A monotheistic faith revealed through Prophet Muhammad as the final messenger of Allah. Muslims follow the teachings of the Qurʾān and meet together in Mosques, Musallas or places of prayer. The two main faith groups in Islam are Sunni and Shia.

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Chaplain: Imam Yahya Ibrahim

Imam Yahya Ibrahim is Curtin University’s Sunni Chaplain available to support all Curtin Muslims on campus and online. In addition to acting as Islamic Chaplain of Curtin University, he is also the Chaplain of UWA, the Head of Islamic Studies & Assistant Principal at Langford Islamic College, Senior Imam at Thornlie Mosque and a lecturer for the internationally acclaimed alMaghrib Institute.


Phone: 0403 965 522

Events and services

Curtin Musalla

Location: Building 510

This facility is specifically reserved for Muslim prayer. It has ritual washing facilities and separate men’s and Women’s sections.

Five Daily prayers:

  • Salat al-fajr: dawn, before sunrise.
  • Salat al-zuhr: midday, after the sun passes its highest.
  • Salat al-‘asr: the late part of the afternoon.
  • Salat almaghrib: just after sunset.
  • Salat al-‘isha: between sunset and midnight.

Ṣalāt al-Jumuʿah: Friday prayers

Please note due to Covid-19 restrictions this venue has limited capacity.

Religious equity

If you celebrate Ramadan, you are expected to continue studying and your usual duties and obligations. If you have any health issues please discuss these with your health professional to see if fasting is a good idea for you at this time or if there are appropriate alternative means.

Eid is considered an obligatory religious observation so if you have an exam or assessment scheduled during Eid you can request an alternate exam arrangement or deferral. For further information see Religious Equity.

Student clubs

Curtin Muslim Student’s Association (CMSA)

CMSA is dedicated to promoting the well being of Muslim students through the provision of religious, social and academic activities. CMSA aims to promote a better and more accurate understanding of Islam as a way of life, whilst representing the interest of Muslim students on campus.

Shia Muslim support

Curtin’s Shia Muslims are welcome at Curtin University and are also welcome to pray at the Musalla. If you need support please contact the Ahlulbayt Community of Western Australia

Address: 32 Dulwich Street, Bennett Springs
Perth WA 6063, Australia
Curtin understands it may be harder to obtain documentation as a Shia Muslim so if you do have trouble obtaining support please email and our Multifaith officer can assist you.