Pastoral Care Services
Resources for Muslim Patients
The University of Maryland Medical Center is committed to serving the religious needs of its
We do this in many ways, including:
- Offering Halal
Meals: Halal meals are available to inpatients by request. Ask your nurse for a
Halal menu. Zaytoun Bistro is the approved supplier of Halal meals to the Medical Center.
If you have any concerns, please ask your nurse to page the chaplain who may be able to resolve
- Providing a Muslim Salat Schedule: The following schedule is
provided as a reference for Muslim patients and their families:
||*6:00 a.m. (M-F)
||*1:30 p.m. (M-Th)
||*3:300 p.m. (M-F)
||*at sunset (M-F), but not earlier than 5:10 p.m.
||*7:00 p.m. (M-F)
*1:30 p.m. (F)
*NOTE: Seasonal changes as announced. There will always be prayers at the Iqamah time
in Jamat (group) at Dhuhr and Juma'a Monday through Friday. Iqamah times are suggested
times for people to meet to pray together, although there may not always be others
- Providing Access to Ritual Supplies: The Medical Center provides access to
prayer rugs and copies of the Qur'an for Muslim patients.
- Helping Celebrate Ramadan and Other Holy Days: The
Medical Center offers a variety of special services for both patients and their families
during Ramadan, Eid al-Fitr and other Muslim Holy Days.
For More Information
For more information or to access these services before or during a hospital admission, please
contact Pastoral Care Services at 410-328-6014. If you need these services
after hours, please ask your nurse to page the chaplain.
This page was last updated on:
December 4, 2012.