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Non-Muslims React to #VisitMyMosque Events Across Britain

More than 90 mosques across Britain have been holding open days for people of all faiths. The #VisitMyMosque events facilitated by the Muslim Council of Britain is designed to help non-Muslims learn more about Islam and give Muslims the opportunity to “explain their faith beyond the hostile headlines”.


A map of some of the mosques who are taking part. Muslim Council of Britain

The events include exhibitions, talks, tours and of course tea and snacks!

Social media has been buzzing with people leaving feedback about their experiences using the hashtag #VisitMyMosque. Here are a few comments posted on Twitter by some of the visitors:

Alex thought his tour of the East London Mosque was ‘fascinating’

Chris found his first visit to a mosque ‘interesting and informative:

Isla thanked the Edinburgh Central Mosque for their ‘warm welcome’

The Al Manar Centre also gave visitors the opportunity to have their names written in Arabic calligraphy:

Alison was pleased to visit her local Mosque, the Aisha Masjid in Reading:

The London Central Mosque invited guests from different faiths:

Simon enjoyed the samosas at the Hyderi Centre in Streatham:

Patchy thanked the Newcastle Central Mosque and said she ‘met some amazing people’:

Lisa thought the initiative was a great way to ‘break down barriers:

Politicians including Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn also took part:

Conservative MP Rober Buckland tweeted describing the #VisitMyMosque event at the Manchester Road mosque in Swindon as a ‘success’

Here are some photos from some of the mosques which took part:

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Darul Ummah Mosque, London. Photo: @shabbir200

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Neeli Mosque, Rochdale. Photo: @cameramal

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Newcastle Central Mosque, Newcastle. Photo: @ncmosque

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West London Islamic Centre, London. Photo: @David_Millican

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Madina Masjid, Batley. Photo: @clrspandor

The five pillars of Islam were explained as part East London Mosque’s open day:

5 Pillars of Islam Explained During Mosque Open DayUstadh Shafiur Rahman explains the five pillars of Islam to non-Muslim visitors during East London Mosque’s #VisitMyMosque open day.Video courtesy of

Posted by IlmFeed on Sunday, 7 February 2016



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