Mosque open for all

Mosque open for all

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Masjid Ibrahim spokesman Talha Patel and Imam Abu Bakar Amade will welcome the public into the mosque on Saturday. Photograph – Matt Devlin.
Masjid Ibrahim spokesman Talha Patel and Imam Abu Bakar Amade will welcome the public into the mosque on Saturday. Photograph – Matt Devlin.
Masjid Ibrahim Imams Shabir Moosa and Abu Bakar Amade will welcome the public into the mosque on Saturday. Photograph — Matt Devlin.
Masjid Ibrahim Imams Shabir Moosa and Abu Bakar Amade will welcome the public into the mosque on Saturday. Photograph — Matt Devlin.

A mosque in Southern River will open its doors to the public as part of national mosque open day on Saturday.

Masjid Ibrahim Imam Shabir Moosa said this was the second time the mosque would take part in the annual event, which aimed to break down misconceptions and stereotypes surrounding islam.

“There’s no big secret about what happens in a mosque so we want to open the doors and let people come and see, feel the peace, feel the tranquillity and see what the religion is really about,” he said.

“You cannot depend on third parties and secondary sources when you have the opportunity to get information from the primary source.”

He said the previous open day had been successful attracting between 300 and 500 people throughout the day.

“We were overwhelmed last year, we had a lot of people from different faiths attend and we’re expecting similar numbers this year,” he said.

Enjoy free face painting, balloon twisting, henna painting and a sausage sizzle.

It will include mosque tours and a Q&A session with prayers at 1pm.

The open day will run from 10am to 4pm at the Masjid Ibrahim, lot 1526 Leslie Street, Southern River.