Muslim Life at Elon

The Elon University community and the Truitt Center for Religious & Spiritual Life are committed to promoting an understanding and awareness of the Islamic faith. Through events, services, and forums, Elon enables Muslim students to engage with their faith, and for others on campus to interact with Muslims as well. We provide space on campus for students to discover Muslim traditions, cultures, and beliefs while interacting first hand with one another. Read Frequently Asked Questions about Muslim Life at Elon.

We welcome you to the Elon community! 
For more information, please contact Muslim Coordinator Shane Atkinson  or Chaplain Jan Fuller or call the Truitt Center at 336-278-7729

Students gather in the Numen Lumen Pavillion to celebrate Eid al-Adha

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Past Events at Muslim Life

Eid al-Adha

Eid Al Adha celebrates Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son and is a feast holiday. We will have food from a variety of countries and cultures, and will get to listen to individuals from the Elon community share their stories of Eid al-Adha celebrations and join in discussion over a great meal! Join us every year as we host this wonderful celebration on campus.

Winterfaith Luncheon Series

Do you wonder what it means to follow a certain religious or spiritual path?  We offer lunch and learning at the wInterfaith luncheons as we seek to understand basic practices and also internal pluralisms of meaning making systems and religions.  Wednesdays during winter term we offer personal and educational perspectives from two practitioners of each of three spiritual traditions.  Lunch will be served and requires a reservation by noon the day before each luncheon.  Free to students with a reservation. The lunch focusing on Islam will be held on Wednesday, January 8th, 2015.

Unlikely Partners: Peacemaking Accross Religions

Rabbi Yehuda Sarna and Imam Khalid Latif will share about their friendship, their work together and their convictions about peacemaking across religions. Latif and Sarna are co-founders of New York University’s The ‘Of Many’ Institute for Multifaith Leadership, which seeks to inspire, educate and train the next generation of spiritual, religious and secular leaders to meet the growing complexities of their communities and the world. Join us on February 26th, 2015!

Questioning Abraham: The Jewish-Christian-Muslim Debate About Being Abrahamic

Harvard University professor Jon Levenson discusses how conventional ideas of Judaism, Christianity and Islam as three equally “Abrahamic” religions derives from a dangerous misunderstanding of key biblical and Qur’anic texts, fails to do justice to any of the traditions, and is often biased against Judaism in subtle and pernicious ways. This event will be held on in LaRose Digital Theater in the Koury Business Center on March 17th, 2015.