Discover Islam at mosque open day

The Husaini Islamic Centre in Peterborough is holding its eighth annual mosque open day on Sunday, June 30.

The Open Day is a family event which will provide you with an opportunity to experience various exhibitions related to the Islamic faith.

The main feature of this Open Day will relate to two pivotal Eids (festivals) in the Islamic calendar which are celebrated after the Hajj (pilgrimage) and completion of the month of fasting (Ramadhan).

Embark on a journey to see what makes it so special for Muslims to visit a simple cube structure built of stone by Prophet Abraham and his son and learn about the purpose and symbolism of the month of fasting and the true reason for celebration at the end of it.

The Open Day commences at 2pm at the Islamic Centre in Burton Street, Peterborough, and will run until around 6pm.

A short presentation aired at regular intervals will depict not only the activities within the centre itself but also its contribution to the wider Peterborough community.

Refreshments and snacks will be readily available and an exclusive ‘Ask a Scholar’ event, hosted by renowned scholars, will provide you with a unique opportunity to participate in an interactive quiz and to ask any ‘burning’ questions you may have regarding the Islamic faith.

There will also be other displays and activities including a prayer demonstration and henna painting.