The Muslim Chaplain (University Imam)
Provides advice and guidance on matters relating to faith and religion, as well as spiritual, pastoral, moral and social care in the University, including for staff on the religious needs of students and staff.
- The Muslim Chaplaincy is headed by a qualified and trained Imam (leader) who leads congregational prayers and also offers the opportunity to other qualified and trained users to lead prayers.
- The Imam regularly when possible makes himself available after prayers to offer advice, counselling, one-to-one and/or group guidance and support on a first-come-first-served basis.
- To provide advice and assistance to the educational community at times of celebrating and mourning.
- To encourage and nurture the development of a sense of shared community.
- To work with student groups in providing opportunities for personal and community spiritual enrichment.
- To promote understanding and acceptance, within the educational community, of the varied personal paths to spiritual enlightenment.
- To create an atmosphere of religious tolerance and co-operation.
- To minister the students of the chaplain's own faith as well as provide support to students regardless of faith.
- To establish and maintain network of contacts to provide ministry to students of other faiths.
- To encourage understanding of diversity through interaction and discussion.