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A Round-Up of Visit My Mosque Day 2018

On Sunday 18th February 2018 over 200 mosques around Britain opened up their doors to their neighbours. Hundreds if not thousands of people from all faiths and none visited their local mosque to learn more about the Muslim community and the Islamic faith. For some, it was their first visit to a mosque.

Volunteers worked tirelessly to ensure visitors had a hospitable experience.

Mosques set up displays about the teachings of Islam:

Others delivered presentations and held Q&A’s for visitors:

Treats and refreshments were made available throughout the day ?:

The feedback was all-round positive with many taking to Twitter in order to share their experiences. The #VisitMyMosque hashtag was even trending in the UK.

Katja said that she had ‘learned a lot’ after visiting Canterbury Mosque:

Gareth Evans said he had an ‘amazing educational experience’:

Michelle talked about learning about the similarities between her faith and Islam:

Darren enjoyed the opportunity to see the prayers in practice…

…and he loved the food too ?

Abi gave it a ‘big thumbs up’ ?

Politicians including MP’s, the Mayor of London, the leader of the opposition Jeremy Corbyn and Prime Minister Theresa May also visited their local mosques:

A big well done to everyone who helped make Visit My Mosque 2018 successful. Hopefully it will be a means of greater understanding between communities.

Written by Rafiq ibn Jubair

Rafiq ibn Jubair is the founder and Director of IlmFeed. He is a graphic designer and digital marketing specialist by profession. Rafiq is also a graduate of the Islamic Sciences and has Ijazas (formal authorisation) in Hadith, Tafsir and Fiqh amongst other subjects.

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