Islamic Prayer Hall: Statement from our Muslim Chaplain:
'Respected IPH users, as I'm sure you are all aware, the proliferation of the global coronavirus pandemic has continued to systematically cripple our world community, global economy and essentially our way of life. Unfortunately, such repercussions have inevitably now begun to impact on our religious observances in terms of provision for prayer on campus. In this vein, and in consultation with colleagues, we are precluding open access to our prayer spaces, along with washing and kitchen facilities on campus until further notice. I pray that God Almighty endows each of us with the patience, perseverance and strength to get through such trying times, ameen.'
Shaykh Imran Suleman, Muslim Chaplain
To comply with the current COVID-Secure campus guidelines, the University has approved the use of the Prayer Hall for a maximum of 33 brothers for Friday Prayers.
We encourage everyone to pray at home and not to come on to campus especially.
Access for Friday Prayers will be managed by the Muslim Chaplain and deputised Society execs under strict operating procedures.
Once the maximum number of people has been reached the IPH will be locked and admittance will not be possible. Anyone granted access must have their own prayer mat.
The University requires 2 metre social distancing at all times, including inside the Hall.
Ablution and kitchen facilities remain closed.