There are over 100 Prayer Rooms and Mosques in Manchester, including Oldham, Salford and Ashton. However, searching for ‘Mosque’ on Google maps might not show them all.
Because, some of them are prayer spaces hidden within other venues.
For example, did you know that there is a prayer room inside the Emirates Stadium and the Old Trafford Shopping centre? Finding these can be tricky.
So, I created a map of every prayer room and Mosque in Manchester.
Furthermore, the map includes prayer rooms inside Universities, Hospitals and Shopping Centres.
But, are they open to women?
For each Mosque, I have specified whether it is open to women/sisters or if it is for men/brothers only.
Let’s get to the map.
Map of Manchester Prayer Rooms
Scroll down below the map to see further information and photos of each Prayer Room.
Red = Mosque
Green = Prayer Room
Yellow = Jummah only
Purple = Shia or Ahmadiyya (See description)
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Now, let’s go through each of the major Manchester Mosques and Prayer rooms in more detail.
Manchester Prayer Rooms & Mosques
This Mosque is open for daily prayers from 12pm. But, closes shortly after Isha.
Additionally, this Mosque is open for both men and women.
Arndale Shopping Centre Prayer Room (Currently Closed)
Is there a prayer room inside the Arndale shopping centre in Manchester? Yes.
Manchester Arndale has a private multi-faith prayer room situated on the lower mall opposite the Shopmobility unit. Customers of all faiths are invited to use the room for prayer, multi-faith worship or a quiet space.
To access the room, please use the intercom system to contact a member of the Manchester Arndale team
However, the room has been closed due to Covid, and it is unclear when this will re-open.
Website: Amenities – Manchester Arndale
The Mosque is located on the third floor and entrance is next to a cafe, it’s easy to miss. See photo for the door, it’s the white one with the number 4 on either side.
It may look a little run down from the outside. However, the Mosque has great reviews on Google and it’s difficult to find a Masjid in a central location.
There are two prayer rooms inside the Uni of Manchester buildings.
Sackville Street Building – Part of the University of Manchester Islamic Society. However, this prayer room is open to staff and students only.
Mcdougall Building – Further south. Part of the University of Manchester. However, it’s for staff and students only.
A prayer room is located inside the Etihad Stadium for anyone watching a match. The prayer room is clearly marked. However, I do not have details on the exact location. Please email [email protected] if you have this information to hand.
Some Google reviews suggest this Mosque is ran by the Shia community. However, they allow anyone to pray Salah in the room and have great ratings.
There are two prayer rooms inside Manchester Metropolitan University.
The Cavendish Prayer Room is the largest of their two prayer facilities and includes prayer rooms for men and women, and washing facilities.
Also, a dedicated prayer room is located in the Brooks Building, room 3.71.
Both rooms are for staff and students only. Furthermore, Jummah services are provided.
Small Mosque however it’s clean and friendly. Reviews suggest to use the back door in order to enter the building. Due to it’s size it is unlikely that the Mosque accommodates women.
The Multi-faith Centre is located on the ground floor of the new Manchester Royal Infirmary by Entrance 2, off the Hospital Boulevard. We provide a large multi-purpose space for prayer and worship with a range of services throughout the week.
There are two Multi Faith Prayer Rooms in the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital. One is on the ground floor opposite the Children’s Outpatients Department and the other is on the first floor near to Paediatric Intensive Care.
Small Mosque with no website. However, it has great reviews online.
Assuming no women’s section due to the size. But, do correct me if i’m wrong.
Facebook Page: Markaz Ibraheem | Facebook
Large Mosque that offers a wide range of services including five prayers, Jummah, Eid prayers, classes and more. Furthermore, it’s open to men and women.
Large Mosque open to men and women.
Manchester Central Mosque has been known by several names over the years some of which include ‘Victoria Park Mosque’, ‘Jamia Mosque’ & ‘Jamiat ul Muslimeen’. It is located in the Victoria Park district which is a suburban area of Manchester, England.
Website: Manchester Central Mosque
Large Mosque close to Platt Fields Park. The Mosque offers a range of services including daily prayers, Jummah, classes, Nikkah and more.
Shahjalal Mosque is one of the earliest Mosques in Manchester. It was established in 1967. It’s a great place for worship and promoting peace & love
Mosque offering prayers for men and women
Small unmarked Mosque in the centre of the Ardwick area. However, it is possible that the Mosque is no longer used due to lack of reviews. So, please update me if you have visited recently.
Small Mosque open to men only.
The Islamic Academy of Manchester is one of the oldest Islamic organisations in Manchester.
Furthermore, it is open to men and women.
The Manchester Jame Masjid and Cultural Centre is located in Longsight. It’s a local masjid that serves the community and those around it.
Mosque open for daily prayers and Jummah
Large Mosque open for daily prayers and Jummah. Separate entrances for men and women, clearly marked.
Website: Ghamkol Sharif Manchester | Facebook
Small Mosque open to men only.
This Mosque is open for men and women. However, there are no Women facilities at Jummah time.
Large Mosque open for daily prayers, Jummah and much more. Furthermore, the Mosque is open to men and women, and has great reviews online. However, a couple users mentioned that the parking is not great (possibly referring to Jummah time, which is a problem everywhere).
Mosque open for daily prayer. Fortunately, the Mosque is open to both men and women. However, their website is under construction.
The objectives of the Association are to promote the benefit of the inhabitants of Greater Manchester. In particular, those of the Shi’ite faith.
Shia Mosque located off Stockport Road, Manchester.
Large Mosque with a range of services including daily prayers, Jummah and classes. Furthermore, the Mosque is open to both men and women.
Mosque open for daily prayers and Jummah. Furthermore, there are lots of positive reviews about this Masjid.
SMMCA Masjid is open for daily prayers and Jummah. Furthermore, there is space for men and women.
A Mosque and cultural centre established in 2011.
The Mosque offers 5 times congregational prayers, Friday and Eid prayers. Furthermore, they have a sisters section for Friday prayers, Eid prayers and the night prayers of Ramadan.
Additionally, the MICC aims to deliver to the needs of the community through services such as classes, talks and other events.
The Friday sermons (called Khutbah in Arabic) are delivered in Kurdish, Arabic and English.
The Khanqah is a well-established Manchester Islamic centre, providing a range of services to the local Muslim community.
For example, the Mosque offers:
- 5 times daily congregational prayers
- Friday Prayers (Jumuah) and Eid Prayers, with capacity for up to 800 worshippers
- Member of MCOM (Manchester Council of Mosques)
Large Mosque which facilitates prayers and social events for the whole family. Furthermore, it’s open for men and women.
Mosque for the Sufi community.
Part of the Hough End Academy however there is limited information about this Mosque online. So, please email [email protected] if you have more information.
Facilities for both men and women. Furthermore, the Mosque has good parking facilities.
Well rated multicultural Mosque in moss side, close to Alexandra Park. It is two storey building with clean facilities. Furthermore, it’s open to men and women.
This Mosque offers a range of services including daily prayers, Jummah, Nikkah, Funeral, Classes and more. Furthermore, it’s open for both men and women.
Mosque open to men and women, with space to hold approx 600 people.
Small Mosque with great Google reviews. However, due to the size it is likely that the Mosque is open to men only (if someone knows please drop me an email).
The British Muslim Heritage Centre (Jummah Only)
The British Muslim Heritage Centre is proud to present the weekly Friday Jummah Khutbah in the English Language.
The prayers are held inside a large Marquee. Furthermore, the prayer includes facilities for ladies.
Website: Friday Jummah Update – BMHC
Mosque open for daily prayers and Jummah. To find, look for the last house on the row of shops.
Large Mosque open for five daily prayers and Jummah. Furthermore, the Mosque has great reviews online. However, there are no women facilities despite being a large Mosque.
Website: Masjid E Noor
Mosque open for five daily prayers.
Masjid-E-Hidayah is situated in the multi-cultural area of Old Trafford in Manchester. Alhamdulillah the new Mosque is fully completed and has been open since May 2012. The original masjid was opened 8th of March 1987 which is now used as the Madrassa and function hall.
Additionally, the Mosque as space for men and women.
Near Old Trafford and open for five daily prayers and Jummah.
However, a number of reviews suggest that the toilets need modernisation. So, it is advised to do Wudu at home
Faizan-e-Islam is a charitable organisation run by the community for the community.
Does Old Trafford have a prayer room? Yes. Old Trafford Cricket Ground has a prayer room available for anyone watching a game. Cricket grounds usually allow fans to leave and come back in. However, there is no need as the ground itself has prayer facilities.
The Cricket stadium’s prayer room is located in the Trafford Cricket Centre, behind Stand C.
Is there a prayer room inside Manchester airport? Yes. In fact, there are four prayer rooms insite Manchester Airport.
So, how do you find them?
Four multi-faith prayer rooms serve Manchester Airport and remain open to everyone 24 hours a day.
With the exception of a sign to indicate Qibla (the direction of Mecca) to assist Muslim users, wherever possible, Multi-Faith Prayer Rooms are kept deliberately free from religious symbolism in order to enable as many as possible to use the rooms for prayer. Christian, Jewish, Muslim and other sacred texts and prayer books are provided by the Chaplaincy and prayer mats are available for Muslims. Users are asked not to leave any literature in the prayer room. A book for comments and prayer requests is provided in each of the prayer rooms.
Jummah Prayers (Islamic) are held in the Terminal 3 Prayer Room
Friday at 13:00 GMT, 13:30 BST.
Terminal 1 Prayer Room
Located in Terminal 1 next to the Chaplaincy’s main office at Ground Level Check-In, and at Gate 20 after security.
Terminal 2 Prayer Room (Departures)
The Multi-Faith Prayer Room in Terminal 2 is situated next to the Apiary.
Terminal 2 Prayer Room (Arrivals)
Located on the main arrivals concourse at Ground Level, and is easily accessible by the public. Furthermore, it is conveniently located near to the Chaplaincy’s Terminal 2 office.
Terminal 3 Prayer Room
Located to the right of the building (from the kerbside), on the first floor above Spar (below Departure level, above Arrivals).
Special washing facilities are available before and after security in Terminal 2 and in Terminal 3
Small Mosque only open to men, fits around 50 people.
Eccles and Salford Islamic Society is also known as The Eccles Mosque and provides facilities for the local Muslim community. Furthermore, the Mosque is open to both men and women.
Eccles Mosque is a UK registered charity with the registered charity number 516270.
The prayer room is located on Upper Regent Crescent (First Floor) near the Next shop.
The Prayer room was previously closed for COVID. However, a recent tweet from the Trafford Centre in December 2021 confirmed that the prayer room is back open.
Open to men and women. Please note that it is a multi-faith room so may be used by non-Muslims too.
Fairly new Mosque in the Salford area. Finally, Muslims in Salford have a place to pray. The Khutbah is in both Arabic and English. However, it’s a small Mosque above a shop and unlikely to have space for Women.
Prayer facilities and Wudu for the university’s staff and students only. ID access is required.
Website: Faith | University of Salford
The Hazrat Sultan Bahu Trust is a registered charity founded in 1983 by Sheikh Sultan Fiaz ul Hassan and Sheikh Sultan Niaz ul Hassan Sarwari Qadri.
Furthermore, the Mosque has great reviews online and has lots of room.
However, it is unclear whether the Mosque is open to Women. My guess would be yes given the capacity of 500. But, if anyone knows please email me.
Mosque open for daily prayers and Jummah with space for around 300 people.
Al Murtaza Trust, is a Imam Bargah or Hussainia serving Shia Muslim of greater Manchester, for their religious and social programs.
Website: (2) Al Murtaza Trust | Facebook
New Shia Mosque open for men and women.
Mosques with great reviews on Google, open for daily prayers and Jummah. Two buildings down the road from one another.
Website: Markaz Al Falah | Facebook
Shia Masjid open for daily prayers, Jummah and more.
With lots of positive reviews, this Mosque is open to men and women.
UKIM Khizra Masjid is part of the UKIM. The UKIM is one of the oldest nation-wide Islamic organization in the UK. It was founded in October 1962 on the initiative of a small group of Muslims who used to meet at the East London Mosque in a study circle.
Well rated Mosque open to both men and women for daily prayers.
Open 7 days a week, providing facilities for the prayers 5 times a day and Friday and Eid prayers for hundreds of worshipers, serving the local community. Furthermore, the Mosque is open to men and women.
This Mosque initially fit 50 people but has been expanded in recent times. It is now a large spacious Mosque with good reviews. For some reason the website is in Chinese.. possibly a hack.
It is one of the largest Muslim centres in Europe. The Mosque is open to all men and women, and its main prayer halls currently hold between 2,500 and 3,000 people during a Friday service, with over 15,000 worshippers walking through the Mosque’s doors during the multiple services held on the religious festivals of Eid.
The website is currently down however recent reviews suggest this Mosque is open. Furthermore, there are prayer spaces for both men and women.
Small diverse Mosaue with great reviews on Google. However, it is unclear whether they have a women’s section at this moment in time. But, they do plan to hold Women classes in the future!
The Moston Muslim Community Centre started since 2015. This is a small community masjid with people from various background.
Mosque open to men and women, holding around 300 people.
Small Mosque for approx 100 worshipers. Therefore, assuming it can only accommodate men. However, please email me if this is not correct [email protected]
More Prayer Maps
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