Green Lane Masjid

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Green Lane Masjid
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The Masjid, formerly Green Lane Public Library and Baths (Martin & Chamberlain 1893-1902)
Basic information
Location Small Heath, Birmingham
 United Kingdom
Affiliation Ahle Hadith
Website http://www.greenlanemasjid.org
Architect(s) Martin & Chamberlain
Architectural style Gothic-Jacobean style
Completed 1893/1902, 1970s

The Markazi Jamiat Ahl-e-Hadith UK, commonly referred to as Green Lane Mosque, is one of Birmingham's and Britain's major mosques.[1]

Established in the 1970s, the Masjid occupies a prominent corner site in Green Lane, Small Heath, Birmingham. One of the buildings had been constructed as a public library and baths, designed by local architects Martin & Chamberlain and built in the redbrick and terracotta Gothic-Jacobean style between 1893 and 1902. It is a Grade II listed building.[2] The complex includes prayer halls for men and women, a community hall, madrasah, library, shop, some accommodation, and it also provides funeral services to the local Muslim community.[3]

It was also one of the main mosques that featured in Channel 4's Dispatches programme Undercover Mosque, which investigated religious extremism in British mosques including preachers advocating violence, anti-Semitism, sexism and homophobia.[4] West Midlands Police subsequently investigated the programme, feeling there may have been a misrepresentation of the mosque that could have incited religious hatred.

The mosque works closely with Birmingham City Council, West Midlands Police and local emergency services[5] and, in 2007, came second in a national competition run by the British Islam Channel to find the country's 'Model Mosque'. [6] [7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About Us". Green Lane Masjid. Archived from the original on 2008-01-13. Retrieved 2008-02-08. 
  2. ^ "Images of England: Small Heath Public Library and Baths". English Heritage. Retrieved 2008-02-08. 
  3. ^ "Facilities". Green Lane Masjid. Archived from the original on 2007-12-14. Retrieved 2008-02-08. 
  4. ^ Dispatches - Undercover Mosque
  5. ^ "Tips given on fire and road safety". Birmingham Mail. February 12, 2009. 
  6. ^ "Model Mosque 2007". Islam Channel. November 2007. 
  7. ^ "Madni Jamia Masjid has WON the Model Mosque 2007 competition!". ICEA - Islamic Cultural and Educational Centre. November 2007. 

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