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PRAYER INFO/ISLAMIC HOLIDAYS

Prayer Times:

  • For a schedule of the prayer times in Morgantown, use either link:

https://www.islamicfinder.org/world/united-states/4815352/morgantown-prayer-times/

https://www.icmorgantown.org/prayer-times/

  • To register for Friday Prayer at the Islamic Center of Morgantown (ICM), use this link:

https://www.icmorgantown.org/prayer-times/


On campus prayer rooms:

Downtown campus-The Muslim Student Association room is located in the Mountain Lair within the Vandalia Lounge (if you would like the code for entry please email wvumsa@gmail.com). We are also proud to announce we have added a new reflection room/prayer space in the Downtown Library (Room 114, Basement). 

Reflection room

Reflection room


There are gender neutral bathrooms located on the top floor of the Mountainlair that can be used to make wudu/ perform ablution.

  • Evansdale campus - Evansdale Library, second floor, Room #216

There is a private bathroom located on the main floor of the Evansdale library that can be used to make wudu/perform ablution.

  • Health Sciences Campus - Second floor, room number 2001


Islamic Holidays:

To find when Muslim Holidays fall this year, use this link:

https://www.isb-az.org/resources/islamic-holidays.html

  • Ramadan (Islamic month of Fasting):
    • Ramadan is the 9th month of the Islamic calendar, during which Muslims fast daily from dawn to sunset as part of an effort towards self-purification and moral excellence. Muslims believe that Ramadan is the month in which the first verses of Islam’s holy book, the Qur’an, were revealed by God through the Angel Gabriel to the Prophet Muhammad.
  • Eid ul-Fitr (Festival of Breaking the Fast):
    • This holiday commemorates the completion of Ramadan and lasts for three days during which Muslims celebrate with special prayers, sweets, presents for children and community festivities.
  • Hajj (Annual Pilgrimage to Mecca):
  • The Hajj, or annual pilgrimage to Mecca, consists of several rituals which symbolize the essential concepts of the Islamic faith, such as devotion to God, brotherhood, and unity. The rituals of the Hajj also commemorate the trials of the Prophet Abraham and his family. Hajj is required once in a Muslim’s lifetime if one is financially and physically able. Two to three million Muslims perform the pilgrimage annually.
  • Eid-ul-Adha (Festival of the Sacrifice):
    • This holiday takes place on the third day of Hajj and lasts for four days. The holiday commemorates Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his son, who was miraculously replaced by a lamb. The holiday is celebrated much like Eid ul-Fitr with the addition that Muslims sacrifice a lamb, goat or cow, and share the meat with friends, relatives, and the needy.
  • Islamic New Year:
    • Islamic New Year marks the beginning of the new year on the Islamic calendar. The Islamic calendar began with the migration - or Hijra – of the Prophet Muhammad and his followers from Mecca to Medina. This event has a special significance in Islamic history as it marks the end of the period of persecution in Mecca and the transition to a recognized faith community in Medina.
  • Ashura:
    • Ashura falls on the 10th of Muharram, the first month of the Islamic calendar. For Sunnis, Ashura commemorates the exodus of Moses from Egypt, and is usually observed by completing an optional fast as practiced by the Prophet Muhammad. For Shi'as, it marks the anniversary of the tragic death of the Prophet's grandson, Husain at the hands of the Umayyad ruler, Yazid. For Shi’as the day is marked with mourning and often enactments of the tragic event.