Below is some information about the accomodations for Muslim students at Tufts. You may also find more detailed information in our Muslim's Guide to Tufts.
- Yusuf Mosque,
186 Chestnut Hill Avenue, Brighton MA. (apprx. 55 mins by MBTA from Davis Square)
- Islamic Society of Boston Mosque
204 Prospect Street Cambridge, MA. (five blocks from Central Square T Stop)
- Islamic Society of Boston Community Center (ISBCC)
100 Malcolm X Blvd, Roxbury, MA. (apprx. 45 mins by MBTA from Davis Square, 3 min walk from Roxbury Crossing on the Orange Line)
- Islamic Center of Boston
126 Boston Post Road, Wayland MA. (No MBTA option)
- IMAN Program Committee
5 Altamont Road, Quincy MA (apprx. 45 mins by mbta from Davis Square) Phone #: (617)383-2300
- Imamia Muslim Foundation of New England
115 Wood Street, Hopkinton MA. (No Public transportation option)
Meal Accomodations for Muslim Students
Muslim students on campus receive a couple of privileges from the Tufts Dining Facilities: Halal Meat and the Ramadan Meal Plan. We encourage you to look into these options so that Muslim students may continue to enjoy these accommodations for years to come.
As of 2007, alhamdulillah, halal meat has been available on selected days at Dewick Dining Hall. Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday night, at 7:30pm, cooked halal meat is available at Dewick Dining Hall. Please approach the staff at the carvery to make a request. Halal hot dogs and hamburgers are usually available every day. Note: the halal meat service will resume after Ramadan (Sept 20th).
Dining Services allows students observing Ramadan to convert some of their meals in their meal plan to meal money or points to compensate for meals missed in the day time. The meal money gained depends on the meal plan. For example, last year, freshmen and others on the Premium (unlimited) Plan were compensated 636 points for the meals missed from Aug 31, 2008 to Sept 26, 2008. The Ramadan Meal Plan for this year has not been disclosed by Dining Services yet but please take note of the instructions to use the Ramadan Meal Plan.1. Acquire the Ramadan Meal Plan Form from any of the following four places:
- Website - upload from here
- Dining Administration Office - 89 Curtis St, 2nd floor
- Muslim Unit - 176 Curtis St
- MSA general meetings - TBA
2. Have Form signed by our Muslim Chaplain, Naila Baloch. Her office hours at the Interfaith Center will be posted soon.
3. Personally deliver and submit form to the Dining Administration Office - they will ask for Tufts ID card
4. Please process your forms, once available, as soon as possible so you may take full advantage of the Ramadan Meal Plan.
The Muslim Unit, located at 176 Curtis Street beginning in the fall of 2003, offers both Muslims and non-Muslim undergraduates the opportunity to live in a friendly, diverse environment. It provides one the opportunity to enhance their cultural experience while creating new friendships and participating in several social events. The Muslim House is a space where Muslims feel comfortable to fulfill their religious obligations. Spontaneous jamat prayers at a readily available prayer area, fajr wake-up calls and group pre-dawn meals during Ramadan are some of the conveniences of living at the MU. The Muslim House consists of three floors, with one designated for women. Each floor has a full kitchen and at least one bathroom. The MU is also a central location for MSA activity. House Manager: Muhammad.Qadri@tufts.edu (Ali)
Maroon are Joey stops and Navy blue is Bus 94. In plum are the Muslim House and the Interfaith Center. MU = Muslim Unit = Muslim House ; IFC = Interfaith Center
The Tufts University Interfaith Center (IFC), located at the corner of Winthrop St and Boston Avenue, is primarily a neutral worship space as it allows no wall hangings. It houses the offices of the Catholic, Muslim and Protestant Chaplains. The Interfaith Center is used for Friday jummah, iftars, Eid celebration and other special events. The IFC is conveniently located across a lovely cafe, The Danish Pastry House, and only a 2 minute walk from the Muslim Unit. If you have any questions, please contact the Chaplain's Office at 617-627-03427
The following locations to pray are designated all over Tufts
176 Curtis Street, Somerville, MA
- Goddard Chappel
58 Winthrop Street, Medford, MA