The Muslim Chaplaincy الديوان الاسلامي للارشاد
If you identify as Muslim or with Muslims or Islam in any way, the Muslim Chaplaincy is here for you. We provide a range of spiritual, social, counseling, and educational services that are available to people of all faiths or no faith, and all levels of interest and engagement.
Imam Hendi's Office Hours have concluded for the Spring Semester. Please contact him individually for appointments.
Please click here for our Spring Schedule of Programs and Events!
Who We Are Georgetown University is dedicated to a harmonious, pluralistic ideal in relation to faith. We embrace Cura Personalis and honor the examples of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) that showcase the need for and importance of dialogue, coexistence, and ongoing peaceful, informative discourse. In promoting this positive discourse, the Muslim Chaplaincy is focused on providing worship services and religious support to Georgetown’s Muslim community as well as accurate information about Islam and Muslims to interested members of the greater Georgetown community.
In keeping with Muslim values of connecting faith and action, we took a service trip to Chattanooga, Tennessee where we worked with a local Methodist Christian community to restore part of St. Mark's Church over the Thanksgiving Break (11/21-11/25) with a team of GU Muslim graduate students. Read a local news article about the trip and a reflection by GU Muslim grad student, Sadaf Qureshi! We traveled to Parkersburg, West Virginia last spring where the Muslim Chaplaincy & MSA spent Spring Break (3/3-3/10/12) working with Habitat for Humanity to build homes: Watch local news coverage of the build.
Our community is also dedicated to intra-faith peace and understanding and thereby invited Imam Hassan Qazwini to visit our campus for a public lecture in April 2012. This event was sponsored by the Muslim Chaplaincy and the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding (ACMCU).
Another key pillar of the Muslim Chaplaincy is Islamic literacy and outreach to dispel Islamophobia. The Islamic Learning Series (ILS) is a once-monthly seminar taught by Imam Yahya Hendi. This semester we held three memorable events on Prophets and Messengers in Islam, Reform in Islam & Catholicism, and Gender & Sexuality, respectively. Thank you to those who attended, and please check back next semester for more great lectures! Or, visit our YouTube channel to view video footage from past lectures.
Sadaqa to Support the Muslim Chaplaincy Help us expand and join us as we continue our dynamic range of programs and services by making a gift of sadaqa, donation, by clicking here. Just select "Other" under 'direct your gift', and then type "Muslim Chaplaincy" in the 'special instructions' field. Recent budge cuts have made this all the more urgent! Please also help by spreading the word, insha'Allah.
Prayer Spaces The Copley Muslim Prayer Room provides a sacred space for the five daily congregational prayers for the Muslim students, faculty, staff, and visitors of Georgetown University. Friday Jum'ah services are held in Bulldog Alley in the Leavey Center each Friday that classes are in session from 12-12:30pm (Arabic) and 1:25-2:00pm (English). In addition to these worship services, Eid prayers, Qiyam ul-Layl, and faith-related activities, such as weekly halaqas, Islamic Learning Series, Dinners with the Prophet, Zawiyah sessions, lunches at the Medical School, dinners with Graduate Muslims, and Ramadan iftars are conducted at various times during the academic year - visit our Facebook Page to stay updated!
We Are Here for You The Muslim Chaplaincy provides all members of Georgetown’s Muslim and non-Muslim faith (or no faith) community an outlet for brotherhood, sisterhood, and support on campus. In addition to its on-campus activities, it also arranges retreat programs and individual counseling that reinforce this bond and facilitate religious reflection and expression on and off campus.
Thank you for visiting the Muslim Chaplaincy website! We wish you peace and blessings and look forward to meeting you and building community together. Please don't hesitate to reach out to us for any reason!
Muslim Prayer Services
Muslim Prayer Room in Copley and Leavey Bulldog Alley
Muslim community members gather each Friday from 12-12:30pm for Arabic (باللغة العربية) and from 1:25-2pm for English in the Leavey Center main floor Bulldog Alley next to the food court for خطبة khutba (sermon) and صلاة الجمعة Salatul Jum'ah (Friday prayers). Free pizza and soft drinks are provided.
Please note that services for the Spring semester continue through May 17, 2013.
Click here for prayer service information for the Georgetown University Law School Campus.
A Muslim Prayer Room on the ground floor of Copley Hall is available for daily prayers. For information on communal and daily as well as Islamic centers in the area call Imam Yahya Hendi at 202-687-4272 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Multimedia - Jum'ah Khutbas
...More to come, insha'Allah! Check back each week for the latest, and review our Youtube Channel for even more! Please share with friends & family.
Did you love the khutba? Wish it were different? Is there a topic you're interested in? Would you like to volunteer to give a khutba or khaatira? Let us know what you think by sending us an e-mail.
Du'ah for Thikr & Taqwa
يا باقي انت الباقي، يا باقي انت الباقي
انت الكافي، انت الوافي
انت الشافي، انت المعافي هو الله
Yaa Baaqii Anta al-Baaqii, yaa Baaqii Anta al-Baaqii
Anta al-Kaafii, Anta al-Waafii
Anta ash-Shaafii, Anta al-Mu'aafii huwwa Allah
Oh Everlasting, You are the Eternal, Oh Everlasting, You are the Eternal
You are the Self-Sufficient, You are the Most Complete
You are the Healer, You are the All-Forgiving, Verily You are Allah
يا حيّ يا قيّوم يا بديع السموات والارض، يا ذا الجلال
والإكرام، اللهمّ إنّي أسئلك ان تحيى قلبي بنور معرفتك ابدا يا الله، يا الله، يا الله
Yaa Hayyu, yaa Qayyoom, yaa Badee' as-samawaat wa al-ardh, yaa thaa al-Jalaali wa-l-ikraam, Allahumma innii as'aluka an tuHiyya qalbii be-noor ma'rifatik abadan yaa Allah, yaa Allah, yaa Allah
Oh Ever-Living One, Oh Self-Subsisting One, Oh Originator of the Heavens and the Earth, Oh Lord of majesty
and splendor, Oh Allah I ask that you revive my heart with the light of your wisdom forever, oh Allah (3X)
يا رحمن يا رحيم
برحمتك يا ارحم الراحمين
والحمد لله ربّ العالمين
Yaa RaHmaan, yaa RaHeem
be-raHmatika yaa ArHam ar-RaaHimeen
wa al-Hamdu lillah Rabb ul-'aalimeen
Oh Most-Forgiving One, Most Loving and Beneficent
by your loving mercy, oh Most-Loving and Merciful One
and all praise is due to God alone, the Sustainer of all the worlds
Yaa Jameel | Most Beautiful
Yaa Habeeb | Most Beloved
Yaa Hannaan | Most Loving
Yaa Kareem | Most Generous
Yaa Qareeb | Most Near
Yaa Ra'oof | Most Kind
Yaa Lateef | Most Gentle
Yaa RaHmaan | Most Gracious
Yaa Mujeeb | Most Responsive
Yaa RaHeem | Dispenser of Mercy
Yaa Mu'aafii | All-Forgiving
Yaa Qaadir | All-Powerful
Yaa Ghaffaar | All-Forgiving