Schaumburg room offers space for spiritual practice
Published: Monday, September 24, 2012
Updated: Monday, September 24, 2012 19:09
In the corner of the Schaumburg campus is a room that many students may not be aware of - a room filled with energy that speaks to religion and spirituality.
The campus’ prayer room is specifically used as a place for students to pray and worship. And students said it can be very useful to those with hectic schedules that look to practice their religion.
Pharmacy major Ali Memon said he enjoys using the room.
“I use the room everyday, sometimes more than once,” he said. “My last school did not have a designated prayer room, and the ones they did have were not always available.”
Student Abdul Vaajid Renmani also appreciates Roosevelt’s recognition of religious needs.
“Roosevelt is the only school I’ve seen with Halah food and a prayer room,” he said, “that’s a big deal for me.”
“They even have chicken, which is nice because I love chicken!” Memon added.
Students of all religions are welcome to use the room.
“It’s for multiple religions, but mainly I’ve seen Muslims,” Memon said. “It can get quite crowded though. We had 8 people here after lunch. People often come in to pray after class.”
The door is always open and convenient.
“I love the room,” Renmani said. “It is just excellent.”