What is Visit My Mosque day?
#VisitMyMosque day is a national initiative facilitated by the Muslim Council of Britain (MCB), where over 100 mosques across the UK are holding open days to welcome in their neighbours from all faiths and none. Thousands of Britons will have the opportunity to see the true face of Islam and Muslims in the UK.
The next #VisitMyMosque day is planned for Sunday 5 February 2017.
What are the aims?
Visit My Mosque day aims to
- Encourage all mosques in Britain to hold an open day at least once per year
- Foster better community relations and community cohesion for the good of society as a whole
- Work for a more enlightened appreciation of Islam and Muslims in the wider society
- Work to reduce misconceptions about Islam and Muslims in Britain.
- Celebrate the vast array of charitable, outreach and social action projects performed by mosques in Britain.
When did it start?
#VisitMyMosque was first conceived in February 2015 with about 20 mosques taking part.
Answering to popular demand, it ran again in February 2016, this time expanding to over 80 mosques, including those in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland taking part. This year also saw increased press coverage in national and regional media, as well as social media via #VisitMyMosque
Now in its third year, #VisitMyMosque 2017 is planned to continue as an annual initiative attracting more mosques and visitors each year and shining a spotlight on how mosques help their local community.
For a full list of Frequently Asked Questions, visit the FAQ page.
#VisitMyMosque is facilitated by The Muslim Council of Britain (www.mcb.org.uk). MCB is a representative Muslim umbrella organization with over 500 affiliated national, regional and local organisations, mosques, charities and schools. It is an independent and non-sectarian body working for the common good without interfering in, displacing or isolating any existing work in the community, and encouraging individual Muslims and Muslim organisations to play a full and participatory role in public life.
This website was kindly sponsored by Muslim Aid