1. Where can I pray on campus?
Outside of the Cross Cultural Center, we have prayer mats set up from Duhr-Isha Monday -Friday. We also hold jama'a prayers daily. Download the MSU UCI App (for iOS or Android) for the most up to date prayer times. They are also on the email E-Cal that is sent out weekly. You can visit Prayer Times for a less up-to-date approximation of the daily prayer times.
2. Where/When is Jummah?
We typically hold 2 jummah prayers on campus in the Dr. White Room in the Cross Cultural Center, the Student Center, or in the Prayer Area. The exact area will be on the weekly E-Cal, or can be found on the MSU UCI app. The timings can also be found in the App or on the Prayer Times tab.
3. Where is the nearest Masjid?
The nearest Masajid are the Islamic Center of Irvine or the Tustin Masjid. Addresses are below:
Islamic Center of Irvine (ICOI):
2 Truman St
Irvine, CA 92620
14712 Bentley Circle
Tustin, CA 92780
4. Where are the nearest Halal stores?
The nearest, recommended halal store is:
Super Irvine (International store):
14120 Culver Dr,
Irvine, CA 92604
There are also many recommended halal stores a bit further out in nearby cities including:
Altayebat Market (Arab Market):
1217 S Brookhurst St,
Anaheim, CA 92804
Fresh Choice Marketplace (International store):
9922 Katella Ave,
Anaheim, CA 92804
5. How can I get housing with fellow Muslim students?
Please be sure to sign up for GUARANTEED MSU housing if you are looking to live with other Muslim students. Sign up here!
6. Ramadan will be during the school year! What does MSU do for Ramadan?
Ramadan 2020 is projected to be completely in Spring Quarter, beginning at the end of Week 4, and ending at the beginning of Week 9. MSU has been hosting FREE daily iftars, as well as holding various halaqahs, classes, and workshops to improve our deen during this holy month for the past couple of years, and with your help will continue to do so insha'Allah. Be sure to donate here, on Venmo (@MSUUCI) or in person to any of our board members, and be sure to specify with your donation that it is for Ramadan. Ramadan is a time of growth in the community, and is one of the best times to be an MSU'er :).
7. How can I stay connected with MSU?
We have an App that you can use to find out all the happenings of MSU! We also have a weekly E-calendar that is emailed with a list of all the weekly events going in MSU. We are also on Facebook and Instagram, and have separate Brothers and Sisters WhatsApp chats to build the bonds of brotherhood and sisterhood in our Mini Ummah :).
App: iOS App | Android App
Social Media: Facebook Page | Instagram Page
Weekly E-Cal: Please email or talk to the MSU Secretary (email@example.com) or anyone on board to be added!
WhatsApp Groups: Please talk to anyone on board to be added!