Visit My Mosque Open Day 2018
Leeds Grand Mosque opened its doors to the public of all faiths and none to find out more about the Islam and Muslims. The aim was to attract people from all walks of life, young and old, black and white, male and female to the event so that they could learn about the true knowledge and values of Islam. The event also provided an ideal opportunity to engage with Muslims.
Dr Ihab Ibrahim, LGM Committee Chair, said:
“There is a real concern with the increasing number of hate crimes against Muslims and Islam in the UK and the open day provided an opportunity to understand the Islamic faith from our perspective. For most non-Muslims, the only Islamic education they receive is through the media alone. Putting on this event was a key priority for us in engaging with the wider public”
The event had an exhibition area, information stalls, refreshments, a talk on Islam and Muslims and a chance to observe the afternoon prayer in the mosque. The event was solely organised by volunteers and led by Rose Townsend, committee member at Leeds Grand Mosque.
"We had over 150 people from different backgrounds visiting the Leeds Grand Mosque. We had the opportunity to speak to many people and received positive feedback. It was a true celebration of the diversity in our communities " said Rose Townsend.
Anyone wishing to visit the Leeds Grand Mosque should contact us directly via the details below. Leeds Grand Mosque hopes and prays to continue to welcome visitors from near and far and continue to build positive bridges with all communities regardless of faith, nationality or gender.
Notes to editors:
1. For further information contact Leeds Grand Mosque on: firstname.lastname@example.org or Tel: (0113) 2468789
2. The LGM has a daily congregation of 200 people and on Friday prayers it attracts more than 1,200 worshippers. The mosque has visitors from schools and the public throughout the year.
The open attitude of the mosque and its people make a major contribution in fostering interfaith and intercultural understanding in the local community.