28th January 2016
On 7 February 2016, over 80 British mosques around the country will be participating in the second annual ‘Visit My Mosque’ Day.
Mosques across the UK will be sharing tea and refreshments alongside an insight into the day-to-day goings on of a busy Muslim centre of worship.
#VisitMyMosque Day aims to provide a platform for Muslims to reach out to fellow Britons and explain their faith and community beyond the hostile headlines.
Local mosques will also be inviting inter-faith leaders as well, and all will be asked to come together to demonstrate unity and solidarity during what has been a tense time for faith communities.
Mosques from all four countries of the UK, England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are involved, and in major cities of the country. There are over 80 mosques and growing taking part – more than triple the numbers of mosques that took part last year.
The growing number of mosques participating this year can be found online at: www.mcb.org.uk/visitmymosque
The list represents the diversity in Islamic traditions, with mosques from a wide variety of Islamic schools of thought and traditions taking part, including some of the country’s largest mosques seasoned in doing outreach activities, as well as smaller mosques holding open days for the first time.
Men, women and children of all ages are welcome.
Anyone in the UK can use the MCB website to search for their nearest mosque taking part in holding an open day on Sunday 7 February.
Notes to Editors:
- The Muslim Council of Britain is the UK’s largest Muslim umbrella body with over 500 affiliated national, regional and local organisations, mosques, charities and schools.
- #VisitMyMosque Day is a national initiative facilitated by the Muslim Council of Britain. Some 80 mosques and counting will be participating this year, more than triple the number of mosques that took part last year.
- Participating mosques in the 2016 Visit My Mosque Day can be found at www.mcb.org.uk/visitmymosque
Members of the public can search for their nearest mosque by entering their postcode
- Participating institutions include the oldest mosques in the country, such as the Woking Mosque and the Abdullah Quilliam Mosque in Liverpool, as well as the largest such as the Islamic Cultural Centre in London, the East London Mosque and the Birmingham Central Mosque.
- Launch events will be taking place in London, Leeds, Cardiff and Glasgow:
The Islamic Cultural Centre, 146 Park Road, London, NW8 7RG
1-5pm (1.00-2.15pm is Main Event)
Leeds Grand Mosque, 9 Woodsley Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS6 1SN
Darul Isra, Wyvernne Road, Cardiff, CF24 4BG
11am – 5.30pm
Al-Furqan Mosque, 17 Carrington Street, Glasgow, G4 9AJ
- If there is a mosque or a region you would like to cover, please contact the MCB Media office [email protected]uk
For further information please contact:
The Muslim Council of Britain
PO Box 57330
Tel: 0845 26 26 786
Fax: 0207 247 7079