Our prayer room is the heart of the Islamic society!
The Messenger of Allah (SAW) said, “Salat in congregation is twenty-seven times more meritorious than a Salat performed individually.” [Al-Bukhari and Muslim]. All fard prayers are prayed in congregation and the specific times can be found on the prayer timetable and in the prayer room. If you cannot make these specific you can usually congregate with others also wishing to pray.
As can be seen below, the prayer room is fitted with good quality Wudhu facilities for both brother and sisters. Jummah is also, on occasion, performed in the prayer room. If this is the case there may be two prayers, to accommodate demand.
Whilst all 5 fard prayers are prayed in congregation the prayer room is much more than just a location for prayer. The prayer room is also home to most of the Tarbeeya sessions, Quran Halaqah sessions, some socials and is central to our amazing Ramadans. It is also a great space to escape from the stresses of everyday life. Reconnect with the Qur’an or pick up one of the books we have to offer. You will always find friendly brothers and sisters in the Prayer Room; be sure to introduce yourself!
"O you who have believed, seek help through patience and prayer."
- Al-Baqarah (2:153)
Ahamad Tawsif Chowdhury 2nd Year - Aeronautics and Astronautics
Our prayer room is the centre of our community. It's where our prayers and classes take place along with some of our socials. It's a great place to visit even when you don't need to pray. I love going there to meet my friends and chat in the small breaks we have in our busy schedules.
Ahmed Abu Zaid Master's Student - Computer Science
We are blessed -Alhamdulillah- to have access 24/7 to the prayer room at the heart of the campus, where the five congregational prayers take place, as well as weekly events organised by the ISOC to increase in knowledge. Additionally, to me, the prayer room is a place where I go between lectures, eat or have a rest, and get together with brothers, it literally is my second home. It being the only masjid for the students in and near the campus made me get to know many nice people especially those who attend frequently and then become friends and stay in contact and will remain inshallah.
Farhanur Rahman 2nd Year - Biochemistry
It's become one of the places I look forward to everyday. No matter what, I can always unwind there amidst great company.
"Indeed, prayer has been decreed upon the believers a decree of specified times."
- Al-Nisa (4:103)
Location and Access
The prayer room is located at underneath building 38. This, alhamduliallah, makes it much easier for us all to pray our prayers at the appropriate time. To access the building please tap your Student ID on the scanner next to the door! Further specific directions can be found underneath this map.
Below are directions on how to reach the prayer room from two different staring points: Highfield Interchange (Green), Jubilee Sport Centre (Orange). Please refer to the image.
Green route - Starting at the Interchange. You should walk around the Nufflied Theatre. Usually it is possible, and easier to walk through this building. Continue down the steps and down the hill on the left most path. Find the prayer room on your right at the end of the path.
Orange route - Starting at the Jubilee Sports Centre (U1 busses stop here). Walk towards the redbrick (through the path with the piazza on you left an the susu shop on your right). Continue on down the gradient path, where the bicycle lane ends, do not go down the stairs. Follow this curved path until it opens up and to your right is a path upwards towards Nufflied Theatre. At this point turn right and the Prayer room can be found slightly up the hill and to your right.