FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

Q. I am new at  UZH/ETH/ZHAW. Where can I find prayer rooms?

The prayer locations are multifaith “Rooms of Silence”, which are open for personal prayer or silent meditation to all students and staff members of the academies. They can be found at the following locations:

UZH Main Building


Rämistrasse 71

8006 Zürich

ETH Hönggerberg

Building HPI near bus station

Entrance behind Bistro

Irchel (unofficial)

15K07,  backside


MBO3.07, ZHAW University Library

Turbinenstrasse 2

8400 Winterthur

Q. Where and when is the friday prayer held?

The Friday prayer takes place regularly at the UZH Main Building in room KOL-Q-2. The precise time will be announced in due time. During the semester break there is no friday prayer held at the University.

Q. Where can I find a list of mosques in Zurich?

On the webpage of VIOZ (Vereinigung der Islamischen Organisationen in Zürich) you find a list with mosques addresses in Zurich.

Q. Where can  I buy halal food ? Where can I find halal restaurants?

Grocery Stores

EGE Feldstrasse 133, 8004 Zürich

Sila market, Tramstrasse 10, 8050 Zürich

Aksa market, Wehntalerstrasse 280, 8046 Zürich

Barkat Cash & Carry, Birmensdorferstrasse 141-143, 8003 Zürich

Barkat Cash & Carry, Badenerstrasse 530, 8048 Zürich


EGE, Feldstrasse 133, 8004 Zürich

Sila market, Tramstrasse 10, 8050 Zürich

Sultan Sofrasi, Wehntalerstrasse 280, 8046 Zürich,

Libanes Take-Away, Schaffhauserstrasse 74, 8057 Zürich

Orient Catering, Weinbergstrasse 22, Im Hof, 8001 Zürich

Curry Queen Take Away, Badenerstrasse 663, 8048 Zürich

Bombay Karachi, Stampfenbachstrasse 32, 8006 Zürich

Der Grüne Libanon, Hafnerstrasse 13, 8005 Zürich

Simit Sarayi, Schaffhauserstrasse 264, 8057 Zürich

Simit Dünyasi, Schaffhauserstrasse 453, 8052 Zürich

Güven Restaurant, Bahnstrasse 80, 8105 Regensdorf

Sahar - Coffee Curry Culture, Richtipl. 3, 8304 Wallisellen

Mezze Restaurante und Take-Away, Brandstrasse 29, 8952 Schlieren

Additional information can be found here:



All information serving only orientation purposes and are without guarantee of correctness and/or completeness.

Q. I am soon coming to Zurich. Where can I meet other muslims?

Attend our events! The MSAZ organizes several religious, cultural and social activities, which are a good opportunity to get to know other Muslims in Zurich. You can find further Information about our upcoming events on our website and Facebook page.

Q. How can I become a member?

Join us! As a passive member you support us with a financial contribution and thus become a member of the association. You will receive notifications about all our upcoming events and benefit from a special reduced price at any of our events that charges an entrance fee.

As an active member, you enjoy the same benefits as passive members. Additionally,

  • you can suggest and implement your own idea or project!
  • you are entitled to vote at the general assembly.
  • you can run for a position on the MSAZ board.

Q. Can Non-Muslims also join  MSAZ events?

Of course! Anyone is welcome to attend our events regardless of their ethnic background, their religious, ideological or philosophical beliefs.

Q. I have problems with my studies. / I want to offer my help in my field of study.

The MSAZ offers a mentoring-platform. If you are interested to partaking in such a platform as a mentor please fill out the form.

If you need help with your studies, just get in contact with us and we will arrange a mentor to help you!

Q. Can you help  me to find accomodation in Zurich?

We can offer you to publish a post on our Facebook group. For that you have to

  1. enter our MSAZ facebook group.
  2. post an announcement (for example: searching a room in a women only shared apartment in and around Zurich) which we will share for you as soon as possible.

From time to time, announcements of available accommodation rooms are posted on our Facebook group, so check there regularly.

Further general information regarding the search for accommodation in Zurich you can find under: