University of Southampton
Our Islamic Society ( ISOC ) aims to enhance understanding of Islam and Muslims on campus through various engaging and educational activities, events and campaigns throughout the year.
Who are we?
We're university students!
Our Islamic Society (ISOC) is where Muslim students of the University of Southampton come together to pray, study and have fun.
Who is welcome?
Everyone is welcome to our events.
We do not judge or criticise people.
Wherever you are in your deen journey,
all are welcomed.
Where are we?
We are based in the Prayer Room
on Highfield campus at the university.
The prayer room is a communal space for Muslim students to pray and where ISOC holds classes, talks and socials.
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Get Involved with ISOC!
Physical fitness is important for worshiping Allah as it enables a person to perform acts of worship without hindrance. Sports and athleticism help maintain that physical fitness.
The Prophet Muhammad ( S.A.W. ) participated in sports such as wrestling [ Abu Dawood, 4078 ], encouraged archery [ Al-Bukhari, 3373 ], horse-riding and swimming [ An-Nasa'i, 8889 ].
Athleticism is not exclusive to gender in Islam, as our beloved Prophet ( S.A.W. ) was also reported to have participated in a foot race with Aisha ( RA ) [ Abu Dawood, 2578 ].
Aside from the physical and spiritual benefits, sports also plays a key role in building and strengthening relationships, unifying our Islamic community.
Hear from past members about their experiences with ISOC:
ISOC President 2023/24
Medicine, 1st Year
The ISOC is very well established and skilled at providing the community with exactly what they need. The ISoc pays close attention to the needs of the community and addresses those needs accordingly, whether it is through introducing new classes into the tarbiyah programme, organising a one-off lecture on the Ta’leem programme or organising a post-exam motive.
All needs are met.