Birmingham Central Mosque
|Birmingham Central Mosque|
Birmingham Central Mosque
|Location||Highgate, Birmingham, England|
Birmingham Central Mosque, is a mosque in the Highgate area of Birmingham, England, run by the Birmingham Mosque Trust. The organization, 'Muslims in Britain' classify the Birmingham Central Mosque as, Deobandi. The mosque has a capacity of 6,000, including women. The mosque provides a Sharia Council which in 2016 handled 400 requests for divorce.
The mosque officially opened in 1975. A golden dome was added to the top of the minaret in 1981. In 1986, the mosque sought and was granted permission to call prayer within certain limits. Between 1988 and 1990, Al-Hijrah School educated children in three rented rooms within the mosque before moving to Midland House in Small Heath.
In 2006, the West Midlands Fire Service put out a fire in the mosque. A fire began in an office in the building. It did not spread far, yet it caused damage to electronics and also destroyed paperwork.
Following a protest by the English Defence League (EDL) in April 2017, the Birmingham Central Mosque held a tea party with the goal of countering those demonstrations and promoting interfaith dialogue. The tea party ended up receiving more participants than the original EDL march.
- Ghamkol Shariff Masjid
- Islam in the United Kingdom
- Islamic schools and branches
- Islamic Sharia Council
- List of mosques in the United Kingdom
- "Birmingham Central Mosque". Muslims in Britain. 25 April 2015. Retrieved 4 June 2017.
- "Muslims In Britain".
- Bone, Amra (2 March 2017). "Inside Britain's sharia councils: hardline and anti-women – or a dignified way to divorce?". The Guardian. Retrieved 5 June 2017.
- "Charity Details". beta.charitycommission.gov.uk. Retrieved 2019-03-05.
- Oldham, Jeanette (2016-01-28). "Muhammad Afzal row after claiming more men domestic violence victims". birminghammail. Retrieved 2019-03-05.
- Oldham, Jeanette (2016-02-03). "Birmingham Central Mosque DID hear forced marriage case says women's group - days after its denial". birminghammail. Retrieved 2019-03-05.
- Panikos Panayi (1999). The Impact of Immigration in Post-war Britain: A Documentary History of the Effects and Experiences of Immigrants in Britain since 1945. Manchester University Press. p. 103. ISBN 0-7190-4685-8.
- W. A. R. Shadid (1995). Religious Freedom and the Position of Islam in Western Europe. Peters Publishers. p. 35. ISBN 90-390-0065-4.
- "History of Al-Hijrah". Al-Hijrah. Archived from the original on October 16, 2008. Retrieved 2008-12-20.
- "Arsonists set fire to city mosque". BBC News. 2006-01-07. Retrieved 2007-12-02.
- York, Chris (8 April 2017). "EDL Birmingham Demo Countered By Mosque Tea Party". The Huffington Post. Retrieved 5 June 2017.