Assalamu Alaykum Dear Freshers!
On behalf of the ISoc Committee, I would like to extend a warm welcome to everybody joining us at Oxford for the next academic year(s). Congratulations for getting into the best University in the world! I am sure that you will have a wonderful time in Oxford; the friendships that you will forge and the experiences that you will have will undoubtedly last you for the rest of your life.
You are about to begin a new chapter of your life, and if approached with the right intention, there is no better place to develop – not only as a human being, but specifically as a Muslim – than Oxford. Surely Allah is the best of planners, and I am certain that you will all have a fantastic time inshallah.
The Islamic Society (ISoc) is the social and religious hub for Muslim students in Oxford – basically a place to meet friends and chill in a healthy environment: We are a group of friendly, relaxed people who hang out together and organize events throughout term time, with the aim of practicing our religion and strengthening our faith. As such, we organise Friday prayers, charity fundraisers, social events, as well as educational talks and lectures by world-renowned speakers.
During Freshers’ Week, we have organised a series of fun social events as an introduction to our community, with one event taking place per day. This will inshallah be a great opportunity to get to know other Muslims in Oxford, and a way to spend your time in a healthy environment with good company. Please find more information on on our Facebook page.
Starting University can be a daunting experience.
We pray that you will find it useful inshallah!
Please know that we are here to help you with anything, be it issues with Halal food, accommodation, studies, or anything else. I promise you that by the end of Michaelmas Term, you will be sad to leave!
There are lots of ways to stay up-to-date with what's happening in the ISoc. One of the easiest is to sign up to our mailing list, which will detail all the events on, and others that might be of interest.
(There's a link to our facebook page which is also regularly updated with information at the bottom)