Here are some important locations, housing information, our Halal dining recommendations, book recommendations, class recommendations, and other useful resources.
Brown Muslim Students' Center
The BMSC is an area in Champlin Hall where Muslim students can come to pray, read Quran, access Islamic texts, and more. The space has a small wudu station and kitchen for cooking halal food. To use the space, students must contact the BMSA to gain swipe access.
201 Thayer St
Sci Li Prayer Room
This prayer room is a small room on the 12th floor of the Sciences Library. To use the space, students must request a key from the service desk at Level A.
69 Brown St
Page-Rob Prayer Room
This prayer room is a small room on the 4th floor of Page-Robinson Hall. There is no process necessary to access the space.
222 Richmond St
Alpert Medical School
This prayer room is inside the fitness center on the 4th floor of the Alpert Medical School a few minutes away from Brown's main campus. This space is only available for the use of medical students.
121 South Main Street
Public Health Building
This prayer room is located at Room 243B in the Public Health Building.
Brown University Dining Halls
All non-breaded chicken is Zabiha Halal at all of Brown's dining halls. Occasionally, other Zabiha Halal meats are served as well, as designated on the menus of each individual dining hall.
288 Thayer St
Mike's is a local restaurant on Thayer St. that serves wraps, sandwiches, and calzones.
Note: Only the chicken shawarma and lamb gyro are Zabiha Halal.
833 Hope St
Not Just Snacks
NJS is a Zabiha Halal restaurant serving Indian cuisine. It is located just a few minutes away from campus down Hope St. For more information, please click the link to their website below.
Religious Housing Accommodations
Brown University Residential Life provides religious housing accommodations for students who should need it. Accommodations for Muslim students range from rooms with semi-private bathrooms to suites for upperclassmen. Students will be given the option to submit an accommodation form through the BMSA before the Housing Lottery each year.
Islam, Violence and Media
RELS 0090M. One of the most controversial issues in contemporary political discourse is the question of Islamist violence and its relationship to Islamic religion and practice. In this course, we will explore the phenomenon and media representation of radicalization, and their relationship to a number of institutions and issues, including but not limited to: religious texts, global politics, colonialism, war, and nationalism. The goals of this course are to familiarize students with the historical and discursive issues pertaining to radicalism and religious violence in Islamic and non-Islamic contexts, and to posit questions about what constitutes “radicalism” in a given tradition or cultural context.