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I Went to a Mosque… Look What I Saw!

Open Mosque Day is a relatively new initiative Muslims in the West are offering non-Muslim co-citizens to get to know about Muslims and Islam first hand.

Did you know for example that there are over 2,500 mosques in the United States?

Did you know that anyone including those who are not Muslim, can tour their local mosque anytime!

877-Why-Islam presents a visit to an American mosque.

Throughout Islamic history, the mosque was the center of the community and towns formed around this pivotal building.

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In the West mosques are integral parts of Islamic centers that also contain teaching and community facilities.

Mosques come in all shapes and sizes; they differ from region to region based on the density of the Muslim population in a certain area. There are never any images of life or statues in mosques.

In an ongoing effort to dispel misconceptions about Islam, this video present the experience of the Islamic Institute of Orange County to introduce visitors to their mosque.

Visitors included students, senior citizens and people of different faiths who wanted to meet a Muslim and get to know what Muslims do in a mosque, how they worship God, and other aspects about Islam to answer their questions and clear misconceptions.

If you are interested to have a look at a glimpse of this Open Mosque Day, don’t miss this 5 minute video.