Press Release: #VisitMyMosque Open Day 2022

Press Release: #VisitMyMosque Open Day 2022

19 August 2022


#VisitMyMosque Open Day 2022

On Sunday 4th September, Green Lane Masjid and Community Centre will be holding a #VisitMyMosque open day, welcoming all to enjoy a host of activities and experiences.

#VisitMyMosque is part of a national campaign initiated by the Muslim Council of Britain to open Mosque doors to the public. We last held #VisitMYMosque in 2019, just before the Covid-19 pandemic and are delighted to hold it again, after such a long time! This is a great opportunity for anyone from the community to visit a Mosque and experience what happens inside.

A recent survey from the MCB revealed that over 90% of people in the UK had never visited a Mosque before. In Birmingham, Muslims make up just short of 22% of the population, according to the 2011 census. As one of the leading Mosques in Birmingham and in the UK, it is our duty to take part in the spirit of engagement and dialogue, by opening our doors. We hope to give members of the local community an engaging insight into the life of the Mosque and Islam, and help to promote greater understanding. There are many misconceptions about Islam, so such forums allow people to recognise and perceive Islam and Muslims in an authentic environment.

“Visit my Mosque Day is crucial in fostering good relations in the community, and we hope by being approachable and welcoming, we will facilitate developing interfaith and intercultural understanding in the community.” [Haniya Aadam, Press and Media Lead, GLMCC]

With doors opening at 2pm, the open day will last until 6pm. The day will include activities as well as:

  • Presentations of all our Work
  • Tours of the Mosque
  • Prayer Viewing
  • Trying on a headscarf and long cloak
  • Bouncy Castle and Gladiator for children
  • Islamic Exhibition
  • Qur’an Recital
  • Arabic Calligraphy

In 2019, the Mosque attracted 100s of visitors that marvelled at the building, with its unusual classical architecture, its 2017 Conservation Award from the Victorian Society for renovation and preservation of the Mosque building and its Victorian identity. Pictures from the 2019 open day can be found here: #VisitMyMosque Photos. GLMCC often draws visitors from schools and the public throughout the year.

During the 2022 Commonwealth Games, Green Lane Masjid was selected as one of the locations for the ‘Key to the City’ project. Many visitors who had never been to a Mosque before, were able to discover the spiritual aspects of a Muslim place of worship. With the upcoming open day in September, we at GLMCC, want to convey the integral spiritual nature of a Mosque.



There is no need to register, just turn up on the day at 2pm. For more information, please email or call 0121 713 0080.

We look forward to welcoming anyone who would like to visit our Mosque!


Green Lane Masjid and Community Centre
20 Green Lane
Birmingham, B9 5DB
Tel: 0121 713 0080

Green Lane Masjid and Community Centre is a leading UK mosque situated in the heart of Birmingham serving the community since 1979.  Operating from its award-winning grade II listed Victorian building, GLMCC fulfills its mission of inspiring, educating and serving through its educational college, outreach work, welfare services, international humanitarian wing, as well as its fully functional mosque which is attended by thousands every week.

For more information about or work and services visit: or access our Annual Report

Shaykh Abu Usaamah

Shaykh Abu Usamah was born in New Jersey in 1964. He embraced Islam in 1986 and went on to study in the Islamic University of Madinah for eight years where he graduated from the College of Da’wah and Usool-ad-Din.

 Shaykh Abu Usamah has been very active in da’wah since the day he embraced Islam. He has been the Imam of various mosques in the United States and in the United Kingdom.
 Shaykh Abu Usamah’s zeal and eagerness in conveying the true message of Islam has led him to many parts of the world, delivering lectures and seminars, as well as translating for many scholars and du’aat from the Arab world.
Abu Usamah has been blessed in studying with some of the greatest scholars of our time and is currently the Imam of a masjid in Leeds, UK.