Residents of all faiths in Lincoln are being invited by the Islamic Association of Lincoln to the city’s mosque for an annual open day.
As part of a national initiative, the doors of the mosque on Orchard Street will be open to all between 10am and 4pm on Sunday, February 5.
Tanweer Ahmed, Chairman and Trustee of the Islamic Association of Lincoln, said: “This year, once again, Lincoln mosque is taking part in the national #VisitMyMosque initiative and in the spirit of friendship and conversation we hope to give members of the local community an engaging insight into the life of the mosque and to promote greater understanding of Islam.
“We anticipate welcoming local people from all walks of life to visit the mosque and meet with its diverse Muslim congregation.
“Lincoln Mosque will be opening its doors and inviting local residents of all faiths and none to explore the architecture and history of the building and the beliefs and practice of those who worship there.
“The open attitude of the mosque and its people make a major contribution in fostering interfaith and intercultural understanding in the local community.”
The Lincoln mosque has a daily congregation of about 20 people and on Friday prayers it attracts around 200 worshippers.