Eighteen mosques across Massachusetts held an Open Mosque Day over the weekend of the 1st April to give the public a chance to meet their Muslim neighbors.
On Sunday 2nd April, attendees had the chance to tour a mosque, hear a brief introduction to Islam and witness a Muslim prayer service.
Wafaa Wahabi of the American Islamic Center in Everett said that during a time of misunderstanding about Islam, Muslims hope to show the communities they live in that they “live, pray and dream just like anyone else.”
Participating mosques include: the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center in Boston, the Islamic Society of Greater Lowell in Chelmsford, Masjid Al-Ehsan in Dartmouth and the Islamic Society of Greater Haverhill.
Mosques in Worcester and Chelsea plan to hold separate open days in May.