Visiting the mosque
Visits to the mosque should be booked in advance by telephone, email, post or in person. Preferred visit times and days are between 11.00 am and 3.00 pm. (Mondays, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday Preferably). Special – Friday, early morning or late evening – visits can be arranged on request and are subject to availability.
A usual visit to the mosque consists of the following:
- Multi-media presentation about Islamic faith.
- Q&A and discussion session.
- A guided tour of the mosque building accompanied by a faith guide.
- Observation of one of the daily or special prayer services.
- Interactive activities for school children.
We usually provide snacks or treats for visitors. Please let us know if any visitors suffer from any allergies in this respect. For primary school children, we also have special worksheets prepared about the mosque which they may take back with them. There is also free literature on Islam for all visitors.
All visitors are requested to:
- Respect the peace and prayer of worshippers inside the mosque.
- Remove their shoes in certain specific areas around the mosque.
- Keep food and drinks out of the mosque, except areas that have been designated as eating areas.
- Avoid bringing any animals into the mosque.
- Keep the mosque’s building and courtyard clean by disposing off litter properly and safely.
- Abide by the general rules of the mosque as displayed around the building.
- Avoid smoking in the building and on the mosque’s courtyard.
Please note that we may discontinue any visit if find any disrespectful or inappropriate behavior and ask visitors to leave the building.
- All adult visitors and children above the age of 12 are requested to observe modest dress when visiting the mosque. Most aspects of a standard school uniform are quite appropriate as long as arms and legs are covered.
- Female visitors may cover their heads to show respect to other worshippers or to enrich their own experience.
- Young children under the age of 12 are not considered to be adults and may dress as they do in school unless they wish to adopt any part of Muslim attire for the day (hats/scarves) to enliven their visit.
Visits to the mosque are free of charge. However, because the mosque is a registered charity, donations towards our services are always welcome and appreciated. We accept cash, postal orders, and cheques. Please make them payable to Birmingham Mosque Trust Ltd.
The Birmingham Central Mosque Trust offers various services for the public including:
- Marriage Bureau, Introductions and registrations.
- Family Counseling Clinics.
- Religious Education visits.
- Evening School for children.
- Funeral Services & Mortuary.
- Community Classes for adults.
- Booking facilities for private functions.
- Library, Literature & Faith Conversion Services.
- Food Bank
For more information, please contact the Main Office. 0121 440 5355, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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