The Central Jamia Mosque Ghamkol Sharif is affiliated to the Darbar-i-Alia Ghamkol Sharif which is a Sufi centre situated outside of the town of Kohat in the North West Frontier Province of Pakistan.
The Mosque was built under the supervision and guidance of Hazrat Sufi Mohammed Abdullah Khan Sahib, who is a Khalifa (spiritual representative) of Hazrat Khwaja Zindapir Sahib (ra), a Sufi saint who was the founder of the Darbar-i-Alia Ghamkol Sharif.
The aim of the members of the Mosque is to spread the teachings and practices of classical Sufi Islam – the heart of its philosophy is service to Allah (subhanahu wa ta’ala) and humanity. The Sufis advocate peace and goodwill to all of society and are committed to peaceful coexistence, through love, faith and tolerance. The Mosque houses a number of community projects which aim to improve the quality of life and well-being of the community. The Mosque is open to all visitors, regardless of their faith and beliefs, throughout the year whether it’s to find more out about the Mosque and its services, or to discover more about the teachings and practices of the Islamic faith.
“A Friend of Allah should have affection like the sun, generosity like a river and hospitality like the earth” (Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti of Ajmer Sharif, India).