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Hundreds pay tribute to Muhammad Ali at Birmingham mosque

In News on 06/10/2016 at 16:12
Staff at Birmingham Central Mosque remember the legendary icon's visit to the place of worship in 1983 (Photograph: Adam Yosef)

Staff at Birmingham Central Mosque remember the legendary icon’s visit to the place of worship in 1983 (Photograph: Adam Yosef)

Hundreds of people have attended a special funeral prayer service at the Birmingham Central Mosque today, held in honour of boxing legend Muhammad Ali, who died last Friday at the age of 74.

The Birmingham Central Mosque in Highgate hosted the Janazah (funeral prayer) service  at 2pm, following its regular weekly Jummah prayers. Read the rest of this entry »

Birmingham mosque to hold prayer service for Muhammad Ali

In News, What's On on 06/08/2016 at 11:59
Birmingham Central Mosque. Photo: Ezzat El-Barbary

The Birmingham Central Mosque in Highgate will be holding a special prayer service in honour of the late boxer and activist Muhammad Ali (Photograph: Ezzat El-Barbary)

Birmingham’s premiere mosque will be holding special prayer services this week  in honour of boxing legend Muhammad Ali, who died last Friday at the age of 74 in hospital in Phoenix, Arizona.

The Birmingham Central Mosque in Highgate will be hosting the prayer tribute this Friday at 2pm, following its regular weekly Jummah service. Read the rest of this entry »

15 moving photos of Muhammad Ali in Birmingham

In Gallery, News on 06/05/2016 at 11:32
Muhammad Ali has passed away after a long battle with Parkinson's Disease, age 74

Muhammad Ali has passed away after a long battle with Parkinson’s Disease, age 74

Muhammad Ali has made several visits to Birmingham, England, over the decades, in the 80s and 90s. He visited the city and met with fans, bringing them hope, joy and support; even opening the Muhammad Ali Community Centre in Hockley in May 1983.

The boxer, political and social activist, and humanitarian, passed away on Saturday 4th June, after many years of suffering from Parkinson’s Disease, age 74. Read the rest of this entry »

Birmingham mosque to feed city homeless on Christmas Day

In Charity, News on 12/21/2015 at 17:24
Muslim community activist Kasim Choudhry is hosting a Christmas Day soup kitchen at Birmingham Central Mosque (Photograph: Adam Yosef)

Muslim community activist Kasim Choudhry is hosting a Christmas Day soup kitchen at Birmingham Central Mosque (Photograph: Adam Yosef)

Birmingham’s premier mosque is set to host a special soup kitchen to feed the city’s homeless on Christmas Day.

The Birmingham Central Mosque in the Highgate area of the city will be welcoming the homeless and hungry over the festive period, providing them with food during an open soup kitchen every evening between Christmas Eve and New Year’s Day. Read the rest of this entry »

City Muslims celebrate Eid following Hajj pilgrimage

In Gallery, News on 10/06/2014 at 21:29
Worshippers celebrate Eid at the Birmingham Central Mosque in Birmingham (Photograph: Adam Yosef)

Worshippers celebrate Eid at the Birmingham Central Mosque in Birmingham (Photograph: Adam Yosef / BCM)

Thousands of Muslim faithful from across the city came together to celebrate Eid al-Adha this weekend, following a successful Hajj season in Mecca.

Muslims from across Birmingham marked one of the most important festivals in the Islamic calendar on Saturday, a day after two million pilgrims concluded the final rites of Hajj in Saudi Arabia’s holy city, with a fast on the Day of Arafa.  Read the rest of this entry »

Birmingham youngsters join BBC ‘Free Speech’ show

In News on 03/15/2014 at 11:40
Young people engaged in debate and discussion on BBC show 'Free Speech'

Young people engaged in debate and discussion on BBC Three show ‘Free Speech’, broadcast from Birmingham

Youngsters from across the city joined a diverse audience in a televised debate yesterday, as it was broadcast live from the Birmingham Central Mosque in Highgate.

The 16-34 year-olds were participating in Free Speech – BBC Three’s fortnightly debate and discussion show hosted by Rick Edwards and Tina Daheley – where topics covered included youth disengagement, youth unemployment, whether there should be a referendum on the EU; and the forthcoming closure of the BBC Three channel itself. Read the rest of this entry »

Birmingham’s Muslim community marks end of Ramadan

In News on 08/19/2012 at 08:15
Eid 2012 in Birmingham with Sarmad Qusai at Birmingham Central Mosque

Worshipper Sarmad Qusai outside Birmingham Central Mosque in Highgate

Birmingham’s Muslim community have begun rejoicing this weekend, following the completion of Ramadan, as they celebrate the Islamic festival of Eid.

Beginning on the evening of Saturday 18th August, the celebration marks the conclusion of a month of fasting, prayer, meditation and self-reflection as the faithful look to take the benefits of the month’s struggle in bettering themselves throughout the coming year. Read the rest of this entry »

Eid celebrations begin for city’s Muslim community

In News on 11/04/2011 at 13:23
Birmingham Central Mosque. Photo: Ezzat El-Barbary

Muslims in Birmingham will be celebrating Eid this weekend

Birmingham’s Muslim population will come together this weekend to celebrate the Islamic festival of Eid; as the faithful from across the world complete the religious pilgrimage, known as Hajj, in Mecca in Saudi Arabia.

Beginning on the evening of of Saturday 5th November, the three-day festival known as Eid al-Adha, or ‘celebration of sacrifice’, is to commemorate the willingness of the apostle Abraham in sacrificing his own son to confirm his commitment to God.  An act which God is said to have rewarded by replacing Abraham’s son with a ram. Read the rest of this entry »