Our Islamic community is served by our Muslim Chaplain: Sabiha.Iqbal@roehampton.ac.uk
We are delighted to inform our students and staff that all our Prayer Rooms are open for use and are accessible with your ID card between 8.30am to 8pm. If your ID card does not provide access, please ask at the Nest to programme your card.
These rooms are rooted in the Islamic tradition and are therefore quiet spaces for worship, reading and contemplation. There are spaces in each of our four Colleges (see Chaplaincy Map).
Prayer Rooms are furnished with traditional accessories (prayer mats, head-coverings, turbah, tasbeeh, as well as copies of holy scripture). All spaces are shoe-free, and have wudu (ablution) facilities located in close proximity – see the information located in the respective locations mentioned below.
Prayer Rooms in:
Digby Stuart College – Howard Building, enter from H003
- Sisters, H004
- Brothers, H005 - H006
Froebel College– Near Medical Centre
- Sisters, Old Court
- Brothers, Medical Centre Annex
Southlands College – Queen’s Building
- Sisters, QB 029
- Brothers, QB 054
Whitelands College – Parkstead House, enter from G021 or G022
- Sisters and Brothers, G022
Finally, for information on Muslim Chaplaincy events, activities and finding community please check out the UR Muslim Network
There are a variety of activities through the term, including A-Z of Islam forums, cooking sessions, social sport, iftari together for Ramadan, Eid celebrations as well as weekly Jummu'ah Prayers. Check out the Nest or social media for regular news and updates.
Friday Jummu’ah prayers are observed from 1-2pm in rooms Howard 003 – H006 (located in Digby Stuart College) and all students and staff are welcome to attend. Khutbah (sermon) commences 1.10pm.