World Bulletin / News Desk
University of Iceland opened a prayer room for Muslim students in occation of Islamic Holy month Ramadan, a report said.
A student in the Finnish language department at the university made a formal request at the Student Council for a prayer room which was later approved by the university, Ice News said.
A Holy Quran and prayer rugs were set up in the university's Chapel making it into a multi faith prayer room, according to report.
"We are really very happy that we have a prayer room at the University of Iceland," Head of the Islamic Association in Iceland Salmann Tamimi told IceNews. "It gives the opportunity for Muslim students who have to pray 5 times a day to be able to perform it at the right times. It helps the other non Muslim students and teachers to have a better understanding of Islam, which we are really in need of."
There are about 20 to 30 Muslim students at the University of Iceland from all over the world as well as Icelandic Muslims.