8 February 2016
Thousands of Britons were welcomed into over 80 mosques across the country on Sunday 7 February, as part of the second annual ‘Visit My Mosque’ Day.
Mosques across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland invited in neighbours to share tea and refreshments, alongside an insight into the day-to-day goings on of a busy Muslim centre of worship.
#VisitMyMosque Day was facilitated by the Muslim Council of Britain (MCB), to provide a platform for Muslims to reach out to fellow Britons and explain their faith and community beyond the hostile headlines.
Speaking at the nationwide launch yesterday at London Central Mosque, Dr Shuja Shafi, MCB Secretary General said, “We were struck how this initiative resonated so well with the British public last year. We found that there was a huge demand for this so decided to facilitate the event again this year, and we are pleased to have over 80 ...
The Sisters section at Finsbury Park Mosque organised a session on how we can save
the climate by saving energy and money. They invited SPIRIT, the organisation which
give training to members of the community to become an Energy Saving Champion on
reducing their energy use. The session discussed including
- Free energy & water saving advice
- Advice on switching energy tariffs
- Installation of free water-saving devices and an energy monitor
- Signposting to further support available for debt relief, repairs & other local
- Training in delivering energy efficiency advice
We are glad to announce that our seventh annual neighbourhood open day will be taking place on Sunday 7th February 2016 from 12 -6pm where we expect around 500 people from our local community to attend, and we would like to invite you all to join us in this special day.
Our 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 and to build bridges between faiths and communities.
Last year, we had a fantastic event when groups, families and individuals visited our centre and enjoyed our exhibition, films and tour in the mosque as well as henna and graffiti (name written in Arabic style) and we expected this to happen again this year with more attractive functions to take place.
Finsbury Park Mosque in partnership with the European Observatory of Arabic Language organised a very successful training course titled "The successful & outstanding teacher & the difficulties of oral expression when teaching Arabic language". More than 110 teachers across London attended the course on Tuesday 15th December 2015 and certificates were distributed to all participants.
We are grateful to our friends who attended the event of solidarity with Finsbury
Park Mosque and the Muslim community on Friday 4th December, few hundred people
gathered tonight to say no to racism and Islamophobia. All communities today showed
unity and determination to work together more toward community cohesion and harmony.
We have great speakers including:
Jeremy Corbyn, The Labour Leader
Catherine West MP
Mohammed Kozbar, Chairman of Finsbury Park Mosque
Andy Hall, Islington Cllr
Cllr Caroline Russell, Green Party
Jennifer Potter, Chairman of Islington Faith Forum
Revd Jonathan Brewster, Christ Church Highbury
Talha Ahmed, Muslim Council of Britain
Lindsey German, Stop the War
Sabby Dhalu, Stand Up to Racism
David Rosenberg, Jewish Socialists Group
Kate Hudson، CND
Khalid Omar, secretary trustee of Finsbury Park Mosque
Kevin Courtney, National Union of Teachers
John Rees, Broadcaster
Weyman Bannett, United Against Fascism
To listen to the speeches please click to the linkhttps://youtu.be/tK-4sJv3kSI
A visit from the Consul General of the Turkish embassy Dr Emirhan Yorulmazlar and the Counselor for Religious Affairs Mahmut Ozdemir in solidarity and support of Finsbury Park Mosque, they met with the chairman of the Mosque Mohammed Kozbar, Imam Chokri Majouli and the secretary Khalid Omar who explained the mosque involvement with the community.
Read the Mosque chairman article on the Islamophobic attack on the Finsbury Park Mosque
The attack CCTV footage last Friday
Leader of the Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn MP, Catherine West MP, David Lammy MP and Richard Watts, Islington Council leader visited Finsbury Park Mosque (FPM) yesterday to meet Mosque trustees and leaders from the Muslim community who hailed from different cities across the UK. They all converged at the Mosque to offer support and solidarity following an arson attack on the Mosque on Friday 27th November 2015 at 8.25pm
The horrific Islamophobic attack shocked the Mosque congregation and the local community. The visit by the Labour leader, for the second time in a month, and others was an opportunity to discuss measures to stop such incidents in the future.
Mr Corbyn and colleagues declared in unison that "there could be no justification for such crimes in our society and that the full force of the law should be brought to bare on the perpetrators". Mr Corbyn added that the police had assured ...
On Friday 27th November after Isha time, someone tried to burn the Mosque by throwing a Molotov bottle. Alhamdulillah it did not explode and no one got hurt and no damage was done. We contacted the police this morning and they have sealed the Mosque and are investigating the incident. We have expressed our deepest concerns to the police and hope they will take this attack very seriously. We hope they find out who is behind this grave incident and catch the perpetrators. We would like to assure our community in Islington that such crime has no place within our society and we are determined more than ever to promote community cohesion and harmony.