Proposed Mosque and Islamic Centre
The proposed Mosque and Islamic Centre will be located on the new, state of the art Bay campus, accessible by students living on-site, students living elsewhere in the city and Muslims within the local community. The facility will be purpose built, with sufficient capacity for regular use by all. The Mosque will be of sufficient size to allow for further growth in numbers of Muslims in the future.
The facility will be fully equipped as a Mosque, and will include the following key features:
- Prayer hall with sufficient space for all regular users
- Separate entrances for males and females
- Separate areas within the prayer hall for males and females
- WUDU wash rooms including showers
- Multiple counselling rooms
- Childcare and children’s learning facilities
- Dedicated areas for the teaching of Islamic Studies, an Islamic library etc.
- Dedicated funeral (Janaza) service space
The Muslim community are in desperate need of new and up to date facilities, and the proposed new Mosque and Islamic Centre will provide this.
Proposed Multi-Faith Centre
As part of the University’s campus expansion programme, the existing Singleton campus will receive significant investment to upgrade facilities, ensuring it continues to be a first class place to study. Part of the plan for the Singleton campus upgrade is to include a Multi-Faith Centre, which will predominantly be used by the Muslim community.
Part of the plan for the Singleton campus upgrade is to include a Multi-Faith Centre, which will predominantly be used by the Muslim community. It will include the same facilities as the proposed Mosque and Islamic Centre, but also:
- Multi-purpose activity rooms for use by others outside the Muslim community
- Learning centre including seminar and teaching rooms
The Multi-Faith Centre will form part of a larger facility, which will incorporate the University’s Arts Centre and the Egypt Centre. It will therefore be exposed to the public, and ensure the Islamic facilities are given greater exposure on campus. Large numbers of people coming into contact with the Muslim community will result in greater interaction between the groups and will help to promote unity and understanding on campus. In this respect, the Multi-Faith Centre will provide a great opportunity for Islamic outreach within the community.