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#VisitMyMosque 2019

#VisitMyMosque 2019

Craven Arms Islamic Centre is taking part in the national #VisitMyMosque initiative and in the spirit of friendship and conversation we hope to give members of the local community an engaging insight into the life of the mosque and to promote greater understanding of Islam.

The event will be held on Sunday 3rd March 2019 from 12pm-5pm, but feel free to drop in at any time. We very much hope you will be able to attend.

Please do spread the word and we look forward to welcoming you with tea and pakoras.

Visit My Mosque day is a national initiative facilitated by the Muslim Council of Britain encouraging 200 mosques across the UK to hold open days to welcome in their neighbours from all faiths and none and building bridges across communities.

Whilst mosque open days in Britain have been taking place for decades, Visit My Mosque allows mosques to be a part of a nationwide event where mosques are able to open their door together on the same day.

The next #VisitMyMosque will be taking place on Sunday 3 March 2019.

Not in South Shropshire? Click here to find your nearest mosque!

When did it start?

Mosques in the UK have been holding open days for their local communities for decades.

As a national initiative, #VisitMyMosque was first conceived in February 2015 with about 20 mosques taking part in holding an open day on the same day. Due to popular demand the initiative has grown to over 200 mosques now taking part, with the Prime Minister, Leader of the Opposition and the Mayor of London all taking part by visiting their local mosques in 2018.

What can I expect when I visit my local mosque?

You will be welcomed by volunteers at a registration desk and directed to the function room where there will be some tea and pakoras. You will the be taken on guided tours of the building, where you will have a chance to see exhibitions and poster displays e.g. about Islam, or showcasing recent charity initiatives undertaken by the mosque.

Do Mosques have a dress code?

Like many places of worship, such as historic church sites in France or Italy, mosques we ask guests to respect the sacredness of the building by for example, asking men to wear long trousers or women to wear long skirts or a shawl.

For more information, please visit http://www.visitmymosque.org/