CAIRO – Enjoying a welcoming atmosphere, Muslim students at a Canadian university are celebrating the opening of a new prayer room to fulfil their religious duties.
“It’s beautiful,” Hasna Egal, a fourth-year neuroscience student, told university newspaper The Varsity on Monday, February 11.
“The Muslim prayer space is welcoming, clean and very quiet.”
A new prayer room was opened at Emmanuel College in Toronto last month to help Muslim students perform their prayers.
“I think it’s going really well,” said Amjad Tarsin, the first Muslim chaplain at the University of Toronto.
“The space is very beautiful. The whole space fills up every prayer time, but what’s also really cool is that you can find people studying there and using it as a hangout space.”
The new prayer space has cost $25,000, which was shared by the Canadian Jaffari Muslim Foundation [the aforementioned Khomeinists], the Islamic Foundation of Toronto, the Islamic Institute of Toronto, the Muslim Chaplaincy, and the Muslim Students Association at University of Toronto [the aforementioned MuBros].
The cost of the $75,000 ablutions facility was shared by Emmanuel College and Victoria College.
Muslim students also welcome non-Muslim colleagues at their new prayer room.
“It’s definitely inclusive and I wouldn’t see why not. Students are welcome to observe prayers,” Tarsin said...And, no doubt, to "revert" should they feel the urge to do so.