The following is a list of places you can pray:
The Green Room
The Green Room is where it all happens. Not only does it provide a prayer room and wudhu facilities there is also a common room complete with a kitchen. There are two floors providing the same facilities, one for brothers and one for sisters. We are very lucky as this is one of the best prayer facilities in the country!!
Over £500,000 was spent on refurbishing it so make the most of it! It is located behind The Edge sports centre, next to the Conference Auditorium and is open 8am-8pm Monday-Friday. Don’t forget to use the recycling bins whilst you’re in there, being GREEN is very important these days.
Jumuah prayer takes place twice in the green room each Friday, however this prayer is designed to cater mainly for staff or students on a tight schedule. The khutbah (sermon) is very short and usually provided in Arabic. We encourage students to try and attend prayer in the Riley Smith Hall (see below). The two prayers (in the Green Room) are held at 12.30pm and 1.15pm in Winter and 1.15pm and 1.45pm in summer.
It’s important to note that the Green Room is owned by the University and not the Islamic Society. The ISoc has been entrusted to manage and care for the facilities – if this trust is abused, our privileged access to the room can easily be revoked.
For more information on the Green Room and it’s history please visit: The Green Room
Edward Boyle Library
There is now a prayer room in Edward Boyle Library. Saves the journey to the Green Room during those hard-core work sessions. It is located on Level 11. It can accommodate about 4/5 people at any one time and so is not somewhere to chill out but a useful facility for a quick prayer. Wudhu can be made in any of the toilet or disabled toilet facilities in the library.
Laidlaw Library has a small prayer area on Level 1 .
On Woodhouse Lane, just at the entrance of St George’s Field, behind the Mechanical and Civil Engineering Buildings. It will hold approximately 40-50 brothers and 20-30 sisters. It’s opening times will be the same as the Green Room from 8am-8pm Monday-Friday.
Riley Smith Hall
Jummah Prayer takes place every Friday during term-time in Riley Smith Hall in the Student Union building at 1.10pm. This is the main Jummah prayer with an English khutbah and can accommodate up to around 400 brothers and 50 sisters on the balcony. So no excuse!!
Leeds General Infirmary (LGI)
The prayer room is located in room B134 on B floor Clarendon Wing. This is particularly useful for medical, nursing and midwifery students who will probably spend a lot of time here. However, when the Green Room is closed during major holiday periods such as Christmas and Easter, Jummah prayer can be prayed here instead in room B36 which is down the corridor. Wudhu facilities are limited so try to come prepared and there is only space for approximately 20-30. Clarendon Wing can be accessed from level 7 of Worsley Building whilst it is open, otherwise, enter the hospital from the Jubilee Wing main entrance and follow the signs to Clarendon Wing. For any more information please contact brother Nasim Tahir who leads the prayers on 07971691056.
Leeds Met have two prayer rooms also available for use, useful if you’re ever around there.
- Cloth Hall Court, Near the train station, 4th floor, Rooms 405 & 406
- Calverley Building, City Campus, 1st floor, Rooms 107 & 109 & 110
- The Grange (11), Headingley Campus
- Portland Building 212 and the other city rooms for Jummah prayer
Trinity Shopping Centre
Trinity Centre have a small quiet area for prayer as part of the Trinity Kitchen Development. This is ideal for when shopping in town and was much needed!
Leeds Grand Mosque
Leeds Grand Mosque provides an excellent service to both students and the local community. They have regular circles, classes and other activities. Take a look at their website for more information on what events they have on.
- 9 Woodsley Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS6 1SN
- 0113 244 5400
- 36 Thornville Road (off Brudenell Road), Leeds, LS6 1JY
Leeds Islamic Centre
- 46-48 Spencer Place, Leeds, LS7 4BR
- 0113 262 1300
Al Madina Mosque
- 31-33 Brudenell Grove, Leeds, LS6 1HR
- 0113 275 2535
The local mosques around Leeds have some really cool events for everyone so check out their websites for recent updates.