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Muslims Welcome Neighbors to British Columbia Mosques for First Time

VANCOUVER, British Columbia –Mosques across British Columbia opened their doors on Saturday, Feb 16, welcoming Muslim and non-Muslim people for the first province-wide Open Mosque Day, CBC reported. “We want to address misconceptions, but at the same time we want people to meet Muslims in a very human way,” said Adnan Akiel, program manager for Open …

'More Than Welcome Here': Minnesota Muslims Open Mosques to Host Neighbors

EAST GRAND FORKS, Minnesota – Two local mosques in Minnesota opened their doors this weekend to welcome neighbors and answer their questions on Islam and Muslims, Grand Forks Herald reported. “There are no right or wrong questions,” said Deka Ali, who works as a bilingual coordinator with East Grand Forks Public Schools and also helps …

Visit My Mosque: Preston Mosque to Open Doors in March

PRESTON – A local mosque in Preston, the UK, has announced plans to open its doors in March, welcoming people of the wider community to know more about Islam and Muslims, Lancashire Post reported. “Our mosque, City Mosque Preston, is taking part in the open day initiative and in the spirit of friendship and conversation …

British Columbia Mosques Plan to Open Doors in February

VANCOUVER, British Columbia – Mosques across Canada’s British Columbia have announced plans to open their doors in February, welcoming people of the wider community to know more about Islam and Muslims. “‘Open Mosque Days’ have become a great way of bridging the gap between Muslims and non-Muslims around the globe,” OpenMosqueBC reported. “For the first …

Ohio Mosques Open Doors to Public

COLUMBUS, Ohio – In the first such event in Ohio, mosques across the Midwestern American state opened their doors to the public on Sunday, December 16, reaching out to their neighbors to know more about their faith, NBC reported. “Hear about Muslims from Muslims,” said Ammar Ahmad Awan of Masjid Omar Ibn El-Khattab. “Sometimes you …

Dubai Hosts Weekly Free Mosque Tours to Teach About Islam

DUBAI — The Islamic Information Center (IIC) in Dubai, UAE has launched a free-for-all ‘mosque experience’ where people of all faiths are invited every Monday to visit Dubai’s most picturesque mosque, Masjid Mohammad Bin Ahmed Al Mulla, Khaleej Times reported on November 17. “Have you ever wondered what Muslims do at the mosque or what …

Open Day Draws Thousands of Visitors to 900 German Mosques

BERLIN – In light of the annual Open Mosque Day in Germany, thousands of non-Muslims were invited to visit mosques across the country on October 3 to encourage dialogue and help overcome misunderstandings about Islam. “This day gives an opportunity for more than 100,000 visitors to learn more about Islam and get into conversation with …

What Happened When Victoria Mosques Opened Their Doors?

VICTORIA – Representing a minority in the Australian population, Victoria Muslims opened their doors this month to welcome neighbors, offering them a chance to counter their fear of their neighbors. “Muslims are only 2.6 percent of the Australian population, which means the average Australian will not get to meet the average Australian Muslim,” Saara Sabbagh, …

Illinois Mosque Dispels Myths in "Open Hours"

LIBERTYVILLE – Libertyville residents will have an opportunity to learn about their Muslim neighbors, thanks to a series of ‘open hours’ event at the Islamic Foundation North in Libertyville, Illinois. “Our mosque which operates since 2004 hosts sessions on Sundays, once or twice a month, as part of the outreach effort,” Dr. Amin Nadeem, chairman …



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