at 6:30 p.m.
More than the media: Understanding Islam at Cal Poly
“After the Charlie Hebdo tragedy, as I walked around campus I could tell who’s been watching the news and scapegoating Muslims. You can see in people’s eyes, the way they narrow their eyes at me and look at me as if I’m somehow personally responsible for what these crazy people did halfway across the world.”
IHC President Zia Absar on her new gig, selflies and Ellen
Zia Absar, IHC president for the 2014 to 2015 school year, wants to make sure that residents on campus feel like they’re at a home away from home.
Muslim Student Association challenges 'Radical Islam' event
“Radical Islam,” an event planned for Tuesday evening by the Cal Poly College Republicans, has stirred up controversy on campus.