More than 50 people attended the “Visit My Mosque Open Day” at the Salfia Centre in Dewsbury last Sunday – showing solidarity with Muslims in their neighbourhood.
The day invited people from all backgrounds to listen to Islam’s core message of peace.
The day included a tour of the mosque, the opportunity to observe the prayer live, and sharing Asian food and refreshments.
Throughout the day people explored the exhibitions and mingled with local Muslims – asking questions about their faith.
The Salfia Centre was one of 150 mosques across the UK opening up their doors as part of the Muslim Council of Britain’s annual “Visit my Mosque” initiative.
Kaushar Tai, one of the event organisers, said: “I am so pleased that so many people from our neighbourhood attended. The atmosphere was buzzing with people chatting to each other over a cup of tea and samosas. This is the way to create understanding, harmony and peace.”
MP Paula Sherif said: “I had a fascinating experience visiting the Salfia Mosque. I was struck by the warm and hospitable reception I received from when I walked through the door.”