Open day is success

Ecclesfield Comp at Mosque. Y8 pupils from the Ecclesfield Comprehensive school are shown around  the  Mosque at Heeley by Jhangir Ahmed. Jhangir explains the importance of Mecca to the Muslim.
Ecclesfield Comp at Mosque. Y8 pupils from the Ecclesfield Comprehensive school are shown around the Mosque at Heeley by Jhangir Ahmed. Jhangir explains the importance of Mecca to the Muslim.
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PuPILS and the public learned much more about Islam when Sheffield’s most prominent mosque held an open day.

Over 150 visitors were welcomed at the Sheffield Islamic Centre on Wolseley Road in Heeley as part of a National Interfaith Week.

Among the visitors were 50 students from Ecclesfield School who attended as part of their religious education studies. Madina Masjid Trust committee secretary Waheed Akhtar said the aim was to allow people to find out more about Islam and to counter the negative perceptions which some people had.

He said: “We invite people to pop in, there is no pressure and they can enjoy a tour of the building.

“We answer everyone’s questions about Islam both here in Sheffield and in the Uk and they usually find it most useful.

“People in the area see us from the outside but this is a chance to see what happens on the inside.”

The mosque has held a series of open days and in three years has welcomed more than 5,000 visitors.