Halesowen mosque invites community to open day

A HALESOWEN mosque is holding an open day.

The Baitul Ghafoor Mosque, on Long Lane, will be giving guided tours between 1pm and 6pm on Saturday (April 30).

There will be an exhibition for people to find out more about Islam, its origins, practices and how it is interpreted by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community.

The resident Imam will be on hand to answer questions and the tour will give people information on the mosque’s role in the wider community and what activities take place inside it.

“It provides a place of worship, as well as a hub for the wider society.

“Lately though, the true image of a mosque has been greatly tarnished worldwide by some individuals using a house of worship in a way totally opposite to the true Islamic teachings, and serving as a source to divide people, rather than bring them together.

“The only way to remove this perceived image is to invite our fellow citizens to come and experience the true purpose of a mosque in person.”

Refreshments will also be provided, while literature and books will be available to take away.