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Visit MY Mosque Day!


Islamic Foundation’s Visit My Mosque Day


On Sunday, 5th February 2017, The Islamic Foundation in Leicestershire will be

opening its doors and inviting local residents of all faiths and none to explore the

work and history of the organisation as well as the beliefs and practice of those

who work and use the Markfield Mosque services there.

The organisers aim to assist visitors towards becoming familiar and comfortable

with Islam, a religion often associated in the press with a minority radical

element. In the spirit of dialogue and friendship, volunteers from the centre are

once again taking part in the Muslim Council of Britain’s Visit My Mosque

initiative. The day will feature brief visual presentations, informal discussion on

aspects of Islam of interest to the visitors, a visit to the Library and the Prayer

facility, Markfield Mosque, where there will be an opportunity to observe

prayer at 1pm, 3pm and 4.45pm. We hope to receive guests from the local

community and surrounding areas as well as representatives from religious

groups, the local police force, schools and community groups. We sincerely hope

that this initiative will serve to further understanding and respect between

communities and as an opportunity to clarify some of the misconceptions about

Islam and Muslims that are often portrayed in the media. 

The Islamic Foundation was established in 1973 as a unique and pioneering

institution specialising in the fields of research, education and publication. Since

its inception, the Islamic Foundation has built bridges between the Muslim

community and the rest of society via a broad range of projects.

You are invited to join us and enjoy some tea or coffee while hearing more about

the work we do and what goes into running a forward thinking religious

organisation in 2017:

Sunday, 5th February, 2017

11am – 5pm Reception at the MIHE Cafeteria (all will be signposted on the day)

Ratby lane, Markfield, Leicestershire, LE67 9SY

Contact: info@islamic-foundation.org.uk OR Sameeha on 07877229864

More information about the nationwide #VisitMyMosque initiative can be found

at: http://www.mcb.org.uk/visitmymosque/

Notes to editors:

1. Read more about the Islamic Foundation at www.islamic-foundation.org.uk 

2. VisitMyMosque Day is a national event started in February 2015, where

mosques across the UK hold open days, welcoming in their local neighbours in

the spirit of friendship, and sharing tea and cakes alongside an insight into the

day-to- day goings on of a busy Islamic centre of worship.

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