Center for Muslim Life

Message from the Chaplain

Salaam-u-alaikum. The Center for Muslim Life sends greetings of peace to everyone. With all that is going on in the world, we could all use a little more peace.

The source of our pain can sometimes be the actions and statements of political leaders, religious leaders, governments, organizations and institutions. Many people also have painful experiences with family members and friends. All this pain can feel overwhelming for students who are trying to meet a very demanding workload at Duke University. At the Center for Muslim Life, we want to support students in any way possible to make their lives a little more peaceful.

We can not do it alone. I will fall short and make mistakes. I'm hoping students will be there to correct me when needed and let me know how to best serve them. We trust that our diverse Muslim population gets involved and keeps our office informed of their needs.

There is much the Muslim community does not agree on. My plan is not to have people agree but to help people understand one another. I look forward to working with students, faculty and staff in making Duke University one of the best campuses to experience Muslim Life. JOIN US!