12 June 2015

QUB Muslim students 'praying in corridors' call for dedicated room

Muslims at Queen's University have said they have to pray in corridors and other public areas because it will not provide multi-faith prayer rooms.

The students said dedicated prayer or "quiet rooms" are available in many other universities and public buildings, including airports and hospitals.

They said they have no alternative but to say their prayers in corridors, libraries, corners or wherever they can find a secluded spot within QUB.

QUB said it is reviewing its amenities.

Muslim student Nadira Nazir, who is from Malaysia, said: "If we had a room to ourselves it would be easier for us females, to be honest.

"We have to rush between classes to find any [empty classrooms] available and just go in and do our prayers. [BBC] Read more