Lexington’s Muslim community holding Open Mosque Day

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Lexington’s Muslim community will hold an Open Mosque Day this Friday, March 22, in response to the recent Mosque attacks in New Zealand.

Osama Abdl-Haleem, Vice President of Masjid Bilal Mosque, says that mosque communities across the country have chosen to open their doors this Friday, rather than lock them up tight.

He says it’s a statement that the mosque communities will not let a hateful attacker force them to be afraid.

He says it’s the natural role of the Mosque and the native disposition of Islam.  Adding that they believe that open doors mean open arms and open hearts.  And, that is how they wish to greet the world.

The Open Mosque Day on Friday will be from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Masjid Bilal, at 1545 Russell Cave Road in Lexington.


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