This year’s Visit My Mosque Day, will be taking place on Sunday 3rd March 2019. Over 12 mosques have registered to open their doors to the public as part of a national event organised by the Muslim Council of Britain.
Bradford Mosques across the District are hoping to get as many people from different backgrounds to come along to their local mosque and learn more about their neighbours and each other’s lives, in particular our common values for the care of the environment and respecting others irrespective of their faith, culture or background.
Visit My Mosque is a national initiative facilitated by the Muslim Council of Britain, the country’s largest Muslim umbrella body with over 500 affiliated national, regional and local organisations.
Coun Abdul Jabar, Bradford Council’s Executive Member for Neighbourhoods and Community Safety, said: “I hope many people will take this opportunity to visit participating mosques to experience the part they play in the lives of their fellow citizens.
“Although beliefs and cultures may differ, values of tolerance, fellowship and community are shared by everyone.
“By discovering the relationship people have with their mosque, non-Muslim visitors may be surprised to learn not what differences they have, but just how much they share in common with regular worshippers.”
Rifaqat Ali, Bradford’s Community Co-ordinator and Secretary of West Bowling Islamic Society said: “This Visit My Mosque day is an excellent opportunity for non-Muslim members of our Bradford Community to visit a Mosque close to them to have a guided tour, obtain information on the important role that mosques have within the Muslim faith and ask any questions that they may have in a relaxed environment over some refreshments.
“We received very positive feedback from all the visitors from last year’s event. I would encourage people to take this opportunity to visit a mosque in our District.”