Muslim Life at Georgetown

"With guidance from our dedicated chaplains, I developed an understanding of my faith and engaged in a dialogue with others. Most importantly though, I learned more about myself than I had ever expected." - Noreen Shaikh, C'12

Muslim Life provides worship services and religious support for Georgetown’s Muslim population as well as educational programs about Islam. Georgetown University encourages and fosters a strong and growing Muslim community. It is part and parcel of the Jesuit tradition that imbues the university to learn and live in an environment committed to intellectual freedom, religious pluralism and cultural diversity. 

As one of the nation’s oldest and most renowned Catholic universities, Georgetown University was the first to appoint a full-time Muslim chaplain to support the Muslim community on campus.

Imam Yahya Hendi is dedicated to supporting and encouraging Muslim students and others on campus through counseling and programming to benefit the community at large. We foster a welcoming environment for all those who call themselves Muslim without distinction. Our Muslim Life team is a valuable asset to our community.


Muslim Life activities at Georgetown University consist of Ramadan fasting, Iftars, retreats, Tafseer of the Qur’an, Jum’ah prayers, Islamic lecture series, weekly study circles, Qiyamul-Layl,  ‘Asharra, community service, women and faith events, and interfaith programs.

Muslim Life offers overnight retreat programs that reinforce the bond of the Muslim
community and facilitate religious reflection.

We work with the Muslim Student Association (MSA) and other student groups to put on programs and events beneficial to the Georgetown community as well as the surrounding DC community. Contact: