Islam means a lot of different things to different groups of people. To some, it is simply a religion practiced by those in the Middle East, and to others, it can be taken to mean a set of principles, values, or doctrines that are followed and respected. Many children are born into Islam in a way that one would be born into a race or culture, so Islam becomes an identity. For those who make the conscious decision to practice Islam, then it is a way of life,which is natural and helps balance between relation with God and His creations simultaneously. Google brings up two definitions; one of which is very literal: “The religion of the Muslims, a monotheistic faith regarded as revealed through Muhammad (pbuh) as the Prophet of Allah.” This definition certainly sounds correct, but it  narrowed to labeling to a religion practiced  by a group of  people with specific beliefs like in some God or some prophet. The second definition that Google delivers is “The Muslim world”. The Western media has certainly played a role in constricting down to only association with what they dub “the Muslim world”, <em>i.e.</em> the customs, traditions, and practices of targeted nations. However, these definitions delivered by Google are both incomplete and insufficient to explain what Islam means. To learn more, visit <a href="">The Message</a> page. To learn who started it, visit <a href="">The Messengers</a> page. For more info, visit the <a href="">Resources</a> page.

About Us

Learn. Practice. Share.
We at Islam on Campus try to embody the three words listed above. We begin with ourselves by learning about the religion of Islam so that we develop and mature as human beings. We then practice our faith by putting our words into actions. Lastly, we share the meaning of Islam with everyone in order to foster a greater understanding between us all.

What is Islam?

The Five Pillars
The Message

What do we do?

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Until He Returns
Until He Returns
September 24, 2014
-By Qanit Takmeel The call has been made and I wait for our leader to stand. It’s early morning and we’ll never understand. How long the siege shall last. How long we’ll rema...
Fighting for our gifts
Fighting for our gifts
September 23, 2014
- By Maleeha Babar When did people become numbers and bodies become commodities? When I look through my newsfeed, I see lists of deaths. Articles upon articles pile up my newsfeed, fil...
February 4, 2013
By Zulkar Khan Several summers ago, a neighboring family friend had a hemorrhagic stroke while late in her pregnancy. Her son was a close friend of mine. I vividly remember one late after...