Students of other faiths have various reasons for coming to BYU, but all agree their experience is something they would never trade.
“Before I came here, I [understood] they have a prayer room,” said Marjan Javadi, a Muslim and Ph.D. student from Tehran, Iran, studying chemical engineering.
“We should pray two times a day and for sure one in the middle of the day around noon. I was thinking if there is no place in the school, how should I pray?”
Javadi said BYU shows great respect for other religions by accommodating their beliefs. She and other Muslim students have the opportunity to pray whenever needed in a Wilkinson Center room set apart for that very purpose. The room is also used by Muslim students and faculty to hold a weekly Friday noon prayer meeting.