Today (March 3), National Visit My Mosque Day, North Watford Mosque held an open day, inviting local residents of all faiths and none to explore the architecture and history of the building and the beliefs and practice of those who worship there.
One of the organisers, Councillor Asif Khan said: “The aim was to make local people more familiar with the Muslim community in Watford and open the mosque to wider society. In the spirit of dialogue and friendship, volunteers from the mosque were working with the wider community to organise the event.”
The day featured tours, tea, coffee, cake and samosas, children also attended and it was a chance to observe prayer in the mosque. Councillors from all parties, representatives from different religious groups, the local police force, schools and community groups attended the event.
Cllr Asif Khan continued: “I hope the event showed that the mosque plays a positive part in Watford including the valuable community work it does as well as the rich spiritual life which it hosts week in, week out.”