East London Mosque holds open weekend

The East London Mosque opened its doors to the public at the weekend to allow non-Muslims to gain an insight into Islam.

The Mosque, and neighbouring London Muslim Centre, is home to one of the largest Muslim congregations in Europe.

Organised by the Islam Awareness Project, the open weekend aimed to offer an insight into how a Mosque functions, including through a viewing of live prayer gatherings.

Speaking before the event, East London Mosque’s executive director Dilowar Khan said: “We have an open door policy for guests and visitors from all religions and backgrounds, and want people to find out about Islam.

“Even if they want to ask us about common misconceptions, we are happy to talk about them”, he added.