|Subject: 12th/13th June 2010: London UK - Regent Park Mosque: Explore the colours & sounds of the London Muslim community Sat Jun 12, 2010 6:33 pm|| |
|Open Doors, Stories and Journeys - Explore the colours and sounds of the London Muslim community|
|Date:||Sunday 13 June 2010|
|Date: 12th - 13th June 2010|
Time: 11:00 - 6:00pm
Venue: The Islamic Cultural Centre & London Central Mosque
FREE EVENT FOR ALL THOSE INTERESTED IN ISLAM
Come and join us at one of the most exciting free events in London taking place this summer! Regents Park Mosque will be opening its doors to the public to offer a host of activities including creative workshops, fun activities (for children and adults), engaging talks and captivating collection of exhibitions for all ages. You’ll also get take a tour of the mosque, try some delicious food, and view the Open Doors Cinema to find out what Islam is really all about.
Doors will be open from 11.00 am to 6.00pm on Saturday and Sunday with all events running throughout the day.
Workshops and Activities:
Henna tattoos – Choose your own beautiful and unique tattoo with a natural touch. Henna is a natural plant traditionally used to decorate ladies in preparation for their big day or simply any excuse to dress up! (12yrs+ and adults)
Marbling – learn the ancthet art of marbling, a cheturies old technique used to decorate covers of books and still used today! (15yrs+ and adults)
‘What’s it like?’ Dress-up Corner –– Try out different traditional Muslim dress worn in countries around the world. From graceful abayas, thobes and turbans of Arabia to beautiful Shalwar Qamees in India and Pakistan, not to mention the gorgeous headscarves! (12yrs+ and adults)
Calligraphy – have your name or a name of your choice written in Arabic to take home and put on your door or give to a friend or family as a gift.
Face Painting - Children can choose from a wide range of designs from butterflies to Spiderman. (6- 10 yrs).
Engaging talks on a wide range of topics related to Muslims and Muslim community. Talks will last up to 45 minutes followed by Q&A session. This is an excellent opportunity to hear some fascinating stories, receive first hand information and ask questions regarding daily issues. We’ve got everything covered!
Saturday: 12th June 2010
- The Story of the Prophet Mohammed’s Life
- Faith in Action: Islam and everyday life
- Islam & the Environment: Protecting Nature
- Muslim women beyond stereotypes
- An insight into the Islamic Manuscripts
- Islam, Christianity and Judaism in a globalised world
Sunday 13th June 2010
- Who wrote the Qur’an & What is the Sunnah?
- Muslim Women, Hijab and the Media
- Muslims Scthetific contribution to Europe
- Islam and the Global Economic Challhege
- Muslims of Britain or Muslims in Britain?
- Myths and misconceptions of Islam
1001 Inventions from the ‘Golden Ages’
Discover Islam Series
The History of Islam
Exhibition from Yusuf Islam’s Islamic Circle
A selection of light snacks, delicious dishes, stunning cakes and ice cream will be available for sale throughout the day.
Tour of the Mosque
Regular tours will be held at the Mosque during the event.
Open Doors Cinema
A selection of short films will be showing each day.
Please note: Etiquettes of the Mosque
Entering a Mosque: Visitors may be greeted by the Arabic greeting “Assalamo Allaikum” which means “peace be upon you.” The answer, if the visitor would like to use it, is “Wa ‘alaikum-as-salam”, which means “peace be upon you too”. Clothing in a Mosque: Clothing should be modest for both men and women. For women this means an ankle length skirt or trousers, which should not be tight or transparent, together with a long sleeved and high-necked top. A headscarf is usually essential for women and will be provided at the entrance for all visitors.
Organiser: MWLO, Islamic Cultural Centre & London Central Mosque, WAMY
For more information please contact: Rumki Chowdhury
Phone: 020 7636 7010