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Spiritual Services

Read below for details on Jumu’ah Prayer at Stanford, our prayer room, halal eating, and other mosques in the area.


Stanford offers both a primary Jumu’ah and a smaller, alternate Jumu’ah for those who are unable to attend the primary Jumu’ah due to time commitments. The primary Jumu’ah begins at 1:25 PM with Salah at 1:50 PM, and alternate Jumu’ah begins at 12:25 PM with Salah at 12:45 PM.

Both prayers are located in the Sanctuary, 3rd floor of Old Union.

Prayer Room

The MSU is privileged to have a prayer room on campus. The prayer room, commonly referred to as the musallah, is on the third floor of Old Union. If you need the code for the musallah, please email The prayer room’s hours follow that of Old Union’s. Please be respectful of the space, and make sure to close the door behind you!

Halal Dining

Here are the halal eating options on-campus:

  • The Axe and Palm at Old Union has halal beef, chicken, and lamb by request
  • All chicken in dining halls is halal. Some also incorporate halal beef into their entrees and will label it when they do so.

Local Mosques

Closest: If you’re out for dinner or at the Farmer’s Market on California Avenue and need to pray, many do not know about a tiny Sufi masjid next to Med Wraps called Jamil Islamic Center (427 South California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94306). To get in, just take the tiny green door and go up the stairs. There is a wudhu area and separate places for men and women to pray.

South Bay: 

Muslim Community Association (MCA) Islamic Center
3003 Scott Blvd.
Santa Clara, CA 95054

South Bay Islamic Association (SBIA)
325 N. 3rd Street
San Jose, CA 95112
(408) 947-9389

Shia Association of Bay Area (SABA)
4415 Fortran Ct.
San Jose, CA 95154
(408) 946-5700

Shura Council of San Francisco Bay Area
12333 S. Saratoga-Sunnyvale Road, Suite K
Saratoga, CA 95070
(408) 973-9399

East Bay:

Islamic Society of East Bay
33330 Peace Terrace
Fremont, CA 94555
(510) 429-4732

Zaytuna Institute
2070 Allston Way Suite 300
Berkeley, CA 94704
(510) 548-1979

San Ramon Valley Islamic Center
2232 Camino Ramon
San Ramon, CA 94583-1351
(925) 866-7088

Islamic Center of Livermore
379 C South Livermore Ave.
Livermore, CA 94550
(925) 443 – 1826