The Manchester Muslim Dental Student Guide

In the name of Allāh: the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful, the Healer, and the Maintainer of Life

Congratulations on making it to dental school! All those long hours of hard work have paid off! This marks the beginning of a new journey, filled with ups and downs, challenges, and most importantly, new opportunities. These will be some of the best years of your life, and we have created this guide to help you navigate through them.

We know that coming to university can be a daunting experience, and as a Muslim dental student you may face certain challenges related to your faith.

This guide is written for dental students by dental students. It aims to help Muslim students by offering some practical tips, advice, and answers to frequently asked questions.

Our colleagues, Dr. Wafa Kashbour and Dr. Rebecca Craven, have reviewed the content to ensure that it is a useful and accurate resource to help you during your journey through dental school. This project has been overseen and approved by Chaplain Mohammed Ullah and Prof. Nikolaos Silikas, so that the guide can be referenced by students as a source of authority to aid in resolving any issues that they may face.

We hope this guide will empower you as Muslim students, both undergraduates and postgraduates, and give you the support you need to overcome any issues you may face due to your faith during your time at dental school.

May Allāh SWT bless your journey through dental school and allow it to be a means of benefit for you in this world and the next.