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.
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We open our doors to the city’s homeless brothers and sisters.
Last night we opened our doors to the city’s homeless “brothers and sisters” and we continue to do this during the cold wave.
We will be providing evening meals and shelter at Canterbury Mosque, so please spread the word. If you see someone out then get in touch with us or give them a lift to Canterbury Mosque.
We need to do this as a joint effort from all residents of Canterbury. We, the residents, can take it upon ourselves to look after our own. So I urge all the residence of Canterbury the next time you pass by a homeless person get them a warm drink and spend a few minutes talking to them. Let them know that there are warm places for them to go.
Thank you for all your efforts.Read More
We are inviting our neighbours in Canterbury to the 3rd annual open day.
On Sunday 18th February, from 11am to 5pm Canterbury Mosque will be hosting the third open day.
On this day we will be addressing the concept of unity and displaying the efforts of Canterbury Mosque to work with local authorities and communities.
If you would like to find out what we do and have questions then come along between 11am-5pm on Sunday 18th February to ask the Muslims and hear our VIP guest speeches from 12pm-2pm.
Refreshments will be provided and there is plenty of parking available.
Address is 1 Giles Lane Canterbury CT2 7LT. Look forward to seeing you all there!!!