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.