Dr. Rauf Bawany is the Muslim Chaplain at RIT. He was a faculty pediatrician in Karachi, Pakistan. He has a vast experience in working with students and in community projects. Rauf Bawany received many awards and certificates in various competitions in literary and debating societies in Pakistan. He was also a writer and co- editor for college magazines in Pakistan. He teaches at the Islamic Center of Rochester on Sundays. During his free time, Rauf Bawany likes swimming, working out, and spending time with his family. He also enjoys studying Islamic literature.
Center for Religious life, RIT
Office: (585) 475-4373
MSA at RIT
The Muslim Student Association (MSA) at RIT is one of the oldest and most influential religious organizations in North America. Our purpose is to serve the Muslim community (students, faculty, and staff) on campus and off by promoting worship, service, and education.
Every year the MSA hosts several major events on campus, and co-sponsors other events on campus with other RIT organizations and clubs. Through the office of the Muslim chaplain, the MSA is an active organization within the CRL to promote programs for Muslims and Non-Muslims.
We have a strong liaison with the Islamic Center of Rochester which is located at 727 Westfall Road. It is about 15 minutes away from the RIT campus. MSA students at RIT are considered vital participants in all the educational, social, and religious activities of the Muslim community in Rochester .
Muslims on campus observe the Friday prayer, which is 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm in the Skalny Room of the Center for Religious Life.
The five daily prayers are also observed in the prayer room.
The MSA provides “Iftaar” (breaking the fast) during the holy month of Ramadan, and welcomes all to enjoy the cost-free meals. Students also carpool to the Islamic Center of Rochester for Taraveeh prayer.
For more information on the MSA, please go to http://people.rit.edu/msawww.
For more information on the Islamic Center of Rochester, go to