Praying Room for Muslim Students somewhere on Campus.
Hello followers:Colorado School of Mines is proud to announce the opening of new Interfaith Meditation and Prayer Room available to all students, faculty and staff located in the MEP House at 1400 Maple Street.
This space offers a tranquil setting to pray and meditate. The room is available for people of all religions and those without a practiced religion as well.
The hours of use are 8:00 am to 5:00pm. Please be respectful of the space and the others using it.
Nice Guy commented
I think this is a fine idea, since we do have many Muslim students and they do need to pray multiple times per day. But is this really a USG concern? Why not a Christian prayer room, a Satanist prayer room, and another room for people to pray to Willy Wonka? It seems to me that a motivated student can reserve whatever she needs on campus on her own, through an official Muslim student group.
Akram Ashames commented
May Allah reward you for this good deed. It would be great, if that was happened insha'a Allah
Thank you so much for getting started on this idea. We all are very grateful to you guys!
I realy apreciate it.
Husni Usman commented
It would be nice and helpful for the school to consider it.
When I was really busy with tons of workload in school, I end up so many times praying at the hallway. A small room would be sufficient for us to pray peacefully on campus.
Why can't you just go to the Islamic Center of Golden on 19th and Jackson?
While I am not saying this is a bad idea, there is a mosque 3 blocks away from campus that was made by students and is run by students. While it is difficult to go there an back between classes, all 5 prayers are prayed in the mosque everyday.
My main critique of this is that this prayer room will become a substitution for going to mosque and the current mosque will be emptied out. Alot of other college campuses have prayer rooms because there is no facilities nearby to accommodate their muslim student body, but when there is a mosque only 3 blocks from campus I really feel that this prayer room isn't justified.
That will be a great help from the school.
You can also reserve rooms from the registrar online using this form (typically done for campus club meeting): http://inside.mines.edu/Registrar-SpEvnts-Room-Reservation
Here are the available rooms:
We pray four times during the day and it would be great to not have to search for somewhere quiet/undisturbed every single time. A small room would be sufficient.