Muslim Life

The Muslim life program is dedicated to providing a supportive community that serves to enrich students through fellowship, study, and worship. Muslim life at UR is rich in diversity, welcoming students from across the United States and around the world. The result is a growing community that strives to learn from one another while sharing each students' unique heritage and interests. Highlights of Muslim life include:

  • Weekly Friday/Jumm'ah Prayer at 1:00 p.m. in the Inter-Religious Prayer Room
  • Weekly discussions/halaqahs and Qur'an study
  • Semesterly social and community service activities
  • Eid Banquet
  • Islam Awareness Week

Please contact Muslim Chaplain Waleed Ilyas for more information or with any questions.


Friday/Jumuʿah Prayer is held weekly at 1:00 p.m. in the Inter-religious Prayer Room throughout the academic year. The Inter-religious Prayer Room is located in the Wilton Center and is accessible throughout the day for the daily prayers. Prayer rugs, muṣḥaf, scarves, and prayer necessities are available in the room.

Muslim Chaplain

Waleed Ilyas

Waleed Ilyas joined the Chaplaincy staff as Muslim Chaplain in August 2017. Waleed completed his MBA at Virginia Commonwealth University with a concentration in healthcare management, where he also holds an undergraduate degree in Biomedical Engineering. In addition to his part-time role with the Chaplaincy, he is a Project Manager for OCHIN, a nonprofit healthcare company. Waleed is pursuing his Masters in Islamic Studies with a concentration in Islamic Leadership from The Islamic Seminary of America.