Thursday, October 20, 2011


The Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings of God be upon him, said:

"Whoever of you wakes up in the safety of his house, healthy in body, and has enough food for the day--then it is as if the world has been gathered for him in its entirety."

Thursday, October 13, 2011


"Believers, respond to God and His Messenger when he calls you to that which gives you life. Know that God comes between a person and their heart, and that you will be gathered to Him." (Qur'an 8:24).

Friday, October 07, 2011

Fairfield University's 1st Friday Prayer Service (Jumu'ah) of the Year!

Just want to remind everyone that today, Friday Oct 7th at 1:15pm in the Interfaith Room in 42 Bellarmine, Fairfield University will have its 1st Friday Prayer Service (known in Arabic as Salat al-Jumu'ah) of the year! The sermon is titled, "The Muslim's Constitution: Mindfulness, Repentance, and Beautiful Character." Whether you are Muslim or from another faith tradition, all are welcome. We look forward to seeing you there! For more information, check out the link on the 411 Page: Fairfield University's 1st Friday Prayer Service of the Year!

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Interesting Quote

Hey everyone, as the school work increases we tend to become overwhelmed and procrastinate, so this quote came to mind:

"Everyone who is taken by death asks for more time, while everyone who still has time makes excuses for procrastination". –Ali Ibn Abi Talib RA

Therefore, let us keep up with our work and always remember Allah (SW) and inshallah we will succeed.

Thursday, September 29, 2011


The Messenger of God (peace and mercy be upon him) said:

"God the Exalted is good and accepts only that which is good. Indeed God has commanded the believers to do that which he commanded the messengers. The Exalted has said: 'Messengers, eat good things and do good deeds.' And God the Exalted has said : 'You who believe, eat the good things We have provided for you.'"

Then he mentioned [the case of] a man who, having journeyed far, is disheveled and dusty, and who spreads out his hands to the sky [saying] : "O Lord! O Lord!" --meanwhile his food is unlawful, his drink unlawful, his clothing unlawful, and he is nourished unlawfully--so how could he be answered?!"
[Narrated by Muslim]

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Welcome Letter from New Muslim Chaplain

In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful
and may God's peace and blessings be upon the Prophet Muhammad, his family, and companions

Assalamu 'alaykum everyone!

My name is Amjad Tarsin and I am your new Muslim Chaplain for this year. I hope that everyone had a great Ramadan and Summer, and that the school year is off to an amazing start! I would also like to especially welcome new freshman to Fairfield. I am sure you will have a very formative time over the next four years, God willing. For most people, college brings about some of the most memorable experiences in one's life.

Allah says in the Qur'an: "The believers, both men and women, support each other; they order what is right and forbid what is wrong; they keep up the prayer and pay the prescribed alms; they obey God and His Messenger. God will give His mercy to such people: God is Almighty and Wise." (9:71).

And the Prophet Muhammad (peace and mercy be upon him) said,"The likeness of the believers in their love, mercy, and compassion is like that of a body. When one part of the body complains, the rest of the body reacts with sleeplessness and fever." [Bukhari & Muslim].

College is a wonderful journey (most of the time!) of growth, discovery, and challenges - and one of the things that successfully gets you through it all is good company. One of the goals of the Muslim Students' Association and the Muslim Chaplain is to be able to provide the support, mutual love, mercy, and compassion to Muslim students on campus. Whether you are interested in taking an active role in the MSA or not, I nevertheless encourage you to take advantage of the friendship and good company it has to offer.

I would also like to let any students know that as the Muslim Chaplain here, I am available for you, if needed, so please don't hesitate to contact me. If ever you feel the need to share something with me - whether you are having educational, personal, or spiritual struggles - I am here for you.

I wish you all a wonderful year ahead, and pray that Allah blesses you all with learning, growth, and wisdom.

Wassalamu 'alaykum (Peace be upon you all),
Amjad Tarsin
Muslim Chaplain

Sunday, February 13, 2011



Please join us this Friday, February 18th to celebrate the life and legacy of Prophet Muhammad. The Mawlid is a traditional celebration that happens every year in the month of Rabi'al Awwal--the third month of the Islamic calendar. FairfieldU students will be offering reflections, poems and/or prophetic traditions that have in some way inspired them.

The Mawlid will take place this Friday at 3:30pm in the chapel house (mcgrath commons), and it will be an opportunity like none other to remember the life of the Prophet Muhammad; to learn from him, and to learn about him. We encourage individuals of all faiths, cultures and traditions to attend and take part in this celebration. Middle Eastern food will be served!