The MSA has made arrangements to make prayer on campus easy!

Daily Prayer Room: B90

Throughout the day, B90 - The Reflection Room - has been made available for Muslims on campus to conduct their daily prayers. Jamaats usually take place before or after regular class times. If you find that the room is locked, please ask to have it opened by Campus Center front desk.

Jumma B35

We have two Jumuah congregations every Friday at 1:15 and 2:20. All of our Khateebs are scholars from the local community or trained students from amongst our general body.
If you are interested in being a Khateeb, please email Mustafa Shaikh.

We recommend making Ablution in the basement bathrooms. They are located by the lockers adjacent to B35.

Local Restaurants


Newark has many great restaurants to choose from!
Here are a few of our favorites!

Kebab House

260 Washington Avenue
(973) 622-6162

Traditional Middle Eastern food at very modest prices. Kebab House prides itself on quick service, and a very hospitable atmosphere.

Masala Cafe

27 Academy Street
(973) 877-0993

Authentic South Asian cuisine served in an open buffet environment. Masala Cafe is a very nice sitdown restaurant that offers great Student Discounts!

Halal Guys

72 Halsey Street
(973) 877-3759

From the carts in New York to the streets of Newark, Halal Guys is proud to serve their original Gyro Platters just across the street from NJIT! Ask for their student discount!

Pizza 2000

19 Court Street
(973) 623-2300

Proud sponsor of NJIT MSA, Pizza2000 offers great pizza at incredible prices. They offer a wide selection, are open late, and are ready to deliver on campus!

Pita Square

691 Broad Street
(973) 991-3300

Pita Square has the best mediterranian food in a casual and non-stuffy setting!

Intrinsic Café

5 Sussex Ave
(201) 618-2689

Intrinsic is one of the top cafes on campus. From juices to bubble teas, and smoothies to coffees, their variety is unmatched and carry something for everyone.

Playa Bowls

53 Bleeker Street
(973) 645-1740

Playa Bowls is the next generation of fruit bowls. Specializing in tropical fruits and smoothies, Playa Bowls is a great place to stop by for a refreshing snack.

Black Swan Cafe

93 Halsey Street
(862) 367-9266

Black Swan Cafe is the go-to for all your coffee needs! Black Swan offers excellent service, outstanding pastries, and the best in specialty coffees.

Frequently Asked Questions


Is the MSA open to anyone?
Yes! Regardless of your religious background, our events are open for anyone to participate in. We strive to create as welcoming of an atmosphere as possible, and pride ourselves on inclusiveness.
Is there any formal process to join the MSA?
Unlike other clubs, the MSA has elected not to impose a formal process. All of our events and meetings are walk-in, and anyone is free to join!

Is there any commitment to remain a member?
Nope! As college students, we understand that scheduling can be difficult at times. We hope that you join us for as many events as possible, but there is no imposed minimum to remain a member.
Is there any membership fee to join the MSA?
Nope! Unless otherwise stated, all of our events and services are offered to the public free of charge!

How many attendees does the MSA regularly have at events?
While it can be difficult to put an exact number on it, our events usually bring in 70-120 people. However, larger scaled functions have seen numbers from 200-500!
Will the MSA make arrangements for Ramadan?
We are working with the university administration to make appropriate accomodations for Ramadan and will provide updates as soon as we are able to. For most up-to-date information, please reach out to us via email or discord!

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