Taraweeh Updates and Community Iftaars


We hope that everyone is enjoying and having a wonderful Ramadan thus far.
There are just a few updates regarding Taraweeh prayers at Harvard. Currently, Taraweeh prayers are being held in Canaday E Basement Musallah, but as of this Wednesday, June 24, prayers will move permanently to Holden Chapel (map included below) for everyday of the week except for Friday nights, on which prayers will be held in the Smith Center (map included below). Prayers will begin at 10 PM.

Additionally, our community iftaars began this pat weekend, Alhamdulilah, with an iftaar every Friday and Saturday of Ramadan. They will be located at the Smith Campus Center. A picture is attached below to indicating the entrance with a star; it will be the entrance next to the bank. The address is 1360 Massachusetts Avenue. The aforementioned Friday Taraweeh prayers will be held in the same location.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email us.

Holden Chapel
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Smith Center (street view, star indicates entrance)

Taraweeh Prayer at Harvard

Asalamualikum and Ramadan Mubarak,

The Harvard Islamic Society is excited to announce that we have a Hafiz and a place secured to pray Taraweeh on the Harvard University campus. The first few taraweeh prayers will begin tonight (June 17, 2015) and will be held in Canaday E Basement Musallah. Starting sometime next week, prayers will move to Holden Chapel (the same place as Friday Ju’maa prayers), except on Friday nights on which prayers will be held at the Smith Center.

Please check your emails, our website, and taraweh/Ju’maa announcements for updates, changes to the schedule, or any other information.

Please email us if you have any questions or concerns.

Ramadan 2015

Asalaamualaikum everyone!

The Harvard Islamic Society is excited to begin announcing details regarding programming during the month of Ramadan.

Iftaar will be held at the Smith Campus Center located next to Au Bon Pain at Harvard Square. Times will be posted for each Iftaar as the time nears. Iftaars will be held every Friday and Saturday of Ramadan, totaling 9 Iftaars. They will begin June 19th, and end July 17th.

Taraweeh Prayers are normally held at ISBCC and MIT (please contact us if you would like more details regarding these prayers at ISBCC & MIT). The Harvard Islamic Society is working on securing someone to pray Tarwaeeh on campus during the month of Ramadan. If you are willing to do so, or know of any place that can be used, please contact us at harvardislamicsociety@gmail.com.

Access to the Musallah (prayer space in the basement of Canaday Hall) should be secured by sending an email request via the Musallah Access Request Form.

If there are any other questions, please do not hesitate to email us.

Harvard Islamic Society Board ’15

Welcome Class of 2019!

Asalaamualaikum and WELCOME to HARVARD, Class of 2019!

We are so excited and happy to have you on campus this weekend! Just a reminder, we have our annual Spring Dinner tonight in Leverett House Dining Hall from 8:30-10:30 PM. Please come and feel free to bring your families! Details can be found here!

Additionally, please come to our Pre-Frosh Mixer event before the dinner in Sever 110 from 7-8:16 PM to meet your fellow classmates and some of the current members of the Harvard Islamic Society.

Finally, please check out our brand new Freshmen Muslim Life and Muslim Life at Harvard Guides on our website. They can be found here!

And as always, if you have any questions throughout the weekend, please do not hesitate to email us at harvardislamicsociety@gmail.com. We will check our email regularly and try to get back to you as soon as possible.

See you around campus, Insha’Allah!

HIS Presents Islam in America Series!

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The Harvard Islamic Society presents their annual Islam in America Series, highlighting the diversity of Islam inside and outside of America. Come join us for our four special events – all the information and logistics regarding the event can be found on our Facebook page!

You Are Cordially Invited to HIS Spring Dinner!


The Harvard Society cordially invites you to our annual Spring Dinner: “Celebrating Diversity”

Featuring Student speakers from across the University:
Sarrah Shahawy, Medical School ’16, Ismayil Valiyev, Extension ’16, Tasnim Ahmed, College ’17, Ali Elreichouni, College ’17, and Sarah Mokh, College ’18

Saturday, April 25, 8:30pm- 10:30pm at Leverett House Dining Hall (28 Dewolfe Street, Cambridge, MA)

Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the Harvard Box Office or from any HIS board member!

RSVP here!

Email harvardislamicsociety@gmail.com with any questions!

Speak at HIS Spring Dinner 2015!

This year, as a culmination to our Islam in America Week, and in celebration of our community’s diversity, we will have student speakers at our Spring Dinner in April instead of a usual keynote speaker.

We would like to welcome voices from across the University and encourage you to send in a speech by filling out the Google Form below. You also have the option of having your speech considered for a Diversity poster display during Spring Dinner so we encourage you to send in something, even if you are not comfortable with public speaking!

If you are interested in applying, please fill out this form by midnight on March 29th.

Remember X: The Life and Legacy of a Civil Rights Legend

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The Harvard Islamic Society invites you to a special event commemorating the 50 years that have passed since his death. This event will feature Malcolm’s youngest daughter, Ilyasah Shabazz. Our goals for the event are simple, to raise awareness of the immense legacy left by Malcolm X in the many arenas of his life. We hope to promote a more complex and well rounded dialogue about his significance in our country’s history, as well as the untold narrative of civil rights and Islam as they did and continue to exist together in America.

Please click here for event details.

Congratulations to the Harvard Islamic Society Executive Board of 2015!

Asalamu alaykum,

On behalf of the HIS executive board, it is an honor to announce the winners of the HIS elections earlier today. We are grateful to all those who nominated candidates, showed up to vote, and to the candidates themselves for all the past work they have done and the responsibility they have chosen to take up next year. The 2015 executive board of the Harvard Islamic society is:

President: Lana Idris ’16
Vice President: Hassaan Shahawy ’16
Secretary: Zarin Rahman ’18
Treasurer: Zaahid Khan ’17
Director of Internal Relations: Abeer Eltemtamy ’17
Director of External Relations: Zainub Dhanani ’17
Director of Islamic Learning: Mohammed Ahsan ’17
Director of Development: Ameen Chaudry ’17

The new board transitions later this month. We are looking forward to the great work they will do, inshaaAllah, and wish them the best of luck moving forward.

Upcoming Events

Events on August 7, 2015

Ju'maah Prayer

Starts: 1:15 pm

Ends: 2:00 pm

Location: Holden Chapel

Jamaat in the Musallah

Jamaat times in the Canaday Musallah are offered during the school year only. We apologize for this inconvenience. However, if you are affiliated with Harvard University, you may receive access to the Musallah using the Musallah Access Form.

For directions to the Musallah, please click here.