The National Mosque Open Day was held all across Australia on Saturday 27 October 2018.
It provided an opportunity for Australians from all backgrounds and walks of life and of different faiths and no faith to know about Islam and engage with Muslims in a respectful, family friendly environment.
Various mosques in different states of Australia organised a variety of displays, programs, festivities and feasts in order to welcome fellow Australians in their house of worship and community centres.
Many Australians found the mosques a welcome place and made comments on their most positive experience.
Ella Haddad MP Labor Member for Denison said:
“I had a delightful afternoon today at the Hobart Mosque, including a lovely chat with Louise and her family. The Mosque was taking part in the National Mosque Open Day which happens on this day all around Australia, welcoming community into mosques. Thanks for having me!”
Katrine Hildyard MP Labor Member of Parliament for Reynell said:
“Thank you to everyone at the Islamic Arabic Centre and Al Khalil Mosque for welcoming Emily Gore – Labor for Senate, many community members and I during yesterday’s National Mosque Open Day – Adelaide and thank you for all that you do build a stronger, kinder, more connected South Australia.
Thank you also to Nasir Hussain and all from PACSA – Pakistani Australian Connections of South Australia for again looking after us and for your incredibly positive energy and love for our community!
Excellent to see Port Power stars Alipate Carlile and Emmanuel Irra and to see what they are doing to bring our community together through footy.”
The Muslim Women’s Association of SA had the opportunity to be involved with National Mosque Open Day 2018 at Masjid Al Khalil.
Attractions included a children’s jumping castle, face painting and a Henna stall, which added an exciting showground feel.
There was a program of speakers on different topics ranging from Women in Islam and Sharia Law to Islam in Australia. The speakers were available as a panel to answer questions from guests both in the morning and afternoon programs.