A Preston mosque opened its doors for its first open day on Saturday (17 March).Advertisement
Raza Mosque, which was purpose-built in the 1970s, held the event to help everyone spend time with the Muslim community in the city.
Waqas Ahmed from the mosque in Deepdale said: “The open day consisted of a talk outlining the principles of Muslims and a Q&A session.
“Attendees were able to hear the call to prayer (Azan) and then observe the early afternoon prayer.
“We were overjoyed with the response of the public and were really glad to host people of different faiths and backgrounds. It was a really enjoyable day and everyone had fun who partook in the open day as was seen in the feedback.”
The open day also included stalls such as face painting, crafts and food available for all attendees.
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The Mayor of Preston councillor Brian Rollo and Lancashire Police’s chief inspector Jon Clegg joined the event.