Take a virtual tour of Leeds Grand Mosque

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Mosques across the country are virtually opening their doors to show communities what they have been doing during lockdown and Leeds Grand Mosque is holding a virtual tour this weekend.

This will include Imams and mosque leaders sharing what they have been doing to support their local communities during lockdown, with many opening up as foodbanks, delivering hot meals to those in need and supporting their local hospitals with food donations.

Members of the public can virtually visit many Mosques including Cambridge Central Mosque, Europe’s first Eco-Mosque, that has delivered more than 1,000 food packages to staff at the local Royal Papworth Hospital during lockdown.

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Leeds Grand Mosque will be hosting a virtual tour on Sunday at 12 noon.

Leeds Grand Mosque.Leeds Grand Mosque.
Leeds Grand Mosque.

In addition, Old Kent Road Mosque in South London, home to London’s oldest Nigerian Muslim community will be offering insights into the #BlackLivesMatter movement and how the mosque positively impacts on the local community, whilst some of the UK’s most northerly mosques in Inverness will be opening their doors virtually too, sharing their experiences of the pandemic and hopes for the future after lockdown.

These tours are taking place as part of the national #VisitMyMosque campaign, facilitated by the Muslim Council of Britain (MCB), which would have ordinarily seen tens of thousands of visitors being welcomed by hundreds of mosques across Britain.

Harun Khan, MCB Secretary General said: “This year, rather than communities visiting their local mosques, mosques have been visiting their local communities, through food bank collections, cooking hot meals, delivering free PPE and more.

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“The role that faith communities have played in supporting the most vulnerable in society during the past three months of the coronavirus lockdown has been formidable. As the full impact of the lockdown begins to be felt, mosques and Muslim communities stand ready to continue playing their part in post-lockdown Britain.”

This year’s virtual tour programme is also in collaboration with The Great Get Together, inspired by the late MP Jo Cox, which is taking place during the same weekend.

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