The 170-year-old mosque opened its doors to men and women of all faiths on Sunday inviting them to visit and learn more about Islam in first of its kind initiative.
As per reports, the visitors were taken on a tour of the masjid and the organizers had demonstrated various postures of prayers.
They were told about the teachings and practices in Islam and verses from the Quran were recited. A Q&A session where members of non-Muslim communities voiced their doubts, besides a meditation session, were also held as part of the event. Visitors were given a copy of the Quran to browse through.
A media report quoted Sadiqh Sailani of Rahmath Group as saying, “The masjid doors were opened to all fellow Indians, on Sunday. We planned such an event to bridge the gap between Muslim and non-Muslim communities. To this day, there continues to be a lot of misconceptions about Islam. This event was aimed at empowering all communities with more information about the Muslim community and try to answer any questions they may have.”
For the uninitiated, the mosque was named after Modi Abdul Gafoor, a 19th-century merchant. Apart from this mosque, there are two more mosques are in Bengaluru known as Modi Masjid.
The organizers are planning to hold a similar kind of event next month in the city.