Cambridge Eco-Mosque Opens Doors to Visitors

Europe’s first eco-mosque in Cambridge is set to open doors to neighbors and visitors on Saturday, December 7, offering them a unique opportunity to know more about Islam.

“Join us at Cambridge Central Mosque’s Community Open Day! Program includes: Guided Tours, Arts & Crafts, Islamic Science Exhibition, Bazaars, Children’s Activities,” the mosque wrote in a tweet.

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The tour will include a walk through trees, flower beds and a fountain, reminiscent of the great Islamic gardens. Also a tour of the portico, atrium, teaching room, cafeteria and the special facilities for mothers and children.

Visitors will be offered a guided explanation of the ablution areas, prayer hall and the daily rituals performed.

Moreover, a bazaar and children’s activities will be offered on site.

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Green Mosque

The UK’s first green mosque opened for the first time to worshippers last April.

The mosque is designed to be naturally lit throughout the day and naturally ventilated, even at peak occupancy, while using a combination of green technologies, including rainwater harvesting, air-source heat pumps, and photovoltaics to minimize its carbon footprint.

Late last month, the mosque won a national award for its design and contribution to the community

Estimates in 2009 put the population of Muslims in the UK at around 2.4 million. According to the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life, the number of Muslims in Britain could now be around 3 million.

Opening Doors

Muslims across the world usually open mosque doors to guests to enable them to have a glimpse of the Islamic faith.

For example, Visit My Mosque Day is held annually in a number of countries including Australia, the United Kingdom, Norway, and France.

About 250 mosques participated in this year’s event held in February, seeing growth from 200 mosques in 2018, and 150 mosques in 2017.