Bengaluru: In an attempt to promote communal harmony and fight communal elements, Masjid-e-Tur a mosque in Bengaluru has invited non-Muslims to the mosque. Guests from all faiths were invited by the authorities of the mosque located at Kaval Byrasandra for an hour on Sunday.
Zohr (afternoon) prayer was offered before the non-Muslim visitors and they were explained the importance and meaning of every namaz.
Their Masjid darshan initiative has evoked positive response, said the mosque officials. As per the report of Times of India, 70 non-Muslims including women attended the programme.
The initiative was supported by Pulakeshinagar MLA Akhanda Srinivas. The purpose behind the programme was to tell non-Muslims that Muslim faith also teaches us the same values. Guests were told Muslims chant Allah hu Akbar four times because nature is made up of four elements-Earth, air, fire and water.
MLA Murthy donated some desktops to the mosque computer room inaugurated at the Masjid on the occasion.
The programme aimed at allaying the misconception that Muslim clerics are training youth for sinister purposes. The authorities of the mosque decided to invite people from other faiths to let them know what goes on inside the mosques and what namaz and Azaan is.