MARKING VISIT MY MOSQUE DAY, FPM WELCOMES THE COMMUNITY INTO ITS FOLDS
- March 5, 2019
- Posted by: FPM
- Category: News
On Sunday 3rd March 2019, Finsbury Park Mosque along with more than 250 Mosques across the country opened its doors once again to its neighbours and members of the public to mark the national Visit My Mosque day; a brilliant initiative organised by the Muslim Council of Britain (MCB).
Throughout the day, FPM aimed to bring together all facets of the local community surrounding its premises emphasising the inseparable relationship between the two. Visitors were served a rich programme which included a tour of the Mosque and its facilities, an exhibition on aspects of Islam and the lives of Muslims, observing the congregational prayer, songs by the Mosque children, Arabic calligraphy, Henna, reading literature pertaining to Islam and the Muslim community and an open Q&A session.
Hundreds of people visited the Mosque including local MP the Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, MP for Hackney and the Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbot, Mayor of Islington, the leader of Islington Richard Watts, General secretary of the Trade Union Congress Frances O’Grady GLA Member Cllr Caroline Russell from the Green Party, the vice chairman of Islington Faiths Forum Merium Bhuiyan and many local Councillors and various Faith and Community leaders.
Stalls were held by those providing invaluable services to the community including Islington Arsenal FC and our sponsor Muslim Aid charity organisation.
Mosque Chairman, Mohammed Kozbar said: “This event demonstrated and reiterated the crucial standing of the Mosque at the very heart of the local community. It also celebrated the ever-growing unity of the people of Islington against all attempts to sow the seeds of division and hatred.
The event is planned to continue throughout today with 4 local schools visiting the Mosque.