Mosques across Luton were filled with visitors on Sunday as part of Visit My Mosque day. Across the town, four mosques laid on food, presentations, tours and exhibitions for the guests who had travelled from neighbouring towns and villages. The programmes included opportunities to listen to the Qur’an being recited by local children, witness the daily prayers and take away free literature and resources supplied by the Discover Islam centre.

Key figures from across the region also took part in visiting a Mosque today including councillors, faith leaders, the Mayor and Bedfordshire’s High Sheriff.

Mosque visitor, Linzi James, remarked that she “… felt extremely welcomed. I feel much more positive about visiting a Mosque. I was very nervous before I arrived”.

The events were organised and managed by volunteers at Bury Park Jame Masjid, Madinah Masjid UKIM, Hockwell Ring Masjid and Leagrave Hall Masjid.

Chairperson of Bury Park Mosque, Abul Hussain, said ‘The Visit My Mosque open day was an excellent opportunity to build a better understanding about the Muslim community and start conversations that will foster stronger relationships with neighbours and friends from all backgrounds that visited us”.