London: The third annual ‘Visit My Mosque’ Day is organized on Sunday, February 5; where thousands of British, Muslim and non-Muslim have an opportunity to come together and the visitors are encouraged to ask questions that they may have about Muslims or the general faith of Islam.
Over 150 mosques will be participating this year across the UK. The main aim of this day is to move beyond negative media headlines and explore the impact the Muslim community has on British life.
Visit My Mosque Day has just come after President Trump signs the executive order targeting refugees and migrants from seven Muslim countries which have stoked tensions across the world.
“As the world recoils at President Trump’s so-called ‘Muslim Ban’ and now the mass killing at a mosque in Canada, #VisitMyMosque is a much-needed antidote to the poisonous atmosphere we find ourselves in,” said Harun Khan, Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain.
“This Sunday 5 February, the British public, Muslim and non-Muslim have an opportunity to come together and renew bonds of friendship,” he added.
Ishtiaq Ahmed, a spokesperson for the Bradford Council for Mosques, said “I think its important that in Bradford, people who are particularly not Muslims have a good understanding of what goes on within mosques.
Mosques are places of worship and places for education and therefore I think people need to go in, see whats happening and find out how mosques can be helpful and supportive of building bridges with different faiths.”