Center for Muslim Life


Please check Duke Groups for all of our upcoming programs and events!

Jumu'ah (also spelled Jummah, Jumu'a, or Jum'ah)

Fridays, 1pm-1:30pm in-person and on Zoom.

See below for in-person information. Zoom Meeting ID is 652-821-939.

IN-PERSON JUMU'AH: Weekly on-campus services are available by reservation only. Sign up to attend in-person Jumu'ah here.


Click here to suggest a topic for Friday khutbahs.

Click here to listen to previous khutbahs.


Tuesday nights, 6pm-7:30pm on Zoom.

Zoom Meeting ID is 981-0415-4068

A weekly Qur'an recitation and discussion group with Chaplain Joshua Salaam. Join in as the Qur’an is read in Arabic by attendees practicing their recitation. Afterwards, engage in conversation to connect more deeply with the verses.

Black Muslim Talk Space

Third Thursdays of the month, 7pm-9pm on Zoom.

Zoom Meeting ID is 981-0415-4068

Monthly meetings for black-identified Muslims, held at the Mary Lou Williams Center for Black Culture. Check out our Facebook page for the next event.

Muhammad: The Ideal Muslim

First Wednesdays of the month, 6pm-7pm on Zoom.

Zoom Meeting ID is 837-377-0725

During these challenging times, come take a closer look at the life of Prophet Muhammad, the ideal Muslim, with Imam Waheed. The Prophet modeled the best coping skills for all human beings.


Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, is observed as a month of fasting to commemorate the first revelation of the Qur'an to Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).

Every Ramadan, CML offers free iftars from Monday through Thursday at the Center for Muslim Life (406 Swift Ave.). Iftars are open to all!

During covid-19, the CML offers nightly digital programming featuring guest speakers and Qur'anic recitation throughout Ramadan.


Ashura marks the tenth day of Muharram, the first month of the Islamic Calendar. Ashura marks the epic martyrdom of Imam Hussain, grandson of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), and, in Shia tradition, is commemorated through recitation of the Qur'an and lamentation poetry. In Sunni tradition, the day of Ashura has great virtue and fasting on this day, along with one day before or after it, is strongly encouraged. In honor of these traditions, CML offers programming for its Shia and Sunni students.


In typical years, for students who are not going home over Fall Break, the CML offers a dinner event and gathering space for students and their friends to come together the Friday after Thanksgiving.


To suggest a programming idea, click here.

To suggest a speaker, click here.