Description of the Masjid: The newly constructed, three storey Central Jamia Masjid Ghamkol Sharif is one of the largest Masjid (Mosque) in Western Europe, with space to accommodate nearly 5,000 worshippers at one time. It is situated on the corner of Golden Hillock Road and Small Heath High Way (A45), Poets' Corner near Small Heath Railway Station. The Masjid is named after a Sufi Saint's place of residence, Ghamkol Sharif near Kohat, northern areas of Pakistan. Hazoor Zinda Peer Sahib's followers are illuminating the hearts and minds of others with Zikr of Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala in various countries and especially in the UK. In joint programmes with the Birmingham Central Jamia Masjid (Mosque) Ghamkol Sharif, Birmingham City Council, City College, NHS, the Central Jamia Masjid Ghamkol Sharif works to address the needs of local communities in Small Heath catchment areas.
Being a law abiding, responsible and peace loving citizen, Hazrat Shaikh Sufi Mohammad Abdullah Sahib worked through out his working life. First he served in British Indian Army during the 2nd World War to defend the United Kingdom and her interests, then Pakistani Army and since came in the UK worked in a company in Birmingham to earn his livelyhood and contributed positively to the local economy. At the same time, they set up a trust to commence Quranic/Islamic classes for Muslim children and curriculum was devised for the classes which also included Urdu language.
Masjid Management Committee Structure
3 Vice Chairperson
5. Joint Secretary
4. Media Co-ordinator
6. Principal for Quran Classes
7. Interfaith Co-ordinator
8. Masjid Tour Co-ordinator
Prayers offered: Yes
Language of Friday khutbah: Urdu and English
Patron: Shaikh Sufi Mohammad Abdullah sahib
Chairperson: Al-Hajj Raja Mohammad Saleem Akhtar
Imam: 2 full time Imaams
Type of governance: Trustees and Management Committee
Programmes in Masjid
Every Saturday: Mafil-E-Zikr Sharif in the Masjid @ 7:30pm.
Ghiarween Sharif: Monthly Basis
Urs Sharif: Urs Sharif of Hazoor Zinda Peer sahib.