Norwich mosque opens its doors to the public
- Credit: Sonya Duncan
The true message of Islam was explored and discussed at a mosque open day.
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.
Organised by the Muslim Council of Britain, the national event sees 200 mosques open to the public.
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.
'Islam is fairly new in this country and some people don't know much about it.'
He added that Visit My Mosque was good for community relations and said Norwich welcomed the Islamic faith.
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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