Jo’s sister at mosque open event

Jo’s sister at mosque open event

THE Mount Pleasant Islamic Trust is hosting a public event open to the wider community this Sunday at the Madina Masjid in Purlwell Lane.

A leading imam will be joined by Kim Leadbeater, the sister of murdered Batley & Spen MP Jo Cox, in addressing guests.

The ‘civic engagement programme’ continues the mosque’s community efforts which have included hosting the touring Vatican cricket team and a ‘visit my mosque’ open day which attracted nearly 100 guests.

The theme of Sunday’s session will be ‘Islam in Britain and our Shared Values’ and renowned Imam Suliman Gani will deliver the principal lecture, followed by Kim Leadbeater, who will speak about Jo’s legacy and how the people of Batley and Spen exemplified ‘community cohesion’ in the aftermath of her sister’s murder.

Imam Gani is based in London and is one of the foremost Muslim media personalities and an authority on Muslim engagement.

After the main lecture at 2pm, there will be a question-and-answer session with Imam Gani and the guest panel, followed by a tour of the madressa and lastly a tour of the mosque, including observance of Maghrib prayer at 5.42pm, which involves a recitation of the Koran. All are welcome.

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