Prayer Room support

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. 

Prayer Room Opening/Closing Times

The Prayer Room is usually open on weekdays between 7am and 8.30pm, and on weekends between 12pm and 8.30pm (except Bank Holidays and during university closures).

Prayer Timetable

February 2020

March 2020


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    

Sermon transcript (Sumarised): Jumu`ah Khutbah


2019 / 2020 (1441 AH) dates for the diary
1)Laylah al-Barā`ah (Sha`bān) Wednesday 8 April 2020
2)Ramaḍān Friday 24 April 2020
3)Laylah al-Qadr Wednesday 20 May 2020
4)`Id al-Fitr (Ramaān Eid) Sunday 24 May 2020
5)Yawm `Arafah Thursday 30 July 2020
6)`Id al-Adhā (ajj Eid) Friday 31 July 2020
7)ijrāh Thursday 20 August 2020
8)Yawm `Āshūrah Saturday 29 August 2020
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. 


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