Check out some of the great events and activities we have planned below!
The Muslim Prayer Room in North Fairbanks Hall is the location of many of Al-Nur’s activities. It is also the hub of the Upper Valley Muslim community. Community members as well as Dartmouth students attend Friday prayers, which are held every Friday at 1:30 pm. Both Eid prayers also take place on campus, usually in a more spacious location. During Ramadan, there are Taraweeh prayers every night, led by students and community members. Certain prayers are offered in congregation daily, and the Prayer Room is open to everyone at all times.
Student-organized halaqas and classes are frequently available, depending on the interests and ambitions of the students involved. A few examples are nightlong retreats in the prayer room during Ramadan, book clubs, student-led discussion groups, and cooperative khutbah-writing sessions over dinner.
Student-initiated projects open to all of campus also take place on a regular basis. Among the most recent of these are: End of Racism Comedy Tour, New Muslim Cool—Documentary Film, a lecture on Islamic Law, a discussion and dinner with a Hollywood filmmaker (an Al-Nur alum), student-led Quranic recitation classes, Islamo-Fashion Awareness Week, and Quranica—an event first held in 2008 and again in the Winter of 2010, intended to introduce the beauty of the Quran to the broader Dartmouth campus.