A record number of Britons show solidarity with Muslims on largest ever #VisitMyMosque day

Mosques in the UK are opening their doors to all

Mosques in the UK are opening their doors to all

Over 150 mosques across Britain opened their doors on the 5th of February for the third annual Visit My Mosque Day. With dozens, if not hundreds, reported to have attended each mosque, this could well be one of the largest attended open mosque day campaigns in the world. 

#VisitMyMosque Day, facilitated by the Muslim Council of Britain (MCB), provides a platform for Muslims to reach out to fellow Britons and explain their faith and community beyond the headlines.

Speaking at the national launch event in Khizra Mosque, Manchester, Muslim Council of Britain Secretary General Harun Khan, said, “We hope that Visit My Mosque Day will become a great British institution, as so many British Muslims opened the doors to their mosques and their hearts. We were also moved by the record numbers who came in solidarity with Muslims in the face of the hostile atmosphere they find themselves in.”

“Now more than ever, we need initiatives like #VisitMyMosque as antidotes to the poisonous atmosphere of fear and distrust rippling through society in the wake of recent events.”

Here are the best Tweets from this excellent event: