Cultural Open Days Introduce Islam to Spain

February 2, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Siasat Daily

Spanish Muslims are opening mosques and Islamic centers across the European country to non-Muslims to build bridges with the mainstream society and clear misconceptions about their faith.

“The Cultural Open Day is the most important window for many mosques and centers to communicate with the mainstream society,” Dr. Alaa Said, chairman of the Islamic Union of Imams and Preachers in Spain (IUIPS), told.

Mosques and Islamic centers hold Open Days to educate the Spanish public about the Muslim culture and traditions.

The Day sees discussions about Islam’s position on different issues such as co-existence and pluralism.