October 21, 2017 | 01 Safar, 1439
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Visiting Southampton Medina Mosque

SMMTL is one of the most recognised religious buildings in the city of Southampton. Resulting in vast numbers of people visiting the mosque every year. The mosque has a special Guest Book which visitors have been signing; all visitors are encouraged to leave their messages about the mosque in the book.

SMMTL is open to visitors throughout the year. We receive a large number of visitors from schools, colleges and universities wishing to find out more about the workings of a mosque and the Islamic faith for projects and studies.

We also have a number of faith-based groups, organisational visits and tourists who visit the mosque. Most visits are booked via the main office and in writing. We must have notice of at least two weeks for a visit so that we can make the necessary arrangements. City-visiting tourists may drop in without prior appointment.

A normal visit consists of a quick fire exit evacuation procedure, observation of prayer, a tour of the mosque building, PowerPoint presentation and a Q&A or discussion session if requested. Light refreshments and worksheets are also provided for younger visitors. The presentation can be tailored to meet varying levels of knowledge. This is managed by our Imams (priests) at the mosque and volunteers from Muslim community.

How to book a visit or tour?

To book a visit, please download our handy 'Visitors Guide'. This contains information on what to expect during a visit and our contact details.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE VISITORS GUIDE

Protocols & Etiquetts at the mosque

Dress Code:

  • Both men and women should dress modestly when visiting the mosque.
  • or shorts are prohibited dress inside the mosque for both genders
  • Females should cover their head with a scarf and male visitors with a hat, these can be provided by the tour guide.

Prayer Hall:

  • Shoes should be removed before entering the mosque and placed in the rack provided.
  • Please observe quietness during prayer.
  • Avoid walking in front of worshippers performing their prayers. (Worshippers who miss the designated prayer time may come to complete their prayers later, and so may be in the mosque when you visit.)
  • Food or drinks are not allowed in the prayer hall.

Safety:

  • Please take care of your belongings at all times. Do not leave any valuables unattended.
  • All children must be accompanied by their parents / guardians.
  • Any items left behind without prior agreement may be removed and destroyed.
 
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