Updates for Week 7, Spring Quarter
Eid is near, dear community! We hope you are enjoying these final days of Ramadan and that your preparation for the holiday is going smoothly. To help you plan, we wanted to highlight the amazing Stanford events the Muslim Student Union and the Office for Religious and Spiritual Life (ORSL) have organized, both on campus and off, this week.
  • Eid Around the World [Virtual Event] on Wednesday, May 13 at 5:30 PST. Join MSU to learn about the different traditions that Stanford Muslim do to celebrate Eid from a diverse range of backgrounds! RSVP here
  • Eid Prayer [On-campus Event] on Thursday. May 13th at 9:00 AM PST.
We are excited to be celebrating Eid together on campus in Frost Amphitheater.

Please help us maintain the safety of the Stanford community by filling out the required contract tracing form before arriving and following COVID safety protocols. Due to COVID restrictions, only Stanford students, faculty, staff and family members within their household will be allowed to join the event.
 Register now.
  • Eid Party [On-Campus Event] on Thursday, May 13th at 7:30 PM Join MSU for a beautiful Eid evening with Halal pizza, baklava, Eid themed photo booth & Polaroid pictures, Nasheeds, Henna tattoos, and more! We are excited for a joyful night with community to celebrate the completion of Ramadan.

Apply to staff at the Markaz Resource Center in the 2020-2021 academic year! Our collaborative team works to engage and empower a vibrant community of students who identify with or are interested in Muslim experiences both here and around the world. We have a  variety of paid, part-time positions available. Choose the one that best fits your interests and experience:


Find the full job descriptions and application here. 
Applications due on May 23rd at 11:59 PM PST.

[DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MAY 16] During the summer quarter, the Markaz professional staff will be preparing the center for its return to full operating capacity in the ‘21-’22 school year. We are looking to hire a resourceful and community-minded undergraduate student to help us with this task. This is a new part-time PAID position for 3 months of virtual and in-person work. 

Review the full job description at 
and apply here by Sunday, May 16 at 11:59 PM PST.

 Questions? Email Directors Cassie ( and Abiya (

During the month of Ramadan, we will include a list of updates on events and engagement opportunities on Virtual Ramadan ( every week!
The fourth week of TAMR posts are live here! 
On-campus Ramadan events, organized by MSU and ORSL, started on April 15th. Everyone approved to be on campus is now able to enjoy nightly iftars and prayers in Old Union Courtyard and White Plaza. Details are here. Contact with any questions.
[5/11] TALK: The Influence of the Khorāsani School of mysticism on Khorāsān RSVP
[5/12] TALK: Journey from the Land of No: A Girlhood in Revolutionary Iran RSVP
[5/12] TALK: Farmers' Protest in India RSVP
[5/14] TALK: DJ Lynnee Denise with Poet Hanif Abdurraqib RSVP
[5/20] TALK: The Economic Cost of the Islamic Revolution and War in Iran RSVP
[5/27] TALK: Losing Our Minds, Coming to Our Senses RSVP
Check out this summer course on Islam and Muslims in America.
Explore contemporary Islam and Muslims in a post-9/11 and post-Trump America in this summer course! Using ethnographic studies and digital media content, we will discuss how the lived experience of American Muslims interacts with "theoretical" and "normative" conceptions of Islam, and whether these interactions eventually create a distinctive "American Islam." Full description here!
Apply for the Summer 2021 BEAM Fellows Stipend Program. Do you have an unpaid opportunity during Summer 2021 and need funding? The BEAM Fellows Stipend Program allows students who have secured a qualifying unpaid internship, externship, or project during Summer 2021 to apply for up to $6,000 in funding. More info.

Participate on a study for Muslim Mental Health. The Stanford Muslim Student Mental Health Initiative (Stanford MMHI) is a community-driven research & advocacy project that has been launched in collaboration with the Markaz and the Stanford Muslim Mental Health Lab. Stanford MMHI aims to uplift Muslim students by understanding and advocating for their mental health needs. If you are interested in helping provide insight into Stanford Muslim students' mental health needs, you can participate in the following IRB-approved study by filling out this interest form. Follow the initiative on instagram @StanfordMMHI and email any questions here.
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