At the University of California, about a dozen students have created America’s first Muslim Fraternity, named Alpha Lambda Mu which is named after the start of Surah Baqara “Alif Laam Meem”.
The students start their day with Fajr salah, listen to their advisor applying Islamic values to their daily life on campus, and set their goals for the end of the semester, doing everything with Allah’s (SWT) name. These young men set an example on campus to other students about “sahaba”, the Arabic word for companion. There are many troubles when Muslim- Americans coming to a different environment with people that show prejudice. At Alpha Lambda Mu, students try to eliminate any racism and give other Muslims a chance to have a college life with Islamic morals.