central jamia mosque
ghamkol sharif

Fajr
4:20 am
5:00 am

Dhuhr
1:06 pm
2:00 pm

Asr
6:04 pm
6:45 pm

Maghrib
8:23 pm
8:23 pm

Isha
9:45 pm
10:00 pm

Jumu'ah 2:00 pm

12 Shawwal 1445

Our History

Central Jamia Mosque Ghamkol Sharif was established to promote the faith of Ahle Sunnah Wal Jama’ah, commonly known as Sunni Islam, following the Sunni Hanafi school of Jurisprudence.

The charity was founded by the Khulafa of Darbar e Aaliya Ghamkol Sharif under the guidance and support of Ala Hazrat Khawaja Qibla Syed Zinda Peer Sahib , known as Zinda Pir Sahib (1912 – 1999).

The roots of our Charity, go back as far as 1952, to an area named by Zinda Pir Sahib , as Ghamkol Sharif. This is located in a valley, just off the outskirts of a local town called Kohat (approximately 3 miles) in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan.

madrasah

Ghamkol Sharif Madrasah caters for a spectrum of learning, pivoting around core Islamic subjects.  The learning needs of children and young people are different from those of their parents or grandparents.  We are looking to make a quantum leap, in how we meet these learning needs.

Our approach is to be creative and innovative; as well as pushing the boundaries of what a Madrasah should deliver and its place in our community, through a holistic thought-provoking and engaging curriculum and associated services.

The Ghamkol Sharif Madrasah is not a place where parents and family members leave their children to be educated; instead, it is a partnership of learning between parents, children, young people, and the Madrasah.

It is a place where children will be safe, will be allowed to be creative, to play and explore, to learn how to learn, while encouraging the desire and the love to want to learn.  To develop a growth mindset as opposed to a fixed mindset.

The Ghamkol Sharif Madrasah aims to inculcate ‘the love of learning’ by educating and preparing morally upright members of society.  Children who will be an example of what can be achieved:

  • in their professional or personal life
  • in their family life
  • intellectually and spiritually
  • as leaders in their communities

Our Story

Central Jamia Mosque Ghamkol Sharif was established to promote the faith of Ahle Sunnah Wa Jama’ah, commonly known as Sunni Islam, following the Sunni Hanafi school of Jurisprudence.

The charity was founded by the Khulafa of Darbar e Aaliya Ghamkol Sharif under the guidance and support of Ala Hazrat Khawaja Qibla Syed Zinda Peer Sahib , known as Zinda Pir Sahib (1912 – 1999), of Darbar e Aaliya Ghamkol Sharif.

The roots of our Charity, go back as far as 1952, to a location now known as Ghamkol Sharif, which  is located in a valley, just off the outskirts of a local town called Kohat (approximately 3 miles).  In the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, (previously known as the North West Frontier Province) of Pakistan, close to the birth place of Zinda Pir Sahib , known as Jungle Khail, Kohat.

After a short period in the army, Zinda Pir Sahib , in 1952 went to Hajj.  On his  return, and on the commandment of Sayyiduna Muhammad ﷺ, he  initiated the movement, Ghamkol Sharif, in this uninhabited and unnamed barren valley.

Khulafa settled across the globe and those that settled in Birmingham from the late ninety-fifties started supporting the Muslim community in Birmingham, and in the early ninety-eighties the Charity was established from Golden Hillock Road, Small Heath.

charitable giving

Without the generous and kind support from our congregation, beneficiaries and the wider Muslim community, the work we can do to make a difference would be limited.

Charity is a core principle in Islam.

“The believer’s shade on the Day of Resurrection will be his charity.” (Tirmidhi)

By the Grace and Mercy of Allah ﷺ, there are opportunities for you to support our work and for you to gain immense reward, Insha’Allah in this life and the Hereafter.

By making the intention to also send the rewards of your charity to your loved ones, alive or those who have left this temporal world, your sacrifices will also benefit them, Insha’Allah.

The three best things to leave behind after death:

Abu Qatadah reported that the Messenger of Allah ﷺ, peace and blessings be upon him, said,

“The best of what a man leaves behind are three: a righteous child who supplicates for him, ongoing charity the reward of which reaches him, and knowledge that is acted upon after him.”

The Masjid

One of the UK’s largest purpose built mosques, with a congregational capacity of 5,000, located in the heart of Birmingham, providing a wide range essential services and facilities to the Muslim community.

Community & Youth Work

Delivered from two centres, incorporating an indoor soft play area for 50 children and a fully equipped recreation centre, with PlayStation 5 facilities. The focus is to broaden the services for women, children and young people in a safe and welcoming environment.

The Madrassah

The educational opportunities from the Ghamkol Sharif Madrasah is delivered from two buildings, thereby allowing for separate provision for men and women. The centres are modern, and well resourced, providing a total of 12 classrooms, meeting and communal areas and kitchen facilities. The Madrasah can accommodate conferences or lectures for up to 250 delegates, with break out rooms.

Library

Our reference only library, is located on the Ground Floor of the Mosque, with over 2,000 titles in Arabic, English & Urdu, which are available to the public to read and study on-site. We are constantly adding new titles based on the suggestions of our readers and the support of your donations.

It was once asked to Hazrat Zindapir Sahib ﵀, how can one attain the pleasure of Allah in the afterlife? Hazrat Zindapir Sahib ﵀ replied, "Serve the creation of Allah." (Khidmat-e-Khalq)

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