JAMIYAT WESTGATE, CITY CENTRE – BD1
Jamiyat Central Westgate is considered to be the Crown Jewel of Jamiyat’s charitable work.
The vision for developing a central mosque and community facility was first conceived as early as 1963 by Pir Sahib. It wasn’t until 1978 when the opportunity arose to purchase a piece of land in the BD1 area for £135k from Bradford Council. The project then took over £5 million pounds to develop. The building was designed by Neil Waghorn (late) and has received praise from architect magazines for its achievement to assimilate the building design seamlessly with the stone built landscape of Bradford.
The opening of the mosque took place on the 1st Ramadan 1999, the same date when Jamiyat Coventry Street opened. The mosque has a beautiful dome feature made from metallic lead on the outside, with a stone multi-lit interior. The boundary wall and landscaping project was managed by Sara Ali, a successful city landscape designer.
Serving and past Imams include Pir Sayyid Muhammad Irfan Shah Sahib Mashadi, Hafiz Abdul Qadiri Naushahi, Maulana Zahid Hussain Naushahi, Qari Muhammad Ashraf Qadiri, Mualana Muhibullah Azhar Noori, Mualana Shahid Ali and Maulana Wajid Iqbal and Mufti Muhammad Aslam Naushahi.
The mosque hosts many visitors from different faiths and schools.
Congregational Prayers (men and women), Education, Ramadan, Eid prayers and Community Facilities and Projects.
There are future plans to build a minaret and further landscaping.
Your donations and support will be most welcome to sustain and maintain the building, service and facilities.