Wakefield Mosques Community Open Day 2019

Front view of Swafia Mosque showing entrance to right above which is the sign. Abive this is a dome shape in brick with Islamic declaration of faith. Further higher is a green dome topped with a crescent moon. A creseent moon tops the taller thinner minaret on the right.
Jamia Masjid Swafia Front View

What is it ?

Swafia Mosque is inviting everyone to our open day.  You may be religious or follow no religion. If you have never seen inside a mosque now is your chance.  All are welcome to come and look around the mosque and ask questions about Islam. You can go on a short tour to see some of the features of the mosque. It will be a general Fun Day of other activities and stalls to raise funds for a very worthy cause.

Maybe you are curious about what goes on inside a mosque. How do Muslims pray ? Why does the mosque have a dome or minarets ? What do Muslim kids learn in the madrassa ? Why do Muslims fast ? What do Muslims say about Jesus Christ (peace be upon him) ? Now is your chance to get your questions answered directly by local Muslims in Wakefield.

It will also be a general Fun Day with a bouncy castle for children, henna tattoos, face painting, and food stalls. Other organisations will have information stands. We’re hoping it will be a sunny day so you will be able to make use of the ice cream van.

This year we will be raising funds for a new initiative, Iqra Senior Sisters. As people become older especially as pensioners they may find it more difficult to get out of the home to meet people. Iqra Senior Sisters is especially aimed at senior ladies and will provide activities and support for regular gatherings to meet and socialise so they feel less lonely stuck at home. Some of the proceeds from stalls as well as general donations, and proceeds from the Tombola will go towards this worthy cause, so please be generous. 

The funds raised at our last Open Day in 2018 were added to sums collected at Friday prayers at Swafia and other Wakefield mosques to get a grand total of £1885 which were donated to a very important cause at Wakefield Hospice.

We will be providing free tea and coffee and you will be able to sample some food.

Though the day is being hosted at Swafia Mosque we have the help and support from other mosques in putting this day on as a Wakefield Mosques Community Open Day. 

You can see some photos from last years Open Day below.

Some details on our posters below.

When and where will it be ?

It will be held between 10:00 am and 1:00 pm on Saturday, 3rd August 2019. Entry is free and you are welcome at any time during these times. It will be held at Swafia Mosque which has distinctive minarets and a dome.  It is on Park Hill Lane off Park Lodge Lane, behind the Ambulance and Fire Stations on Brunswick Street on the edge of Eastmoor in Wakefield. Please use the postcode WF1 4NJ in your Tom Tom sat nav or navigation app.

You can get directions using Google Maps to Park Hill Lane, Wakefield, WF1 4NJ.

Photos From Last Year’s Open Day

Some of the craft, information and food stalls.

Some of the mosque students demonstrating martial arts. You will be pleased to know only the blocks and tiles came to any harm !

Some of our visitors on a short guided tour inside the mosque.

Some lucky people fulfilling every child’s dream of going on a fire engine.

Looking forward to seeing you there this Saturday.