Aberdeen Muslims organise clean-up of rubbish-strewn beach
Muslims in Aberdeen organised a beach clean on Saturday 16th January, after recent storms caused more rubbish to wash up on the seaside than normal.
About 40 volunteers across two sessions braved freezing outdoor temperatures to remove plastic, wood and other items of rubbish that has come in from the sea and from the recent severe flooding inland across North-East Scotland.
Aberdeen Muslims Flood Relief plans to organise more volunteer drive as the city recovers from recent major storms and flooding in the next few weeks.
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Scottish Mosques join in Second National 'Visit My Mosque' Day
The Muslim Council of Scotland has joined hands with Muslim Council of Britain to support Scottish Mosques in the second national visit my mosque day. Mosques in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee and Inverness with be amongst over 70 mosques across the UK holding open days on Sunday 7th February.
Mosques across the UK will be sharing tea and refreshments
alongside an insight into the day-to-day goings on of a busy Muslim
centre of worship.
#VisitMyMosque Day aims to provide a platform for Muslims to reach out to fellow Britons and explain their faith and community beyond the hostile headlines.
Local mosques will also be inviting inter-faith leaders as well, and all will be asked to come together to demonstrate unity and solidarity during what has been a tense time for faith communities.
Mosques from all four countries of the UK, England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are involved, and in major cities of the country. There are over 80 mosques and growing taking part - more than triple the numbers of mosques that took part last year.
The growing number of mosques participating this year can be found online at: www.mcb.org.uk/visitmymosque
The list represents the diversity in Islamic traditions, with mosques from a wide variety of Islamic schools of thought and traditions taking part, including some of the country's largest mosques seasoned in doing outreach activities, as well as smaller mosques holding open days for the first time.
Men, women and children of all ages are welcome.
Anyone in the UK can use the MCB website to search for their nearest mosque taking part in holding an open day on Sunday 7 February.
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