Mosque in Cardiff opens doors to non-Muslims

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A mosque in Cardiff has been opened to non-Muslims in a bid to improve relations within the community.

Mohammed Alamgir Ahmed of Darul Isra Mosque, in Cathays said they were trying to break down barriers by building closer relationships.

“The first part of our religion is to engage with the wider community, Muslim and non-Muslim,” Mohammed Alamgir Ahmed, the mosque’s head of outreach said.

A series of open days were held at the mosque with workshops and an Islam exhibition.

Ahmed said the idea was to help counter negative stereotypes, such as terrorism and Muslims going to Syria.

“There’s been no particular backlash in Cardiff, but there was a spate of Islamophobic attacks – not physical but spitting and slurs,” he added.