Mosque Open Day

The Jamia Masjid and Islamic Centre in Stoke Poges Lane opened its doors to people from all faiths and communities yesterday (Sunday, February 18), as part of the national Visit My Mosque initiative.
About 300 people attended the mosque, which put on presentations about the Islamic faith, offered free food, calligraphy, henna tattoos, children’s activities and more.
Volunteers were on hand to tour visitors around the mosque and answer their questions.
The day also aimed to dispel myths and misconceptions about Islam portrayed by certain parts of the media.
The event was part of the Visit My Mosque initiative which sees mosques open their doors to the wider public.
Guests included MP for Slough Tan Dhesi, members of Slough Borough Council, representatives from the town’s Christian, Sikh and Hindu communities and soldiers from Victoria Barracks in Windsor.
“One of our main objectives is to open our doors to people of all faiths and non-faith,” said open day volunteer Zubayr Abbas.
“We want to make it so our doors are open all the time.”
Visit www.visitmymosque.org for details on the Visit My Mosque initiative.

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In the summer of 1982, a Welsh Congregational Church was purchased and converted into a Mosque. This, however, was quickly outgrown and as a consequence of that, the old building was pulled down to make way for a new and improved version - the Mosque you see today. Construction began in 1999 and during this period, the Navel Club behind the site was purchased and used as a temporary building for daily prayers with Jummah (Friday congregation) being held in a hired hall. The completed Mosque was named the 'Jamia Masjid & Islamic Centre' (JMIC) and although it had been in use from the year 2000, the official opening was on the 18th of May 2001 by His Excellency, Abdullah Sultan Al-Dhahiri - Director General of "The Zayed Bin Sultan Al-Nahayan Charitable and Humanitarian Foundation".

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