Etiquette For A Visit To A Mosque
Visits to the mosque should be booked in advance by telephone, email, post or in person. Preferred visit times and days are between 10.00 am and 12:30 pm. (Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays). We will provide the 1-hour session for the visit; more time can be arranged on request and are subject to availability.
A usual visit to the mosque consists of the following:
- Multi-media presentation about the Islamic faith.
- Question & Answers & Discussion Session.
- A guided tour of the mosque building accompanied by a faith guide.
- Observation of one of the daily or special prayer services.
- Interactive activities for school children.
We usually provide snacks or treats for visitors. Please let us know if any visitors suffer from any allergies in this respect. We usually provide snacks or treats for visitors. Please let us know if any visitors suffer from any allergies in this respect. For primary school children, we also have special worksheets prepared about the mosque which they may take back with them. There is also free literature on Islam for all visitors.
All visitors are requested to:
- Respect the peace and prayer of worshippers inside the mosque.
- Remove their shoes in certain specific areas around the mosque.
- Keep food and drinks out of the mosque, except in areas that have been designated as eating areas.
- Avoid bringing any animals into the mosque.
- Keep the mosque’s building and courtyard clean by disposing of litter properly and safely.
- Abide by the general rules of the mosque as displayed around the building.
- Avoid smoking in the building and in the mosque’s courtyard.
Visiting the mosque.
Most aspects of a standard school uniform are quite appropriate as long as arms and legs are covered. Female visitors may cover their heads to show respect to other worshippers or to enrich their own experience. Young children under the age of 12 are not considered to be adults and may dress as they do in school unless they wish to adopt any part of Muslim attire for the day (hats/scarves) to enliven their visit.
Frequently Asked Questions
1) What days can schools visit Redhill Mosque?
Monday to Thursdays
2) What times can schools visit in the morning?
10:00 AM to 12 noon.
3) What times can schools visit in the afternoon?
No afternoon visits are available.
4) How many children can visit at any given time?
60-70 children but flexible. Please contact us in advance if more children are expected.
5) How long is the school visit expected to last?
6) Who is the main point of contact at Redhill Mosque for school visits?
Head Imam: Sajid Latif Qadri
7) How can a school visit be arranged?
Please send us the email we will aim to respond within 48 hours. Please aim to contact us at least 4 weeks prior to any planned dates to visit.
8) What is the format of the school visit on the day?
Imam gives a brief talk on Islam. Open Q&A session about Islam. Group tour of the Mosque including the ablution area.