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ISWM Local residents take part in 3rd annual Open Mosque Day

Image result for Islamic Society of Western Massachusetts, BAJWAMore than a dozen mosques across Massachusetts took part in the third annual “Open Mosque Day.”

Dozens of people of all faiths came together Sunday afternoon at the Islamic Center of Western Massachusetts to learn about the Islamic faith.

Following multiple violent attacks on places of worship, the Islamic Society of Western Massachusetts felt it was important for people to meet their Muslim neighbors.

Islamic Society’s president Mohammed Dastigir said, “There’s a lot of misconceptions out there, unfortunately, around what Islam really is about. Islam really means ‘peace’ that’s really what it stands for and that’s really what we believe in.”..more : wwlp

Hampshire Mosque participates in ‘Open Mosque Day’

The smells of spinach-and-cheese-stuffed pastries and vegetable fritters filled one corner of the Hampshire Mosque on Sunday. A large crowd was on hand to eat that food, though mostly the visitors were socializing, meeting new friends or greeting neighbors. Mohammed Abdelaal, a board member at the mosque, said the atmosphere reminded him of a passage in the Quran: God “created you into nations and tribes that you may know one another.”

“That should be the essence of religion,” said Abdelaal….more:.gazettenet