Center for Islamic Life at Rutgers University
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Our vision is of a vibrant, modern center that provides educational, spiritual and counseling services for the Rutgers community with a focus on students. We strive to provide a compelling, meaningful, and relevant practice of Islam that inspires all who come in contact with it. To provide an inclusive space and sense of community that enables students to foster a meaningful Muslim identity. To enrich and support students through quality educational, spiritual and counseling services rooted in relevant Islamic learning; and To advocate for the Muslims at Rutgers and facilitate community building and dialogue with people and representatives of all faiths and backgrounds. Chaplain Kaiser Aslam has been serving as the Rutgers chaplain since in August 2016. He previously served as the Muslim Chaplain at Wesleyan University. Kaiser has studied various classical Islamic sciences including Arabic, tafseer, hadith, fiqh in his studies within the United States, as well abroad at Markaz Fajr in Cairo, Egypt and Al Amana Center in Oman. Kaiser holds a Masters degree in Islamic Studies and Muslim-Christian Relations from Hartford Seminary. His thesis is “Islamic Literacy for Undergraduate American Muslims”. In addition to his work at Wesleyan, Kaiser served as the only Muslim Chaplain at Hartford Hospital and as the youth director at the Farmington Valley American Muslim Center.