Embracing Islamic faith in the community
Over 90 mosques across the UK welcomed people of all faiths in a bid to counter Islamophobia and the negative perceptions of Islam as well as answers questions that visitors had about the religion.
This event was organised by the Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) and offered tea and cakes, talks, videos, tours as well as demonstrations for visitors.
There are approximately 3 million Muslims in the U.K., making up for nearly 5 percent of the population.
Ali Haider, the president of Ahlubayt Islamic Society at City University London believes this is a step in the right direction, but more needs to. “These events, they bring the community closer together, so it makes them one body. It’s not enough but it’s definitely a step and they should do more initiatives because not everyone is free or comfortable to walk into a mosque.”