Over 200 masjids take part in #VisitMyMosque

9/6/2022 12:41 AM

Over 200 masjids from across the country opened their doors to guests from the local community for this weekend's Visit My Mosque event, the largest masjid open day event in the UK.

During the pandemic, the event went digital but this year it returned in its physical form under the theme 'Welcome back, welcome in.

#VisitMyMosque was started by the Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) in 2015 to promote engagement between mosques and their diverse local communities.  

"#VisitMyMosque brings together the largest coordinated mosque open day in the country, a campaign facilitated by the MCB since 2015," said the MCB in a tweet.

"Mosques are a part of Britain’s vibrant and diverse landscape and this weekend captures the spirit of their role in wider society," it added.

Masjids from across the UK participated, including Shah Jahan Mosque in Woking, the first masjid built in the UK back in 1889.

As well as the open day, East London Mosque hosted an event with SOAS academic and translator of the Quran Professor Muhammad Abdel Haleem and also a Quran exhibition.  

"Our special Quran exhibition fascinated visitors as they could see manuscripts from the 12-19th centuries. The Mosque and Centre house Britain's first purpose-built Muslim archive," tweeted East London Mosque.

#VisitMyMosque images on social media