Mosque Tours Clear Aussie Misconceptions

March 5, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Islam Online

Australian Muslims are opening one of their largest mosques on Saturday, March 6, to non-Muslims to dispel misconceptions and promote a better image of their faith.

“We're trying to assimilate and work with each other, and to try and get a better understanding of what Islam is really about,” Sheik Yahya Safi, the imam of the Lakemba Mosque, told Australia’s The Daily Telegraph Friday, March 5.

“This year we decided to go big to make the opportunity to show that we're tolerant.”

Opening doors from 10am to 5pm, visitors will go through guided tours in the mosque.

The Mosque Open Day will also feature discussions about the Islamic teachings and the Muslim minority.