Published Tuesday 26 February 2019 at 12:16
People are invited to see inside three Blackburn mosques for the annual Visit My Mosque day, which this year takes place on Sunday 3 March.
Once again, mosques in the borough will welcome in visitors from across communities to learn about the Muslim faith, as part of the national initiative organised by the Muslim Council of Great Britain.
Noreen Hamid is a local co-ordinator for the Visit My Mosque initiative. She said:
Visit My Mosque takes place every year. With the aim of helping build bridges between different communities, the visits give people the chance to see what happens inside a mosque – as well as worship, there are lots of charity fundraising activities that go on. People can talk to Imams and female scholars to ask questions about the Muslim faith to gain a better understanding.
Visitors will have the chance to take guided tours of the three mosques, as well as engaging in question and answer sessions about the Muslim faith. Refreshments will also be served.
The three mosques opening their doors to visitors on Sunday 3 March are:
Jamia Ghosia Mosque on Chester Street
Open between 11am and 3pm
Masjid E Anisul Islam Mosque on Troy Street
Open between 11am and 1.30pm
Darussalam Education Centre on Whalley New Road
Open between 11am and 6pm
Councillor Mohammed Khan, Leader of Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council, commented:
Events such as this provide the perfect opportunity for our communities to understand one another’s culture and faith better, and for myths to be dispelled. I would encourage anyone who has never seen inside a mosque before to take this opportunity to go along to one of these three on Visit My Mosque day this year. I’m sure they will receive a very warm welcome and learn something new.
For more information about the open days on Sunday 3 March, call Faz Patel on 07759 116340 or Noreen Hamid on 07903 026476.