Community Events

Interested in seeing what else is going on around the city? Check out the community events below to see what other groups have been organizing for Muslims across campus, Morningside Heights, and the greater NYC are.

  • The Seeds of Sex and Violence: From East to West March 21st, 2014

    Columbia Child Rights Annual Spring Conference
    The Seeds of Sex and Violence: From East to West
    A Conversation & Networking Event

    Date: Friday, April 18th
    Time: 6:30 to 9:30 PM
    Location: Lerner C555

    Emerging from the well-publicized Delhi gang rape case and the numerous public acts of sexual violence that followed, ...

  • Film Screening of “Very Young Girls” March 21st, 2014

    Screening, Dinner & Conversation

    Date: Friday, March 28th
    Time: 5:00 PM to 9:00PM
    Location: Lerner C555

    As explained by its creators, Very Young Girls is an exposé of the commercial sexual exploitation of girls in New York City as they are sold on the streets by pimps and treated as adult ...

  • Ladies’ Tajweed Classes March 06th, 2014
  • Clery Lecture Series feat. Angela Rose March 05th, 2014
  • Muslim Commercial Society in the Age of Global Capitalism February 28th, 2014

    Date: Wednesday, March 5
    Time: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Location: 403 Knox Hall (606 West 122nd Street)

    Through an examination of contests surrounding a single written instrument in which a freed slave agrees to deliver ivory to a Hindu moneylender, this lecture explores changing Islamicate commercial practices during the nineteenth ...

  • Coalition Against Gentrification February 26th, 2014

    Date: Friday, February 28th
    Time: 6:00 PM
    Location: 504 Diana Center

    The Coalition Against Gentrification is a group of students working with organizations in West and East Harlem to build a movement which resists expansion by Columbia University and general displacement and gentrification.

    On Friday, February 28th we will be having ...

  • Discussion: Socioeconomic Status and Asian Americans February 10th, 2014

    Date: Tuesday, February 11th
    Time: 9:00 PM
    Location: Malcolm X Lounge

    The Asian American Alliance and the Quest Scholars Network cordially invite you to join a discussion on socioeconomic status and Asian Americans. Some questions that will be considered over the evening include:

    • How does socioeconomic status relate to being Asian-American?
    • For instance, ...
    • OUC Study Spaces and “Exhale” During Reading Week December 09th, 2013

      Dear Students,

      I know we thought last week would be the last Exhale of the semester since classes end on the 9th. But we decided to extend one more week as a way of providing breathing room in the midst of the stressful week of studying. So Exhale will occur one more time this Tuesday from ...

    • Spirit and Sound: A Concert Series November 24th, 2013

      Date: Monday, November 25th
      Time: 7:45 PM to 9:00 PM
      Location: Glicker-Milstein Theatre, 3009 Broadway

      Najib Shaheen & Friends with special guests Rabbi Rolando Matalon and Deacon Naji Yousuf

      Join the Institute for Religion, Culture, and Public Life on Monday, November 25th, when oudist Najib Shaheen performs with members of Simon ...

    • Barnard SGA Townhall Meeting on Sexual Violence November 11th, 2013

      Date: Monday, November 11th
      Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
      Location: Diana Event Oval

      The Columbia University Democrats invite you to the upcoming Barnard SGA Townhall Meeting to show your support for the initiatives the they have been working on this semester to address sexual violence on campus. The Columbia ...

    • Shattering the Doubts: Finding Faith When the Mind Questions God November 10th, 2013
      The OakTree Institute is having a class at the MAS Youth Center in Brooklyn on November 16th called Shattering the Doubts: Finding Faith When the Mind Questions God which will be taught by Dr. Mohamed AbuTaleb, who recently spoke at our campus event on science and religion.
      OakTree is an institute whose mission is “To develop citizen leaders driven ...
    • Artist Talk with Zakaria Ramhani and Maymanah Farhat November 03rd, 2013

      Date: Tuesday, November 5th
      Time: 7:00 PM
      Location: Julie Meneret Contemporary Art Gallery (133 Orchard Street)

      “When I returned home to Tangier after spending eight months living in France, I began writing on the canvas rather than painting on it. I no longer painted pictures; I wrote portraits.” ~ Zakaria ...

    • These Birds Walk November 03rd, 2013

      THESE BIRDS WALK, an award-winning documentary about Abdul Sattar Edhi and his incredible work in Pakistan is making its much anticipated theatrical release November 1st through November 7th at Village East Cinema in NYC.

      In Karachi, Pak­istan, a run­away boy’s life hangs on one crit­i­cal ques­tion: where is home? The streets, an orphan­age, or with the ...

    • Winnifred F. Sullivan on: Religion and the Roberts Court November 03rd, 2013

      Date: Thursday, November 7
      Time: 4:00 PM
      Location: Room 707, International Affairs Building

      It is widely acknowledged that the jurisprudence of the religion clauses of the First Amendment is up for grabs once again. What can we say about the cases decided in the last eight years? Is the Court ...

    • Fabrice Balanche: Minorities in the Syrian Crisis November 03rd, 2013

      Date: Wednesday, November 6th
      Time: 12:00pm
      Location: 754 Schermerhorn Extension

      The slogan chanted in the demonstrations against the regime of Bashar al-Assad in spring 2011 was controversial: “The Alawites to the grave and Christians to Beirut.” TheSyrian opposition claimed that the authors of this slogan were members of the intelligence services who ...

    • ICNYU 2013 Muharram Majlis Program with Sayed Jawad Qazwini November 03rd, 2013

      Dates: Monday, November 4th to Wednesday, November 13th
      Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
      Location: IC Prayer Room, 4th Floor GCASL (238 Thompson Street, NY, NY 10012)

      *This program is free and open to everyone, but each night will cost the Islamic Center around $1400, inclusive of all food and ...

    • Nadeem Aslam: The Novelist and the War on Terror November 01st, 2013

      Date: Friday, November 22nd
      Time: 6:00 PM
      Location: Julius S. Held Auditorium (304 Barnard Hall)

      Nadeem Aslam will give a reading from his most recent work, The Blind Man’s Garden, and engage in a Q&A about his life and work.

      Born in Pakistan and raised in Britain, Nadeem Aslam is a writer ...

    • Free Friday Night Lecture with Suhaib Webb! October 28th, 2013

      Date: Friday, November 1st
      Time: 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
      Location: NYU Kimmel Center 4th Floor E&L Auditorium (located at 60 Washington Square South)

      Join brothers and sisters at the IC for a free Friday night lecture with Shaykh Suhaib Webb! The lecture is open to all—an ID Card needed ...

    • Weekend Seminar with Suhaib Webb October 28th, 2013

      Date: Saturday, November 2nd
      Time: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
      Location: NYU GCASL, Room C-95 (located at 238 Thompson Street)

      Seating is limited so be sure to register today. The cost of registration is $45, and financial aid is available. If you’d like to help sponsor someone’s ...

    • Sevice Hop Follow-up Dinner October 28th, 2013

      Date: Tuesday, October 29th
      Time: 7:00 PM
      Location: 5th Floor of Hillel (located at 606 West 115th Street)

      For all who took part in the Service Hop this past weekend, this dinner will be a wonderful opportunity to come together ...

    • Eat, Pray, Love: A Spiritual Journey of the Heart October 28th, 2013

      Date: Saturday, November 2nd
      Time: 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
      Location: Church of Holy Apostles NYC (located at 296 Ninth Ave., at 28th Street)

      The Naqshbandi Sufi order & Shaykh Muhammad Hisham Kabbani invite all to an enchanting evening of music and meditation. The event will featuring hadarah (sacred movement) ...

    • Palestine and the Public Intellectual: Honoring Edward Said October 28th, 2013

      Date: Wednesday, October 30th
      Time: 7:00 PM (doors open at 6:00 PM)
      Location: Low Library Rotunda (Enter gates on 116th & Broadway or Amsterdam Avenue)

      RSVP Required.

      On the Tenth Anniversary of Edward Said’s passing, renowned scholars Judith Butler and Cornell West will discuss what it means to be a public intellectual and Edward Said’s impact on the academic ...

    • Ignorance: Presented by Jane Alexander, Kamal Bawa, and Sandesh Kadur October 28th, 2013

      Date: Wednesday, October 30th
      Time: 7:00 PM
      Location: Rubin Museum of Art

      “The last word in ignorance is the man who says of an animal or plant, ‘What good is it?’” —Aldo Leopold

      Actress and conservationist Jane Alexander joins the authors (Kamal Bawa and Sandesh Kadur) of a remarkable new book on the ...

    • The State of Surveillance: Legal, Cultural, and Technological Perspectives October 23rd, 2013

      Date: Wednesday, October 23rd
      Time: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
      Location: Global Center for Academic and Spiritual Life, NYU, New York

      RSVP at this link. For more info, please see the Facebook event.

      Perhaps few news stories in recent months have been as unsettling as the revelations ...

    • Luchas’ Immigration Week October 21st, 2013

      Every year, Lucha holds a series of events and actions called Immigration Week to demand a more frank and just dialogue around immigration and to work in solidarity with immigrant communities in the U.S. This year, action is especially urgent given the increased national attention to so-called immigration reform in the shape of the Border ...

    • MPE Reader Release Party October 21st, 2013

      Date: Tuesday, October 22nd
      Time: 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
      Location: Malcolm X Lounge (in Hartley Hall)

      The Men’s Peer Education (MPE) cordially invites the members of MSA to attend their MPE Reader Release Party!

      We’re hoping to use this as an opportunity for MSA and MPE to work together and ...

    • What’s Love Got to Do With It? October 21st, 2013

      What’s Love Got to Do With It? is a conference being hosted by the Foundation for Knowledge and Development that is going to be held in NYC this Thanksgiving weekend on November 30th and December 1st.

      The FKAD will be hosting speakers from: Al Maghrib, Mishkah University, MAS, The Oaktree Institute, New York City Muslim Center and ...

    • Domestic Violence: Adult and Teen Relationship Abuse October 13th, 2013

      Date: Friday, October 18th
      Time: 7:00 PM
      Location: East Campus H604

      In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the Community Health House, a special interest community on campus, will participate in the Manhattan District Attorney’s Legal Bound Educational Program to conduct a presentation on domestic violence and how patterns of abusive ...

    • The Struggle for Syria October 13th, 2013

      Date: Wednesday, October 16th
      Time: 8:00 PM
      Location: Roone Arledge Cinema

      With over a 100, 000 deaths and 2.5 million deaths, the Syrian civil war has shaken the Middle East and horrified the rest of the world. It has raised a lot of questions about the ethical and legal justification ...

    • Chaand Raat October 10th, 2013

      Date: Friday, October 11th
      Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
      Location: Ella Weed Room, Milbank Hall

      Join the Organization of Pakistani Students in celebrating Chaand Raat! There will be Mehndi (Henna) for those who want it and, of course, free food! Literally the night of the moon, Chaand Raat is ...

    • Raza v. City of New York October 06th, 2013

      Please see the following e-mail concerning a very pressing and relevant development in a lawsuit that has implications for all Muslims i in the New York City area.


      Please read this and forward it to your contacts, and do try to attend. The more supporters we have for this case, the more pressure it puts on ...

    • Fellowship for Inter-Religious Encounter October 03rd, 2013

      This semester, Hillel will be launching the The Fellowship for Inter-Religious Encounter, which will allow a select group of undergraduate Columbia and Barnard students from varied religious and cultural backgrounds to meaningfully and creatively explore questions of religious and humanistic identity together. This fellowship strives to create a community which truly represents the diversity of ...

    • Gandhi Day October 03rd, 2013

      Date: Saturday, October 5th
      Time: Meet at 9:00 AM (Volunteering will happen from 10:30 AM to 2:00-3:00 PM)
      Location: Meet at Satow Room, Lerner Hall

      Club Zamana and the Hindu Students Organization would like to invite you to participate in their annual Be the Change Day, also known as Gandhi ...

    • Muslim Spirituality Retreat September 28th, 2013

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      Date: Friday, October 4th to Saturday, October 5th
      Location: Blairstown Retreat Center, NJ

      Today is the last day to register for the MUSLIM SPIRITUALITY RETREAT organized through Princeton University’s Muslim Life Program. The retreat will including hiking, thikr and prayers, fun leadership building activities, seminars and conversations on spirituality in college life, ...

    • Screening of “The Dream is Now” September 23rd, 2013

      Date: Tuesday, October 1st
      Time: 8:00 PM
      Location: 301 Hamilton

      On Tuesday, October 1st at 8:00 PM in 301 Hamilton, the Columbia Democrats will host a screening of Davis Guggenheim’s The Dream is Now documentary, a product of Guggenheim’s efforts with Laurene Powell Jobs, widow of Steve Jobs, to raise ...

    • Press Conference on Prabhjot Singh September 23rd, 2013

      Date: Monday, September 23rd
      Time: 1:00 PM or 2:00 PM
      Location: 1510 International Affairs Building

      One of our respected professors, Prabhjot Singh, was assaulted this past Saturday night and subsequently hospitalized Saturday night while walking along 110th Street near Lennox Avenue. It is being investigated by the NYC Police Department ...

    • The Muslims Are Coming! September 23rd, 2013

      Dates of screenings: Friday, September 20th through Thursday, September 26th
      Location: Quad Cinema, 34 West 13th Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues)

      The Muslims Are Coming! is an award winning comedy documentary which follows a band of Muslim-American comedians as they visit big cities, small towns, rural villages, and everything ...

    • Bloody Pyramids: Dissecting the Politics of the Egyptian Crisis September 23rd, 2013

      Date: Monday, September 23rd
      Time: 9:00 PM to 11:00 PM
      Location: C555, Lerner Hall

      The African Students Associate is organizing Bloody Pyramids: Dissecting the Politics of the Egyptian Crisis in a co-sponsorship with the Columbia MSA to discuss lessons for growing sustainable, indigenous African democracies or alternative Forms of government. ...

    • Jesus the Man vs. Jesus the Christ September 23rd, 2013

      Date: Monday, September 23
      Time: 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
      Location: 19 Washington Square North

      In this keynote, based on his new #1 New York Times bestselling book, Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth, Reza Aslan sifts through centuries of mythmaking to shed new light on one ...

    • The Beautiful, Rowdy Prisoners September 23rd, 2013

      Date: Saturday, September 28th
      Time: 7:00 to 8:30 PM (Doors open at 6:45 PM)
      Location: Lerner Party Space

      Asian American Alliance and Club Zamana present “The Beautiful, Rowdy Prisoners”

      a Hip-Hop Set by Chee Malabar followed by a Q&A with Manan Ahmed

      Born in Bombay and raised in Baroda, ...

    • From the Office of the Chaplain September 16th, 2013


      Tuesday, September 17th is a new weekly event, Exhale. Exhale is an interfaith space for prayer, meditation, and quiet reflection. Students are invited to take a break from schedules to explore their own and others’ spiritual renewal. This is a drop in event that begins at 6pm and ends at 7:30pm. Please contact Daniel Meyers, ...

    • The Global Landscape of Mira Nair September 07th, 2013

    • Remembering Edward Said September 07th, 2013

    • 2nd Annual Halal Food Festival August 07th, 2013

      Save the date! MYCC, the organizers of the first-ever Halal Food Festival in 2012, a craze which has taken the entire globe by storm—from Canada to England, from LA to Chicago to NY, return this year in collaboration with the Islamic Society of Central Jersey, to bring you more vendors, ...

    • IamY Convention 2012 January 26th, 2012


      Through annual conventions, IamY hopes to raise awareness about the unique struggles faced by American Muslim youth. By educating the youth themselves and enlightening their families about youth issues, we hope to give the Muslim community the tools and knowledge needed to overcome these challenges and become active, responsible citizens of their world.


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