QAB Diverse Doors Open Day 2013

QAB Diverse Doors Open Day 2013
”Experience Our Culture, Learn About Our Beliefs”


If you’re never been inside a Mosque, are curious about Islam, 
and/or want to meet your Muslim neighbours, this is an event for you!

Talk 1: Spiritual Islam
Similar to how a detective may become secure about what happened at a crime scene without actually being present during the event, Spiritual Islam looks to investigate claims regarding the ‘Unseen’ in Islam (e.g. “Is there really a Higher Power / life after death?”). This talk also gives some thoughts and understanding about how this can have a profound effect on the way a Muslim chooses to live his/her life. 

Food from Around the World will be provided by our diverse congregation, some of who will also be around to chat and answer questions. There will also be a chance to listen to Quran Academy students recite Qur’an, listen to live Adhan (call to prayer), Tour the Mosque, and an Exhibition.

Date: 17th February 2013

Start time: 12.30pm and repeated at 4.30pm (Please state which time you would like to attend when booking)

Cost: Free.


Venue: Quran Academy Bristol, 26 Abingdon Road, Fishponds, Bristol BS16 3NY

Bookings (required): call/text 07772408436 or email diversedoors@gmail.co or via Facebook:http://www.facebook.com/events/126822247489439/(12.30pm start)http://www.facebook.com/events/339192306199095/ (4.30pm start)

Talk 2: Demystifying Islam
‘Demystifying Islam’ will be delivered by Rizwan Ahmed, Cultural Awareness Officer at Bristol Muslim Cultural Society and Muslim Chaplain at the University of Bristol. This popular talk has been delivered by Rizwan as part of cultural awareness training programmes for voluntary, public and commercial sector organisations for many years, averaging 3,500 people per year. The talk will briefly cover the following topics:

-A brief history of Muslims in the UK
-Defining some Islamic terms
-Introduction to the seven Articles of Faith
-Introduction to the five Pillars of Islam

The talk will be followed by a ‘No Question Taboo’ Q&A Session

Food from Around the World will be provided by our diverse congregation, some of who will also be around to chat and answer questions. There will also be a chance to listen to Quran Academy students recite Qur’an, listen to live Adhan (call to prayer), Tour the Mosque, and an Exhibition.

Date: 25th February 2013

Start time: 6.45pm

Cost: Free.


Venue: Quran Academy Bristol, 26 Abingdon Road, Fishponds, Bristol BS16 3NY

Bookings (required): call/text 07772408436 or email diversedoors@gmail.com


If you’d prefer not to book, please feel free to visit on Sunday, 17th February 2013 between 12.30pm and 7.30pm, to tour the Mosque and look at our Exhibition.


Our Address: Quran Academy Bristol, 26 Abingdon Road, Fishponds, Bristol BS16 3NY

Through dialogue & education sessions, broadcast media & the creative arts, Salaam Shalom aims to assist young people & people of all ages to develop awareness of their own culture & identity, alongside understanding the culture & identity of others; doing so primarily between Muslim & Jewish communities, but also between them & communities that they are a part of.

We aim to further understanding between communities so that we can help counter & prevent the development of prejudice & intolerance, which can lead to discrimination & hate-crime.

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