Facilitated by the Muslim Council of Britain (MCB), more than 80 mosques will participate in the “Visit my Mosque” day on February 7 in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
“It’s an opportunity for Muslims in the UK to put themselves out there and reach out to their local neighbours,” an MCB spokesman told Al Jazeera.
“The day will allow for people to meet face-to-face, get to know each other and tackle misconceptions.”
Visitors of all faiths and none can visit one of the participating mosques, where they will be welcomed to ask questions, go on guided tours and have tea and snacks with volunteers and those who run the place of worship.
There are at least 2.7 million Muslims in Britain, or less than five percent of the 64 million-strong population.—Agencies