Hampshire Mosque to hold “Open Mosque Day”
Invitation to Attend
451 Russell St., Hadley, Ma
Hampshire County’s first mosque will be holding an Open Mosque Day on Sunday,
April 28 from 2:00 – 5:00pm.
Community members of all ages and backgrounds are invited to attend this free public event, which is designed to offer an opportunity for non-Muslims to come meet their Muslim neighbors, and to visit and learn more about the newly opened mosque in Hadley.
Attendees will have a chance to tour the mosque, learn more about the activities that take place there, ask questions, and meet with members of the Muslim community.
Musa Simon, a member of the Hampshire Mosque Board of Directors, explains the motivation for this event as “a simple way for us to build bridges of understanding and mutual respect with our fellow community members, and to embody the guidance of Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, who taught us: ‘By Allah, none of you truly believes, until you love for your neighbor what you love for yourself’.”
Visit My Mosque day started in the United Kingdom in 2015, and quickly became popular across Europe, Australia, and the U.S. Last year more than 20 mosques in Massachusetts participated in this annual event. This is the first year Hampshire Mosque is able to participate, having recently opened the doors to its new location on Route 9 in Hadley. The Islamic Society of Western Massachusetts, located in West Springfield, will also be holding an Open Mosque Day on this same date.
About Hampshire Mosque
Hampshire Mosque was formed in 2004, the second mosque in the Pioneer Valley, and serves as the main spiritual home for Muslims in the Five College region and throughout Hampshire and Franklin Counties. Hampshire Mosque recently completed its first year in operation in its new home on Route 9 in Hadley. 413-461-1228 https://hampshiremosque.org