More than 250 mosques across the UK, from Inverness to Cornwall, will today be opening their doors to their neighbours of all faiths and no faith as part of the fifth annual Visit My Mosque Day. The national initiative, which was conceived in 2015 by the Muslim Council of Britain, builds upon decades of interfaith work between UK mosques and their local communities, creating a space for communities to come together and learn about each other’s lives, engage in discussion and break down stereotypes. Visitors to a mosque can expect guided tours, exhibitions, presentations, and the opportunity to have their pressing questions on Islam answered over a cup of tea and a slice of cake.
Moreover, to mark the fifth anniversary of the initiative, Visit My Mosque has partnered with Keep Britain Tidy, with street cleans being organised all over the country in the lead up to the open day. By going green, the initiative is aiming to unite communities around the shared value of environmental stewardship and the common goals of respecting, caring for and preserving the earth.
The Muslim Association of Britain is proud to support this initiative and would like to encourage all members of the community to participate and engage with their nearest mosque.
Thaqib Moosa, speaking on behalf of MAB stated: “We are hopeful that the initiative will build bridges of understanding and mutual respect, and most importantly, that it will stimulate conversations about how community groups can work together to tackle challenges and address the pertinent issues in our society today.”
Muslim Association of Britain
3rd March 2019
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