University of Winnipeg opens Muslim prayer room

The University of Winnipeg now has a place for its Muslim students to pray while on campus.

University of Winnipeg's Muslim students get space to pray on campus

Students pray in the newly opened University of Winnipeg Musjid, a Muslim prayer room. (Sara Calnek/CBC)

The University of Winnipeg now has a place for its Muslim students to pray while on campus.

The university formally opened a Musjid, or Muslim prayer room, on Monday.

Muslims pray five times a day and six times a day during Ramadan.

The university’s student association collaborated with the Muslim student association to create the space in the university's Wesley Hall Basement.

University officials said the Masjid was established not only as a place for students to pray but to encourage intercultural dialogue.

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