Prayer Room & Times

Prayer Room
The Prayer Room is on the basement/lower-ground floor of the Portland Building.  The entrance to the Prayer Room is from the rear entrance of Portland Building i.e. from Newarke Close through the car park - see DMU campus map. Web:


Prayer Room Opening Times 
Weekdays: 7am to 8.30pm. (Except Bank Holidays and University closure).
Weekends: 12pm to 8.30pm.

Prayer Times
Please see the Prayer times page. Web:

Prayer Timetable
Prayer Room Timetable - December 2018

Prayer Room Timetable – January 2019

Jumu'ah Times (Friday Prayers)

Jumu'ah times - British Winter Time (BWT) - current

Jumu'ah times - British Summer Time (BST) 

*Please note 2nd and 3rd Jumu'ah will only be 'ad-hoc' and be performed if there are sufficient numbers of people to make a congregation.

Prayer Names

  • Adhān (Call for Prayer)
  • Khutbah (Sermon)   
  • Jamā`ah (Congregational Prayer)

There are five (5) mandatory Ṣalāh (prayers) which consist of the following Raka`āt (units): 

Time Sunnah
Farḍ Sunnah
Nafl Witr  Nafl
1. Fajr (Morning) Dawn to sunrise        
 2. Ẓuhr (Midday) After true noon till Asr 4  2    
 3. Aṣr (Late Afternoon)

End of Ẓuhr to sunset

4. Maghrib (Evening) 

Sunset to when white of dusk

   3  2  2    
5. Ishā (Night) Dusk until dawn  4  2 2  3  2
Jumu'ah (Friday)  Fridays only -
instead of Ẓuhr 
 4  2  4 2  2    

Jumu`ah Khutbah
Sermon - simplified


2018 / 2019 (1440 AH) dates for the diary
1)Laylah al-Barā`ah (Sha`bān) Saturday 20 April 2019
2)Ramaḍān Monday 6 May 2019
3)Laylah al-Qadr Saturday 1 June 2019
4)`Id al-Fitr (Ramaān Eid) Wednesday 5 June 2019
5)Yawm `Arafah Sunday 11 August 2019
6)`Id al-Adhā (ajj Eid) Monday 12 August 2019
7)ijrāh Sunday 1 September 2019
8)Yawm `Āshūrah Tuesday 10 September 2019
9)Mawlid Sunday 10 November 2019

These Gregorian dates are according to the ‘expected'  first sighting of the new moon (lunar crescent), pending the ‘actual'  sighting. 

Further information, please contact,

Please contact the DMU Security Office on 0116 257 7642 for any further information on opening/closing times.


Please see our DMU Prayer Room Policies below;

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