The Rice University Muslim Student Association is an student-run non-profit Islamic religious and social organization open and welcoming to individuals from all backgrounds. We attempt to foster Islamic awareness on our campus and beyond the hedges through our many events and initiatives that cater to both the Muslim members and the general Rice community. These events include Islam Immersion Week, Charity Week, Seerah Series, community events with guest speakers, sport tournaments, Project Sadaqa, and Showdown, as well as community service events. We are always open to any suggestions and feedback that may better carry out our mission statement.
The purpose of the Rice MSA is to foster unity among Muslim students at Rice, to spread Islam Awareness across campus, and to engage in community service. Click here to view the MSA constitution for more information.
Kuaybe Noor is currently serving as a hospital chaplain at Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center in Houston, TX.. She has completed her second year (ACPE) residency at the same hospital. Her first residency was at Hillcrest Medical Center, Tulsa Oklahoma, as the first ever Muslim chaplain in hospital’s over 100 years of history!
She is currently pursuing her Master of Arts in Chaplaincy (MAC), specializing in Islamic Chaplaincy, at Hartford International University of Religion&Peace.
Before she has found her calling, chaplaincy, she was actively involved and serving in the interfaith and intercultural dialogue area.. She was the executive director of the nonprofit ‘Dialogue Institute’ Oklahoma City branch and did lead the organization for two years.. She has represented the organization at UN’s UN Women - CSW ‘Women’s Role in Preventing Extremism’ panel in 2016.. She has served as a board member of "The Interfaith Alliance" of Oklahoma, Community Alliance of Oklahoma and Religions United Committee of Oklahoma.. She has been one of the organizers of the annual 'Diversi-Tea' and a member of 'Interfaith Women's Group of Oklahoma'.
Jummah prayers are held on Fridays at two times: 1:30 PM in the prayer room, and 3:00 PM in the Kyle Morrow Room (KMR), on the third floor of Fondren Library. This is subject to change with daylight savings and other occurences; please keep an eye out for the listserve email every Thursday. To get there, after entering Fondren Library from the front entrance, turn left into the small area, and take the elevator on the left to the third floor. The KMR will be the first set of double doors on your left as you exit the elevator.
Occasionally, Jummah prayer may be held in a different location. Sign up for our mailing list to stay updated about Jummah prayer locations.
At Rice, halal food is served in the campus serveries. Look for the dishes marked "halal." Halal meat is served for most meals at Seibel Servery by Lovett and Will Rice colleges. Halal chicken is also available at North and West Serveries upon request.
The Rice MSA ListServ acts as the main method of communication for major updates.
The Rice MSA uses Facebook to advertise and post about various events during the year!
Enjoy fun images of events hosted by the Rice MSA throughout the year!
To donate by mail, make checks payable to Rice University, with instructions to designate the gift to the Rice University Muslim Student Association. You can then mail the check to:
Office of Development MS-81
PO Box 1892
Houston, TX 77251-1892
For any assistance, contact Rice University's Office of Development at firstname.lastname@example.org or 713-348-4600.