A little history…
Situated next to the University Sports Hall, the ‘Green Room’ was once a chill-out zone for actors working for West Yorkshire playhouse. In 1990 the Playhouse moved to Quarry Hill and the University allowed the Islamic Society to convert the
unused space into a small prayer room. Over time the Green Room acquired a sisters section with excellent wudhu facilities, a kitchen and a library. The Islamic Society held regular classes by reputable speakers and these classes brought together students and the Leeds Muslim community for the purpose of learning about Islam.
As membership to the Islamic Society has increased, so has the usage of the prayer room. And with over 1,000 Muslim students on campus the inevitable wear and tear of the prayer area was beginning to show. It became clear that more space would be required to accommodate Jummah prayers and Iftar’s during Ramadhan.
The Islamic Society worked in conjunction with the society’s officer John Schless and Vice Chancellor Professor Michael Arthur to secure £500,000 funding to refurbish the prayer room. Alhamdulillah, the work was completed in 2005 and now the Islamic Society has one of the best campus prayer rooms in the country!
The Green Room has excellent facilities including:
- Prayer halls for both brothers and sisters
- Common rooms for both brothers and sisters
- Wudhu facilities
- A small library
- Halal food – Halal food can be bought from the common room and throughout the day tea, coffee and a selection of snacks are also available.
We ask everyone who uses the Green Room to take responsibility to clean up after themselves. We need volunteers to help us clean the prayer room thoroughly once a week – if you can spare some time to help us during the week please contact our Green Room manager (Mohamed Ismail – firstname.lastname@example.org) to allocate you a time and day.
Prayer times can be found here – Prayer Times
The Green Room is located directly behind the Edge swimming pool and gym:
The Green Room (Muslim Prayer Hall, Conf. Auditorium)
Clarendon Way / Willow Terrace Road