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Exhibition Islam Wimbledon 2017

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Press Release - Click to view our press release in the Guardian.

Why should I visit Exhibition Islam 2017 at Wimbledon Mosque?

The Exhibition Islam event at Wimbledon Mosque brings together a wealth of information about Islam under one roof giving the opportunity for the wider community to learn more about their Muslim neighbours in a friendly environment.

There are about 3 million Muslims in the UK and an estimated 1,750 mosques. The mosque is a place to gather for daily prayers, to study and to celebrate festivals such as Eid after the fasting month of Ramadan. However, many within our local community are yet to visit a Mosque. Contacting us by email, a local member of the community mentions “I live in Wimbledon and often drive past the Mosque on Durnsford Road. In light of the recent attack in Finsbury Park and the unfair and divisive representations of the Muslim community in the media, I would really appreciate the opportunity to come and visit the Mosque to celebrate your faith.”

Although our doors are always open for visits throughout the year, Wimbledon Mosque hopes that a communal event will allow the wider community to visit in larger groups.

So if you’re still not sure whether to attend here’s a few reasons:

  • Learn more about your Muslim neighbours and the way of life of 5% of the UK population
  • Ask questions in a relaxed, friendly environment
  • Explore the unknown – see the inside of a Mosque
  • Most importantly – join us for a good old British cuppa with some light refreshments

We look forward to welcoming you to the Exhibition.

What to expect?

The Exhibition will consist of museum-style zones provided by our chosen partner 'Exhibition Islam'. Exhibition Islam are an independent, non-profit making, UK registered charitable organisation that specialises in promoting a greater understanding of Islam in the international arena. They have successfully exhibited at over 1350 venues with an excess of 1.3 million visitors over the past 10 years in venues including London Excel, Alexandra Palace & London Olympia (major conference and exhibitions centers in the UK), Copenhagen, Doha, Oslo, Dubai, Lagos, Gibraltar, Cape Town and Durban.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Why is Wimbledon Mosque hosting an Exhibition on Islam? With the current events being portrayed in the media, we decided it was important to provide the opportunity to our community to learn about the Islamic faith and see what Wimbledon Mosque looks like from the inside.

What will be at the exhibition? The exhibition will be like a museum consisting of zones covering approximately two floors. There will be a variety of large poster displays on various topics of Islam concerning history and key aspects of the faith, along with artefacts, old Qur’ans, relics, clay model exhibits and Islamic calligraphy.

When will the Exhibition take place and how much does it cost? Saturday 7th October: 11:00am – 6:00pm Sunday 8th October: 11.00am - 6.00pm. Entry is completely free!

Will there be any specific talks? Yes. There will be 4 speaker sessions. Please see our webiste for full details.

Do I need to register to attend? Registration is not required to attend although it is encouraged. If you do register online then you will have the benefit of selecting specific speaker sessions to attend and will also receive an email reminder prior to the start of the Exhibition.

Who can attend? Everyone is welcome! The invitation extends to all members of our community including families and young children.

Can I attend as part of a large group? Yes. If you would like to attend as part of a larger group (10+) then please let us know your expected time of visit so that we can accomodate accordingly.

How do I get to Wimbledon Mosque? There is free parking on the side streets nearby. The mosque is minute walk from the 156 bus stop and a five minute walk from Wimbledon Park Tube station.

Is there a dress code for the event? We would like our guests to feel as comfortable as possible when attending the exhibition by wearing the everyday casual clothes you usually wear. However, the exhibition is being hosted at a religious place of worship where prayers will take place, and hence we request that our guests please ensure that they take this into account when dressing and attending.

Can I tour inside of the Mosque? Yes, of course you can. Various members of the mosque will be on standby to show you the prayer halls, washrooms, Islamic literature and Qur’ans.

Will there be literature to take away? Yes, there will be free literature throughout the Exhibition. If you require further information about a specific topic then please ask one of our volunteers.

Will there be refreshments? Yes free refreshments will be provided.

Is the Mosque accessible by wheelchair? There is wheelchair access for the ground floor exhibition but unfortunately the first floor exhibition will only be accessible by stair. Please contact us with any specific requirements and we will try our utmost to accommodate.

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