The Prophet ﷺ said, “The best among you are those who learn the Quran and teach it.” (Imam Bukhari)
The Quran is the universal and miraculous book of guidance, It covers each and every knowledge that we require to be successful in this life and the next.
Ghamkol Sharif UK has proudly served the many educational needs of the community.
We deliver many educational initiatives for various age groups through our online and onsite projects.
1Connecting to the Beloved
(peace be upon him)
A unique and interactive Fard Ayn course which covers the essentials of Islam with a focus on applying the blessed Sunnah.
Seerah and Shama’il are a core part of the course and the intention is to develop a personal and lasting connection with the Beloved of Allah (peace be upon him).
This class has the honour of being started and taught personally by Hadhrat Sufi Sahib (ra).
Students have been learning to recite the Quran at Ghamkol Sharif UK since 1962.
We currently have weekday and weekend classes taught by excellent teachers to develop the essential skill of reciting the Word of Allah.
We currently have 2 Hifz classes; Monday to Friday 4:30-7:30pm for boys and girls between the ages of 6-14 years.
Students are given monthly targets and their progress is closely monitored.
We have experienced teachers helping the students succeed in the incredible and blessed task of beholding the Quran in their hearts.
4 Tajweed for ladies
A weekly Quran and Tajweed class for women of all ages and abilities to learn or re learn Tajweed and reciting the Holy Quran.
The spirit of Islam is transmitted through good company and in 2017, we launched Ghamkol Sharif Suhba Academy.
The intention is to transmit the faith, morals and life lessons from Hadhrat Sufi Sahib (ra) to the next generation.
Each Suhba Academy is themed around an Islamic teaching, virtue or historical lessons.
Sufi teachings and values are exemplified and demonstrated to students through interactive assemblies, group activities, visitors, trips and eating together.
The ultimate purpose of the Suhba Academy is to develop excellent morals, a strong sense of community and a love of Islam.
Previous Suhba Academy themes have included, Purification, Islam and Science, Islam and Art, Animals in Islam, Sunnah Sports (Archery, Wrestling and Swimming), Our Mosque, Friends of Allah, Ramadhan Realities, Sunnah Foods and Hadith of Mercy,
Sufi Javed Sahib (ra) instructed that we design a specific course, in response to the changing attitudes in the community and the recent legislation on Sex Education, from the Muslim perspective.
‘Sex Education; The Islamic Perspective.’ is a 2-day workshop which explores the physical, mental and emotional changes that occur during puberty. Various tasks are included in our workbook which educates students of the Fiqh surrounding sex and puberty while exploring how the emotional and mental changes can be managed.
A weekly Arabic School incorporating a tailored curriculum for 8-16yr olds which covers classical Arabic grammar and vocabulary.
The intention is to provide students with a practical understanding of the Arabic language and develop a solid foundation for further studies.
Our current class of students are in their 3rd year of study.
8Sports for Teens
This is a weekly initiative to engage our children with exercise and team building skills.
Each week students take part in discussions on healthy lifestyles, various fitness exercises and finish off with a game of football.
A fortnightly workshop for boys and girls was set up to engage them with the art of cooking, healthy eating and fun team work.
Each lesson included a unique dish with organically sourced ingredients to create unforgettable memories, beautiful smells and tasty food.
Students were given tips on healthy eating alongside key Islamic teachings relating to the adab of food and being grateful to Allah for His innumerable blessings.
In partnership with Femtinos, we delivered tailor made workshops for children to facilitate them in engaging with various science topics.
These gave them their foundational science knowledge as per the national curriculum and allowed them to explore and reflect on the beauties and intricacies of Allah’s creation.
In partnership with Little Speakers, we delivered a 6-week course to develop the public speaking skills and confidence of children between the ages of 5 and 15 years.
Each week, students worked on developing script writing and techniques to improve their verbal skills through presentations and speeches.
4Wonders of Learning
In partnership with Wonders of Learning, we delivered sessions for parents and children to aid the learning development of students.
Presentations and workshops were delivered giving essential and practical techniques in dealing with children with special needs, especially those with autism, dyspraxia, and ADHD etc.
For students’ emotional intelligence, English and maths sessions were delivered to aid them with the necessary coping skills needed to deal with the challenges of education.
Khidma projects of Ghamkol Sharif UK
Hadhrat Sufi Sahib’s (ra) entire life demonstrated the two things he always taught;
He initiated and oversaw many projects throughout his 52 years in the community. These Khidma projects of Ghamkol Sharif UK are established on the ethos of love, live and give.
LOVE: A firm faith with a selfless love, care and concern of Allah, His Messenger (peace be upon him) and His creation.
LIVE: A life of complete submission to Allah which always strives to love and honour His Messenger (peace be upon him) and a learning and application of the blessed Shari’ah.
GIVE: This is a fundamental element of Tasawuf. To give as one received. To humble oneself and strive in the service of Allah and His Messenger (peace be upon him). To indiscriminately work in fulfilling the needs of the creation.