On Saturday I attended Lakemba Mosque as part of the National Mosque Open Day initiative, which was proudly supported by the government through the Department of Social Services. National Mosque Open Day was designed to give non-Muslim Australians a chance to learn more about Islam.
Thousands of people came to Lakemba Mosque during the day. Many, probably most, had never been inside a mosque before. The day provided an opportunity to learn more about the doctrinal aspects of the Muslim faith. Informative wall displays explained some of the key tenets of Islam and described the many messengers of the religion. It was also a fun and relaxed day. There was face painting for the kids, great food and drink and fundraising events for local charities.