Michigan Muslims preserve religion in campus


In a multi-religious community, Muslim students in Michigan State University (MSU) are keen on preserving their religious practices and finding time to take a break and pray to Allah in their diverse campus.

International relations junior Mohammed Rathur says he can’t miss his daily prayers.

Rathur said he has an application on his phone called iPray, which helps to give accurate prayer times no matter where someone is.

For students wearing hijab, or Islamic headscarf, the life was not much difficult in MSU campus as most Muslims who donned Hijab experienced an increased level of respect toward them.

Since the 9/11 attacks, US Muslims, estimated between 6-8 million, have complained of discrimination and stereotypes in the society because of their Islamic attires or identities.

A US survey has revealed that the majority of Americans know very little about Muslims and their faith.


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