A group of young Muslim women living in Adelaide came together on this project to discuss different ways not to take people’s hate into their hearts, a very useful community resource at a time when Muslim women are regularly experiencing things like being stared at or yelled at in public.
The Muslim Women’s Association of SA had the opportunity to be involved with National Mosque Open Day 2018 over the weekend at Masjid Al Khalil.
MWASA had 10 volunteers, mostly Youth Group members, working within the larger National Mosque Open Day Volunteer Team.
Our volunteers supported the Open Day in different capacities. A couple were welcoming guests at the entrance, handing out free show bags containing information and bottled water. A couple were part of the Dawah Team, guiding guests and answering questions along the way. One volunteer was able to snap some excellent photos, which you can see below.
A couple of the girls were at the hijab stall, styling women so that they could see how they would look in hijab and helping them to understand how it feels to be a visibly Muslim woman.
All of the volunteers did a wonderful job, showing integrity and leadership skills in their respective job roles, effectively communicating with other team members and providing guests with professional and friendly assistance.
Attractions included a children’s bouncy castle, face painting and a Henna stall, which added an exciting showground feel. The smell of the sausage sizzle was enough to start the mouth watering in anticipation. To satisfy the sweet tooth there were donuts, dates and Arabic coffee which could be enjoyed in the Arabic Lounge.
To feed the mind and soul there was a program of speakers on different topics ranging from Women in Islam and Sharia Law to Islam in Australia. The speakers were available as a panel to answer questions from guests both in the morning and afternoon programs.
If you would like more information about National Mosque Open Day, click here to go to the National Mosque Open Day page on the Masjid Al Khalil website, or Like the Masjid page on Facebook (@IslamicArabicCentreMasjidAlKhalil).