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Muslim prayer space

Both students and staff at De Montfort University benefit from dedicated Muslim Prayer Rooms and ablution facilities, and support from our Imam and Muslim Chaplain.  The brothers' Prayer Room has a maximum capacity of 400 people; however, it is currently operating with a maximum capacity of 200 people, in line with health and safety guidance. The sisters' Prayer Room has a maximum capacity of 70.

The DMU Prayer Rooms include a dedicated sisters’ facilities for prayers (Room 00.30), ablution (00.20) and toilets (00.19) in the Portland Building. From this dedicated Prayer Room, students can join in prayers with the Imam. 

In the Portland Building toilets near the sisters’ facilities, free sanitary products will be offered, as part of a new DSU campaign to address period poverty across De Montfort University (DMU) campus, to improve female wellbeing across the university. 

Fpr further information, please contact the Imam after prayers or via email at

View the Prayer Room gallery


Imam Mohammed Laher is the Muslim Chaplain at De Montfort University. As a fully qualified and trained Imam, he leads congregational prayers and provides advice and guidance on matters relating to faith and religion, as well as spiritual and pastoral care to students and staff in the University.

Imam Mohammed works with colleagues in Student and Academic Services to support and enhance the student experience, and works with De Montfort Students' Union (DSU) affiliated Societies. 

Contact the Imam for advice and one-to-one guidance and support via email. 


How to find us

The Prayer Room is on the lower-ground floor of the Portland Building. The entrance to the Prayer Room is at the rear entrance of Portland Building, accessed via Newarke Close through the car park. 

View our campus map here

You can find car parking information, a pedestrian map, cycling storage spots and more on our student transport pages.

Life in Leicester

Find out what our Muslim students feel about life in Leicester and at DMU. This video has Arabic audio.