Mosque Tours @ Wekanda Jumma Mosque

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Open Mosque Day every Sunday form 10.00am – 12.00 noon & 4.00pm – 6.00pm
For reservations contact: 077-4835972 (Asiff Hussein)

Mosque Tours, a unique inter-cultural concept where Islamic religious places are opened to the public, was launched last Sunday at Wekanda Jumma Mosque in Slave Island.
Henceforth Wekanda Mosque will have an open mosque day every Sunday (morning and evening) when tourists could visit the mosque and be shown around by experienced tour guides.

The first tour group comprised three distinguished visitors from the US embassy in Sri Lanka including its Cultural Affairs Officer, Dawn Suni, Press Officer, Joshua Shen and Micky Crome.

The initiative is spearheaded by the Centre for Islamic Studies in association with Discover Islam, Bahrain.
Two more historical mosques, the Red Mosque in Pettah and Masjidul Abrar in Beruwala are due to be incorporated into the program in the near future. 

The Mosque Tour Program was conceived by Syed Raziuddin Ali, a Director of the Bahrain-based Discover Islam organization in the late 1980s.
It is presently practiced in a number of countries including Bahrain, Turkey, Malaysia and Singapore.

What they say:
It was a very enriching experience and I truly enjoyed it. I think you will find many people interested in learning about Islam and showing their support for interfaith harmony. Please keep us updated on how it is going
Dawn Suni, Cultural affairs Officer of the US Embassy in Sri Lanka                                                           
It was a rewarding learning experience for all of us. Thank you for inviting us for the first tour. We were most impressed especially with the youth involvement.
Joshua Shen, Press Officer of the US Embassy in Sri Lanka

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