The MYF opened its doors to the general public for an open day on Saturday the 28th of September 2013 with the theme of “Science in Islam”.
The open day consisted of a small exhibition & and a rolling 1 hour TV presentation on the theme of “Science in Islam”. There were displays of Arabic calligraphy & henna hand painting as well as face painting for the children. Mosque tours were also provided for the visitors. There was hot food as well as a rest area with tea, coffee & biscuits. Entry was free & anybody from the general public was welcome to attend.
Volunteers gave out invitation leaflets to the passing general public on the streets near to the MYF & invited them to visit the open day. MashAllah the hard work of the volunteers & the beautiful weather meant that Alhamdulillah the day went very well. We had a large number of visitors, the majority of whom felt that their visit had been a very pleasant & educational experience. MashAllah, 2 non – Muslims took their shahadas, accepted Islam & became Muslims on the day.
Open days are opportunities for the Muslims to showcase Islam to the general public & to build bridges with the local community. The open day allows for a face to face dialogue between Muslims & non-Muslims to tackle some of the many misconceptions about Islam which are prevalent today.
Special thank you’s & Jazak Allah Khair from the MYF to all the volunteers who helped set up the open day on Friday the 27th of September 2013 & to all the volunteers who helped out on the open day itself. The open day could not have been possible without the great work of all the volunteers & I ask Allah (swt) to reward immensely in every possible way everyone who helped out, mashAllah.
Jazak Allah Khair also to our 2 senior representatives who were present throughout the open day – Brother Imtiaz Hussain & Dr. Abdul Aziz. Big Thank you’s also to the MYF staff who worked behind the scenes.
Please feel free to send in your comments about the open day to me so that we can continually keep making the MYF open day a better experience for all inshAllah.
The next open day at the MYF will be in December 2013 inshAllah with the theme of, “The Prophet Jesus (peace be upon him) in Islam”.