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Norwich mosque opens its doors to the public

PUBLISHED: 15:54 18 February 2018 | UPDATED: 09:55 19 February 2018

An open day at the East Anglian Bangladeshi Islamic Centre
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archant 2018

An open day at the East Anglian Bangladeshi Islamic Centre Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2018

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The true message of Islam was explored and discussed at a mosque open day.

An open day at the East Anglian Bangladeshi Islamic Centre
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archant 2018An open day at the East Anglian Bangladeshi Islamic Centre Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2018

Members of the East Anglian Bangladeshi Mosque and Community Centre on Rose Lane spoke with different members of the community from the religious to non-religious as part of the Visit My Mosque event on Sunday February 18.

An open day at the East Anglian Bangladeshi Islamic Centre
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archant 2018An open day at the East Anglian Bangladeshi Islamic Centre Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2018

Organised by the Muslim Council of Britain, the national event sees 200 mosques open to the public.

An open day at the East Anglian Bangladeshi Islamic Centre
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archant 2018An open day at the East Anglian Bangladeshi Islamic Centre Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2018

Sirajul Islam, East Anglian Bangladeshi Mosque and Community Centre secretary, said: “Visit My Mosque is to breakdown the misconceptions of Islam. It has been a good day. People are very responsive.

An open day at the East Anglian Bangladeshi Islamic Centre
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archant 2018An open day at the East Anglian Bangladeshi Islamic Centre Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2018

“Islam is fairly new in this country and some people don’t know much about it.”

An open day at the East Anglian Bangladeshi Islamic Centre
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archant 2018An open day at the East Anglian Bangladeshi Islamic Centre Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2018

He added that Visit My Mosque was good for community relations and said Norwich welcomed the Islamic faith.

An open day at the East Anglian Bangladeshi Islamic Centre
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archant 2018An open day at the East Anglian Bangladeshi Islamic Centre Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2018

Owen Gallagher, 48, from Thorpe Road in Norwich, who works in finance, said: “I want to see what Islam is all about. There are a lot of incorrect perceptions of Islam.”

An open day at the East Anglian Bangladeshi Islamic Centre
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archant 2018An open day at the East Anglian Bangladeshi Islamic Centre Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2018

An open day at the East Anglian Bangladeshi Islamic Centre
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archant 2018An open day at the East Anglian Bangladeshi Islamic Centre Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2018

An open day at the East Anglian Bangladeshi Islamic Centre
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archant 2018An open day at the East Anglian Bangladeshi Islamic Centre Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2018

An open day at the East Anglian Bangladeshi Islamic Centre
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archant 2018An open day at the East Anglian Bangladeshi Islamic Centre Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2018

An open day at the East Anglian Bangladeshi Islamic Centre
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archant 2018An open day at the East Anglian Bangladeshi Islamic Centre Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2018

An open day at the East Anglian Bangladeshi Islamic Centre
Gisele Walker, Sheriff David Walker and Lord Mayor David Fullman with mosque secretary Sirajul Islam
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archant 2018An open day at the East Anglian Bangladeshi Islamic Centre Gisele Walker, Sheriff David Walker and Lord Mayor David Fullman with mosque secretary Sirajul Islam Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2018

An open day at the East Anglian Bangladeshi Islamic Centre. 
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archant 2018An open day at the East Anglian Bangladeshi Islamic Centre. Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2018

An open day at the East Anglian Bangladeshi Islamic Centre
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archant 2018An open day at the East Anglian Bangladeshi Islamic Centre Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2018

An open day at the East Anglian Bangladeshi Islamic Centre
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archant 2018An open day at the East Anglian Bangladeshi Islamic Centre Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2018

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