National Mosque Open Day (NMOD) is an annual Australia-wide event that features a number of mosques across the nation simultaneously opening their doors to the public and inviting them to come in and explore their local mosque. National Mosque Open Day will take place in Australia on 26 October 2019 at participating mosques in each state.
Each National Mosque Open Day, participating mosques will present a unique experience and flavour, representing the particular multicultural make-up of its congregation. Some mosques will have BBQs, sweets and food, others activities for children and others again will host special exhibitions. Many mosques will combine all of these elements. Common to all mosques, however, will be an open and welcoming attitude and the opportunity to ask questions of religious elders and seek answers to questions.
Since its inception, an estimated 30,000 people have participated, with a combined total of over 154 media mentions, including media coverage in the US, UK, Turkey, China, Egypt, Iran and also mentioned in the Australian Federal Parliament.
National Mosque Open Day Vision
A national, annual event which promotes religious and cultural diversity and inclusion.
National Mosque Open Day Mission
- To enhance understanding of Islam, empower Australian Muslims and build a better future for the Australian Muslim community.
- To facilitate a greater understanding of Islam and Muslims in Australia by opening up the mosque, the cynosure of the Muslim community, to the wider Australian public.
- To promote community inclusion at grassroots level nationally
- To counteract various forms of prejudice, most prominently Islamophobia, as well as mutual chariness between Muslims and non-Muslims alike.
Learn more about National Mosque Open Day on the National Mosque Open Day Website
National Mosque Open Day will take place in Australia on 26 October 2019 at participating mosques in each state.