Muslim of Council of Britain welcomes the return of Visit My Mosque, the largest Mosque open day event in the UK
The Muslim of Council of Britain (MCB) welcomes the return of Visit My Mosque (VMM), the largest Mosque open day event in the UK
This weekend, on Saturday, 3rd and Sunday, 4th September, more than 200 Mosques will be opening their doors and inviting guests from local communities in. After going digital over the course of the pandemic, this year’s Visit My Mosque Day returns as a physical event. As such, this year’s theme is: ‘Welcome back, welcome in.’
Mosques are participating from across the UK, including: Shah Jahan Mosque in Woking, England – the first purpose-built Mosque in the UK – established in 1889, and the Highlands Central Mosque in Inverness, Scotland, the most northerly mainland Mosque in the country, for example.
Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain, Zara Mohammed said:
“Now in its seventh year, Visit My Mosque continues to see Mosques across the UK open their doors to local communities, providing a space in which conversation, understanding and friendship can develop, whilst also helping challenge misconceptions around Islam and Muslims.
“With such a diverse range of Mosques taking part, each with their own unique story, and history, I am confident this weekend will provide guests of all faiths and none with a fantastic opportunity to connect with local Muslim communities, and gain a deeper sense of who Muslims are, what their sacred spaces mean to them and the positive contributions of Muslim communities to British society.”