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. 


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.

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

Life in Leicester

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