Also known as, or co-located with:
Jamia Abdullah bin Masood, Anwar-e-Madinah Trust
Capacity 1000 is a guess.
78 Evelyn Road, Sparkhill, Birmingham, West Midlands, B11 3JJ
0121 772 2189Capacity:
: Influenced by Deoband Madrassah and Tablighi Jama'at. Deobandis are divided about the importance of Sufism and generally play it down, so we have used 'Sufi' only for those places that are keen to promote Tassawuf
Masjid Theme is a contentious topic. Factionalism and sectarianism around mosques/masjids is widely recognised but treated by most masjid managements as a taboo subject, because every masjid will proclaim that it welcomes anyone of any persuasion, and this is manifestly true. Nevertheless, however welcome you are made to feel, every masjid will expect you to adhere to the practice that prevails in that masjid, and will treat you with hostility if you try and perform any other Islamic practice than that approved by the imam and committee even while claiming that their masjid is for the whole Muslim community and has no allegiance to any particular sect.
Sectarianism is the biggest problem facing Muslims in Britain, yet it is the one that few masjids acknowledge as their own, and none has a constructive strategy for tackling it. Yet its prevalence is the single biggest obstacle to tackling violent extremism in Britain's Muslim community.
There are three vital ingredients to tackling militant extremism in UK masjids:
(i) Masjid managements and imams must be transparent, accountable and inclusive of diverse factions.
(ii) This cannot happen while they and their congregations remain sectarian, because opening up of access to masjids and their management risks take-over by a rival, hostile sect. Therefore Masjid management, imams and congregations must learn tolerance and mutual respect of diverse sects among themselves.
(iii) Tolerance and mutual respect cannot occur while politicians and the media demonise ordinary, responsible and respectable sects such as Deobandis, Islamic Movement, and Salafis, or even politically challenging, but nevertheless tame, entities such as Hizb-ut-Tahrir.
MuslimsInBritain.org exists to address all three of these issues:-
(i) I publish 'Theme' and 'Management' ethnicity information even when masjid managements themselves object, because I need to break the pretend taboo and bring the issue into the open.
(ii) I publish information about sectarian activity and guidance on how to overcome it, to encourage tolerance and mutual respect.
(iii) I publish MuslimsInBritain.org as the authoritative source of independent practical information about the UK Muslim community, to take apart government, politicians' and media misconceptions about extremist preachers and extremist masjids.
Theme and Management:
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Former warehouse, possibly once a Victorian chapel.
Premises was formerly:
Most masjids are former terraced houses or commercial premises. A small number are former derelict churches.
Since the issues of architectural styles and renovation of churches as masjids has become controversial, this website
maintains statistics on the provenance of masjid sites.
Entry in Register of Places of Worship:
Birmingham, 061: 82375
Nearly 40,000 premises are formally registered under the Places of Worship Registration Act 1855,
including about 900 Muslim places of worship. There is negligible benefit in registering, it being 'permissive' since 1852.
The process dates to a time when religious dissenters were excluded from many aspects of civil life. Furthermore, the Register is massively out of date, largely from neglecting to de-register congregations' places of worship that have moved or disbanded.
The state-established churches of Britain, e.g. Church of England churches, are exempt from registration, so would add considerably to
the 40,000 listed non-conformist churches, mosques, synagogues, ashrams, gurdwaras etc.
Reasonable (C): Masjid with a single reliable source of information to support our data.
Some of our address lists date back to the late 1970s and for some of those, even the street no longer exists! So we have started to include a Confidence indicator. This is rated A
, with roughly the following meanings.
- A: Reasonably recent first hand knowledge of the masjid. (A place that is now defunct is 'A' if we've seen for ourselves it no longer exists.)
- B: Well known masjid with plenty of corroborating information to support our data.
- C: Masjid with a single reliable source of information to support our data.
- D: Several sources of information about the masjid, but none of them recent and reliable.
- E: Very limited information about the masjid, from an old or unreliable source.
- F: This place probably does not exist any longer. Or, "We've heard a rumour that there is a masjid around here somewhere."
Source(s): MiB contributor
Last Updated: 26th November 2010
New: the MiB.org Blog
If you do find any omissions or inaccuracies in the information above, please use this form to tell us. Jazacullah-khairan.
Note that much of this information comes from publicly available sources including various directories (including ones whose
data is supplied by the public on-line and not checked) and local authority published information about local minority-group facilities.
The contributors have taken a lot of trouble to correct as much data as possible -
you may have corrections for us, but you may find that our data is more accurate!
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