Understanding Islam – Hartlepool mosque holds Q&A session to promote harmony

Tahir Selby pictured outside the Brougham Terrace Mosque.
Tahir Selby pictured outside the Brougham Terrace Mosque.

A Hartlepool mosque is to open its doors in a bid to give people an insight into Islam.

The town’s Nasir Mosque, in Brougham Terrace, is hosting a visit by Maulana Ataul Mujeeb Rashed, the Imam of a London Mosque.

He will give a talk entitled Islam - a Message of Peace tomorrow at 6.30pm. This will be followed by a question and answer session.

Anyone is invited to attend.

Imam Tahir Selby, from the Hartlepool Mosque, said: “The purpose of the meeting is to once again try to remove the misunderstandings about the true teachings of Islam and all the answers will be based on the teachings of the Holy Qur’an and the sayings of the Holy Prophet (may peace be with him and the Mercy and Blessings of Allah).

“Maulana Ataul Mujeeb Rashed is an eminent scholar of Islam and has been the Imam of the London Mosque (the first Mosque built in London) since 1983, although previously he was the Deputy Imam before going to Japan and serving there.”

Last month the mosque held an open day to give people the chance to look around the building and chat to local Muslim leaders to promote better understanding of the religion.

It was the first open day the mosque has held for several years and organisers hope it will be the first of many to come.

Imam Selby added: “It is also a good chance for us to meet our neighbours in the area.”

Anyone interested in attending can contact Tahir for an invitation card on 01429 261403 or email tahir_selby@hotmail.com. They are welcome to turn up to the Nasir Mosque, but space is limited, so there is no guarantee.