Open House at AlFalah Islamic Centre

Posted on Oct 5, 2016 by Nabeel Hasan

Lesley has her name written in Arabic
Lesley has her name written in Arabic

On Saturday, September 24th, Oakville’s very own AlFalah Islamic Centre opened its doors for the community. The event showcased how prayers, community events, and sports are all weaved into an average day for a Muslim who comes to the AlFalah Islamic Centre.

Group involved in a guided tour of the mosque
Group involved in a guided tour of the mosque

Mosques are associated with prayer, and while that is true, mosques are also centres where communities socialize and understand each other’s perspectives. In that spirit, close to 200 people arrived to meet their Muslim neighbours and share their insights over a delicious warm meal. The event was graced by the Halton Regional Police, Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie, MP John Oliver, MPP Indira Naidoo-Harris, MP Iqra Khalid, Town Councillor Tom Adams and numerous other community figures.

Kids getting face painted
Kids getting face painted

Families enjoyed the sunny day with having their names written in Arabic calligraphy, kids indulged in face painting, and some of the girls played with henna on their hands. We had people from areas as far as Niagara Falls, coming to enjoy guided tours and learning more about the practices of their Muslim neighbours. Many were fascinated with the similarities between themselves and their hosts after an exchange of questions. Members from local churches, Hindus, Buddhists, Zoroastrians, as well as individuals with no link to organized religion arrived at the event in the spirit of neighbourliness.

People enjoying food at food booth
People enjoying food at food booth

AlFalah Islamic Centre would like to thank everyone for attending and we plan on holding the event on a regular basis for the benefit of keeping open communication between Oakville’s neighbours. Indeed it is this diversity that enriches the very fabric of our great town!

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