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Sh. Muslema Purmul
Chaplain

Sh. Muslema Purmul

Sh. Jamaal Diwan
Chaplain

Sh. Jamaal Diwan

Sh. Ahmad AlKurdy
Chaplain

Sh. Ahmad AlKurdy


Winter Quarter 2017 | IOK Chaplaincy Update for UCLA, USC, and UCI

As the winter break came to an end and the campuses started to come back to life we resumed our usual activities at each location. The new year was filled with all kinds of uncertainty with the then incoming…

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November & December 2016 | IOK CHAPLAINCY UPDATES for USC,UCLA & UCI

November led to the end of the quarters and semester at the various campuses. For office hours and study circles our efforts continued as usual. The major event that affected all campuses this month was the Presidential Election. On…

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Fall Quarter Update 2016 | IOK CHAPLAINCY UPDATES for UCR

UCR Chaplaincy got off to an early start in the 2016-2017 calendar year as Shaykh Ahmad met with MSA leadership in early August in order to discuss and plan for services during the upcoming school year. It was a…

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OCTOBER 2016 | IOK CHAPLAINCY UPDATES for USC,UCLA & UCI

Asalamu ‘Alkaykum, October finds all the campuses in full swing. Students are settled in and getting into a new year of studies. It also takes all the campuses, at slightly different times during the month, through midterms. Please make…

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SEPTEMBER 2016 | IOK CHAPLAINCY UPDATES for USC,UCLA & UCI

Asalamu ‘Alkaykum, At the beginning of this month Shaykha Muslema joined a number of scholars, teachers, and leaders of the Muslim community at the ISNA Convention in Chicago. She spoke on topics like Islam and Homosexuality, Crises in American…

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UCR : YEAR-END IOK Chaplaincy Initiative Updates

Asalamu ‘Alkaykum, Since our last update, we are happy to report much growth and development in the chaplaincy initiative at UCR. The MSA provided the chaplain with a parking pass for the duration of the quarter in order to…

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UCLA | USC | UCI : YEAR-END IOK Chaplaincy Initiative Updates

Asalamu ‘Alkaykum, This month saw the wrapping up of the school year at the various campuses. The major concluding event at USC is the Interfaith Baccalaureate Ceremony. This is a special graduation ceremony that is hosted by the Office…

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Introducing the IOK Chaplaincy at University of California Riverside (UCR)

Asalamu ‘Alkaykum, The IOK Chaplaincy initiative has extended its outreach services to another location in our ongoing effort to provide spiritual care, guidance, and education, based on traditional sources of understanding and living Islam, to Muslim students on university…

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April 2016 IOK Chaplaincy Initiative Update

Asalamu ‘Alkaykum This month brought the school year at USC to a close and brought us to the middle of Spring Quarter at the UCs. The day to day work continued as usual on the campuses with the weekly…

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March 2016 IOK Chaplaincy Initiative Update

Asalamu ‘Alkaykum All three universities had Spring Break this month, although the UC and USC weeks are different. At the UCs that means the end of one quarter and the beginning of the next and at USC it is…

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February 2016 IOK Chaplaincy Initiative Update

Asalamu ‘Alkaykum, This month at the various universities was mostly filled with the day-to-day activities of chaplaincy. The halaqas on the various campuses continued, with different texts being covered at different places. At UCLA we also hosted an event…

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January 2016 IOK Chaplaincy Initiative Update

The end of last year and the beginning of this year have been quite eventful. Towards the end last month and moving into January we were able to take some of the students on a trip to Toronto in…

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December 2015 IOK Chaplaincy Initiative Update

December wraps up the first part of the year at both campuses. It is a busy time with people preparing for and taking their final exams for the quarter and semester. Through that busyness we still held office hours…

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November 2015 IOK Chaplaincy Initiative Update

Asalamu ‘Alkaykum November is usually a busy month on campuses. In October things are still getting going, but in November they move into full force and the students start to get deeper into their studies and prepare for finals…

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October 2015 Update

Asalamu ‘Alkaykum With the coming and passing of October the first full month of school at UCLA has passed and USC is getting deeper into the first semester of the year. This month we were able to continue our…

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September 2015 Update

Asalamu ‘Alkaykum With the coming of September and the Fall school season activities are beginning to pick up on each of the campuses. USC starts about a month before UCLA, with the latter starting in the last week of…

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August 2015 Update

Asalamu ‘Alkaykum August is the month where things start to speed up again in anticipation of the new school year. In this summer period we have been in contact with the student leadership at both UCLA and USC, offering…

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Introduction and Ramadan Appeal

Asalamu ‘Alkaykum The Chaplaincy program at IOK is a unique initiative of its kind within the greater Muslim Community in America. It has a hope and vision to place a male and female Chaplain, Islamically qualified and trained, at…

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May 2015 Update

Asalamu ‘Alkaykum With the passing of the month of May our local universities are moving from Spring into Summer and the graduation season has begun. This month we share our joy with many in our community as some of…

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April 2015 Update

Asalamu ‘Alkaykum This month in chaplaincy we continued our efforts at both UCLA and USC. The year is quickly coming to a close at USC and many of the students are rushing to get ready for their finals and…

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March 2015 Update

Asalamu ‘Alkaykum Alhamdulillah the last month has been a busy month in campus life and in the development of our University Chaplaincy efforts. It was in this period that we witnessed the senseless killing of 3 Muslim college students…

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February 2015 Update

Asalamu ‘Alkaykum Alhamdulillah, in the last month we have been blessed to begin a journey of trying to build a project to support Muslim college students with the challenges they face during their years of study on campus. Towards…

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November 2014 Update

Dear Brothers and Sisters, On behalf of my co-board members Taher Dadabhoy and Imtiaz Mohammady, I hope this email finds you and your family in the best of health and Imaan inshaAllah. In the fall of 2013, the Institute…

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