Show of solidarity

In light of the recent New Zealand terror attack and in remembrance of all previous terror attacks, Canterbury Mosque and Kent Islamic student union have decided to bring our Friday service out into the public. We will have a sermon and prayer as usual which will start at 1:15pm and will end around 1:45pm. Throughout this time we will be holding placards against terrorism and supporting unity.

We will then have speeches from a few locals and VIPs. This will conclude with refreshments at the Mosque which is a two minute walk.

We will begin the prayers at 1:15pm in front of the Venue (university club).

We look forward to seeing as many of you there as possible. This is an example to the whole world once again that no matter how hard these bigots and extremists try to divide our communities we simply will not be divided. Rather we will unite stronger than ever before.

Look forward to seeing you all on Friday 22/03/2019 at 1:15pm

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School Tours

Recently, Canterbury Mosque hosted a number of school tours for various primary schools across Kent. These tours take place every year in March over the course of two weeks. The tours are designed to educate the children about Islam but also consist of a few workshops to engage the children in exciting activities.

The day consists of a welcome and safety talk followed by a Quran recitation which aims to teach the children about the mercy of the Prophet Muhammad. The main verse which we speak to them about is “And We have not sent you (O Muhammad) except as a mercy to the worlds” [21:107]. This is then followed by a Salah demonstration for the morning tours, where the children observe how Muslims pray.

We then get straight into the workshops. We have three workshops; 1. Arabic workshop – where the children learn the Arabic alphabet, numbers 1-10 and how to write their name in Arabic, 2. Dress up workshop – here the children dress up in traditional Islamic attire and learn about the Hijab of men and women, and finally 3. Inventions Workshop – here the children will watch a short video about the inventions in Islamic Golden Ages. We then allow the children to have refreshments which also include an optional date tasting session and finish the day with a Q&A session.

We have had tremendous feedback from both teachers and children and here are two examples of the feedback we received.

Comment below to suggest how we can improve our service or if you would like your school/ child’s school to attend next year.

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