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Muslim Life

Muslim Life at Macalester

Muslim Life at Macalester College has opportunity for observance, reflection, and communal solidarity for students, staff, and faculty. There are also opportunities for social, cultural, and intellectual events such as game nights, dinners, social outings, speaker events, and more. The Muslim community includes both religious and cultural Muslims and holds diversity in practice as well as ethnic, racial, gender, and sexual orientation identities. Muslim life is supported by both the Muslim Chaplain and the Muslim Student Association (MSA).

Halal Dining

Cafe Mac provides halal chicken and beef. Halal beef/lamb gyro is available at Nessie’s. Take-out options for Sahoor and Iftar are offered in collaboration with Cafe Mac.


  • Weekly Friday (Jum’uah)  Prayers + Lunch
  • Ramadan Iftars
  • Transportation for Taraweeh and Eid prayers at a local mosque.
  • Eid Celebrations 


  • Social Events 
  • Speaker Panels
  • Dinners


The Prayer Room in Weyerhaeuser Memorial Chapel Lower Level offers Muslims a place to offer daily prayers. Jum’uah (Friday) Prayers are held in the upper level of the Chapel.


See this video of a day in the life of one of our Muslim students: A Day in the Life: Ammar

Local Centers:

Light Upon Light Sufi Center– Sufi Center
Imam Hussain Islamic Center in Minnesota -Shia Mosque
Masjid al-Taqwa
Masjid al-Huda

Learn More

Please email [email protected] to learn more!