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Muslim Prayer Rooms

Please note

  • Anyone using the prayer rooms should please bring their own prayer mat and shoe bag to minimise the spread of Covid-19.
  • Anyone who is able to do ablutions privately before coming to campus is encouraged to do so.

Due to Covid-19 social distancing restrictions and ventilation capacities it unfortunately became necessary in September 2020 to move facilities for Muslim prayer on Streatham Campus from the Old Library to Reed Hall. We apologise that the usual prayer facilities in the Old Library will not be available until further notice.

The facilities in Reed Hall are accessible from 8am–7pm on weekdays. Covid-secure arrangements are in place there, including:

  • hand sanitiser
  • signage in the building
  • capacity limits to comply with social distancing and ventilation requirements

For testing and tracing purposes you will need to provide your name and contact details when you use the space so that we can contact you if needed.

Please note that this space is not staffed.

Facilities are located as follows:

Brothers' Prayer Space: Ground Floor Reed Hall

  • Ablution facilities are the Male toilets (Unisex disabled toilet also available for accessibility requirements).
  • There is space for the removal of shoes, shoe storage and a waiting area in the Margaret Hewitt Room. This space has a capacity limit of 5.
  • The Prayer Room is the Ibrahim Ahmed Room. This space has a capacity limit of 9*.

Sisters' Main Prayer Space: First Floor Reed Hall

  • Ablution facilities are the Female toilets.
  • There is space for the removal of shoes, shoe storage and a waiting area in the Walter Daw Room. This space has a capacity limit of 6.
  • The Prayer Room is the Upper Lounge Room. This space has a capacity limit of 9*.

Sisters' Accessible Prayer Space (Disabled Access Only): Ground Floor Reed Hall

  • Ablution facilities are the accessible toilet.
  • There is space for the removal of shoes, shoe storage and a waiting area at the door of the Garden Room.
  • The Prayer Room is the Garden Room. This space has a capacity limit of 6.

* The capacity limit of this space is exempt from the "Rule of Six" announced by the UK Government on 9th September 2020, as it is to be used as a socially distanced place of worship.

The Muslim prayer spaces at St Luke's Campus remain in Staff House, although with limited capacity. (Staff House is open to students for this purpose.)