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Chaplain's Corner

Muslim life on campus is facilitated by two organizations: the Muslim Students Association, and the Muslim Life @ Duke Office. Muslim Life @ Duke, as an organization, coordinates the administrative side of Muslim life on campus - learn more about them at their own website - and are based in the Center for Muslim Life. We are blessed to work closely together and to have the benefits of a Chaplain on campus!

Interim Muslim Chaplain


Imam Abdul Hafeez Waheed


Imam Waheed has served on the Religious Life Staff at Duke University for the past 18 years. For 36 years, Imam Waheed has been an active member of the Muslim American community in association with the renowned leader, Imam W. Deen Mohammed. As an associate of Imam Mohammed, he worked tirelessly to arrange college and university tours and lectures to provide an opportunity for Imam Mohammed to share the clear logic and understanding of the religion of Al-Islam.

Office Phone: 919-613-6780

Email: ahwaheed721 AT gmail.com

Office Hours:

Monday: 12 PM to 2 PM
Tuesday: 12 PM to 2 PM
Wednesday: 3 PM to 9PM
Thursday: 9 AM to 7 PM
Friday: 12 PM to 3PM

Program Coordinator


Kiah Glenn


Kiah Glenn is the Program Coordinator for the Center for Muslim Life. She is a recent MA graduate from the department of Religion here at Duke University. Her research included women, gender, sexuality, Muslims in the Americas, and under represented groups such as Black and Latino Muslims. She received her B.S. from Seton Hall University where she majored in International Relations and minored in Asian Studies. She has worked for various organizations such as the International Justice Project and the American Society for Muslim Advancement.

Office Phone: 919-613-6740

Staff Assistant


Samaiyah Faison

Samaiyah Faison is the Staff Assistant for the Center for Muslim Life. She is a graduate of Meredith College with a bachelor’s degree in Social work with a minor in Women’s Studies. She has worked for many organizations in the Triangle area including Al Huda Academy, Mariam Clinic, and various organizations that focus on helping individuals with developmental delays and mental health issues.

Office Phone: 919-613-6778