Muslim chaplaincy

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

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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.


Muslim chaplain

Imam Sheikh Mohammad Ismail DL

Email: m.ismail@sheffield.ac.uk
Phone: +44 114 222 9752

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

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 advisers

Dr Rachid Tazi-Ahnini

Phone: +44 114 271 3785

Muslim Welfare House
10-12 Severn Road
Sheffield
S10 2SU

Rachid is a lecturer in the Medical School.

Abderrezak Bougara

Phone: +44 114 267 1969 

Muslim Welfare House
10-12 Severn Road
Sheffield
S10 2SU

A former postgraduate at the University. For general enquiries, please e-mail chaplaincy@sheffield.ac.uk

Ustadha Ameena Blake

Email: ameena.blake@sheffield.ac.uk
Phone: +44 7723 384496

Ameena is founding director of the EHUK women’s refuge project and is a lecturer of Islamic Studies at Markfield Institute of Higher Education (MIHE).

She also sits on Mosque boards and is an Islamic advisor on Halal Guide.


Mosques

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)

Address: 10-12 Severn Road, S10 2SU
Phone: +44 114 267 1969
Website: www.mwhs.org.uk
Contact: Ali Albatati

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
Website: www.madinamasjid.org.uk
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
     

Madrassa Kasimyah Islamic School

Sunni evening school providing teaching in Islamic studies.

Address: 305 Staniforth Road, Darnall, S9 3FP
Phone: +44 7999 723520
Contact: Abu Saeed Kmali

Meetings:

  • Monday–Friday 5pm–7pm
     

The Message Islamic Information Centre

For Muslims and non-Muslims. Eid and Ramadan prayers.

Address: 51 Montgomery Terrace Road, S6 3BW
Phone: +44 114 272 9999
Contact: Awad El Shorbasy

Prayer and other facilities:

  • Worship place
  • Lectures
  • Youth activities
  • Quran school
     

Pitsmoor Islamic Community Centre

For Muslims and non-Muslims. Eid and Ramadan prayers.

Address: 31-33 Andover Street, S3 9EE
Phone: +44 114 278 7488
Contact: Imam M Ali

Prayer and other facilities:

  • Worship place
  • Lectures
  • Youth activities
  • Quran school

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 www.mwhs.org.uk 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 Student's 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.


Muslim student societies

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

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