Muslim chaplaincy

Support and advice for Muslim students and staff living and working in Sheffield.


About the Muslim Chaplaincy

The Muslim Chaplaincy extends a warm welcome to all members of the University. We are dedicated to providing care, support and a compassionate presence at the University.

Activities and Events

Muslim Chaplain drop in
Every Tuesday (during semester) 12.00 noon-2.00pm

Islam and Science
Discussions take place the last Friday of the month from 5.00pm to 6.30pm on Google Meet .
Join the WhatsApp group for updates.
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Muslim Chaplain

Ustadha Ameena Blake

Phone: +44 114 222 9752

Social Media:
Instagram: @ameenablake
Facebook: Ustadha Ameena Blake
You Tube: Ustadha Ameena Blake 

The University Chaplaincy Centre
The Octagon Centre
Western Bank
S10 2TQ

Ameena's academic qualifications include BA hons in English Studies, PGCE Teaching, MSc Leadership and Management and MA Islamic Studies.

Ustadha has been active in the community since 1994 having studied under various shayukh including Sh Faisal Manjoo and Prof Ataullah Siddiqui.

Currently, as well as being the Muslim Chaplain for Sheffield University, she is an Islamic Studies BA lecturer for Markfield Institute of Higher Education (UK) and Director of a UK refuge project.

Previous roles: Deputy Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain, committee member of Mosque leadership boards, school leader and education consultant.

Ustadha gives public lectures in the UK, internationally and online. Topics include Islam in contemporary society, dawah, new Muslims, Tazkiyah, Seerah.

Muslim Associate Chaplain

Imam Sheikh Mohammad Ismail DL


Imam Sheikh Mohammad Ismail DL is a prominent British Muslim scholar from Sheffield. He worked as a school inspector, education and safeguarding consultant. He served the community as a Lead Imam, teacher and lecturer for more than 40 years.

Previously he served in HMS as prison chaplain in 1980s. He supported and shared coordination in the NIACE national faith leaders’ training programme in the North which helped in the integration of different faith communities.

After studying Islamic theology, Arabic and Eastern languages, he joined Sheffield Hallam (Polytechnic) and Sheffield University to study and conduct research in education. He was a lecturer for 10 years in social and community education in Rotherham College of Arts. 

On 1 of September 2017, Imam Ismail was appointed By Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant as Deputy Lieutenant for The County of South Yorkshire.

He is very actively involved in multi-faith work and with different Muslim theological groups nationally, internationally and locally for more than 40 years. Through his position as a Lead Imam, and through his work in education, he is effectively promoting community cohesion.

Mr Ismail DL conducted training and lectures on Cultural Awareness and community cohesion in Northern Residential College Barnsley for 4 years. In South Yorkshire where he lives, he served the United Mosque council for a very long time.

At present, he is the executive board member of Sheffield Federation of Mosques. He is a patron of St Luke's Hospice and other charities in Sheffield. He is an active member of Muslim Jewish Leaders Council MJLC in Vienna.

Nationally he is a member of The National Council of Imams and Rabbis and was an executive member of UK Interfaith Network. Locally he is a member of Sheffield faith leaders group.

He is presently the Muslim chaplain at The University of Sheffield and a member of Sheffield Institute for Interdisciplinary Biblical Studies.

Muslim adviser

Abderrezak Bougara

Phone: +44 114 267 1969 

Muslim Welfare House
10-12 Severn Road
S10 2SU

A former postgraduate at the University. For general enquiries, please e-mail


Please note that these listings provide information only. The inclusion of any group or association within these listings does not represent an endorsement of its views or practices by the University of Sheffield.

Muslim Welfare House of Sheffield (Sheffield Student Islamic Centre)

A Masjid and Community Centre serving the needs of Muslim and indigenous communities of Sheffield.

Address: 10-12 Severn Road, S10 2SU
Phone: +44 7732 137935

Prayer and other facilities:

  • The centre serves students and staff at the University and the community.
  • Daily prayer facilities, including Jummah for men & women
  • Islamic education for adults and children
  • Separated facilities for women
  • Friday 12.45pm (winter) 1.10pm (summer)

Sheffield Islamic Centre: Madina Masjid

South Yorkshire's largest purpose-built mosque. Open approach.

Address: 24 Wolseley Road, S8 0ZU
Phone: +44 788 638 8595
Contact: Waheed Akhtar

Prayer and other facilities:

  • Daily Prayer facilities including Jummah for men and women
  • Islamic education for children and adults
  • Visiting speakers
  • Funeral facilities & Nikaah
  • Organised visits, open days & inter-faith work
  • Partnership work with local agencies

Markazi Jamia Mosque

Sheffield's first purpose-built mosque. All welcome.

Address: 13 Industry Road, Darnall, S9 5FP
Phone: +44 758 478 1475
Contact: Shabir Aziz

Prayer and other facilities:

  • Friday Sermon
  • Prayers
  • Lectures
  • Guidance
  • School for children

Sheffield Grand Mosque

Community centre and worship place.

Address: Grimesthorpe Road, S4 8DE
Phone: +44 114 322 0802
Contact: Ahmed Alasbahy

Prayer rooms

The Muslim Welfare House of Sheffield

The Mosque is located at 10-12 Severn Road, Broomhill.

Friday prayers take place at 12.45pm in winter and 1.10pm in summer. In addition, there are a range of activities for everyone. Visit for more information.

University prayer rooms

The University has prayer room facilities for brothers and sisters, with Wudu facilities nearby. All prayer rooms are available for men and women.

  • The Students' Union: Prayer Room located on Level 2. Wudu facilities are available inside the rooms
  • Information Commons: Wudu facilities nearby.
  • The Diamond: Wudu facilities nearby.
  • George Porter building (temporary facilities): Located on Level 2. Wudu facilities nearby.
  • AMRC Training Centre: Multifaith prayer room
  • Firth Court: No Wudu facility nearby.
  • 38 Mappin Street: Closed during exam time. Accessible only with a Ucard.
  • Northumberland Road: Located in the Modular Building

There are also prayer rooms in all of the hospitals.

Some University buildings may have restricted public access. Before you set off, you should check with the person or department organising your visit whether you will be able to access these facilities. If you require further information about spaces in the Muslim Welfare House or the Royal Hallamshire Hospital, contact these spaces directly.

Setting up prayer rooms guidance

Read our easy guide on how to set up a Muslim prayer space (either temporary or permanent) in your department. This guide will give you a step by step process on how to set up spaces for Muslim prayer and considerations to make when doing so. 

Setting up prayer rooms in the University of Sheffield

Muslim student societies

For many Muslim students, the Students' Union student society is an important social and religious focus.

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