Norwich mosque opens its doors to the public

An open day at the East Anglian Bangladeshi Islamic CentreByline: Sonya DuncanCopyright: Archant 201

An open day at the East Anglian Bangladeshi Islamic CentreByline: Sonya DuncanCopyright: Archant 2018 - Credit: Sonya Duncan

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

An open day at the East Anglian Bangladeshi Islamic CentreByline: Sonya DuncanCopyright: Archant 201

An open day at the East Anglian Bangladeshi Islamic CentreByline: Sonya DuncanCopyright: Archant 2018 - Credit: Sonya Duncan

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 CentreByline: Sonya DuncanCopyright: Archant 201

An open day at the East Anglian Bangladeshi Islamic CentreByline: Sonya DuncanCopyright: Archant 2018 - Credit: Sonya Duncan

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 CentreByline: Sonya DuncanCopyright: Archant 201

An open day at the East Anglian Bangladeshi Islamic CentreByline: Sonya DuncanCopyright: Archant 2018 - Credit: Sonya Duncan

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 CentreByline: Sonya DuncanCopyright: Archant 201

An open day at the East Anglian Bangladeshi Islamic CentreByline: Sonya DuncanCopyright: Archant 2018 - Credit: Sonya Duncan

'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 CentreByline: Sonya DuncanCopyright: Archant 201

An open day at the East Anglian Bangladeshi Islamic CentreByline: Sonya DuncanCopyright: Archant 2018 - Credit: Sonya Duncan


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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 CentreByline: Sonya DuncanCopyright: Archant 201

An open day at the East Anglian Bangladeshi Islamic CentreByline: Sonya DuncanCopyright: Archant 2018 - Credit: Sonya Duncan

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.'

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An open day at the East Anglian Bangladeshi Islamic CentreByline: Sonya DuncanCopyright: Archant 2018 - Credit: Sonya Duncan

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