AN ARUNDEL Mosque has decided to open its door to the public this weekend.
It comes after a couple of mosques North of the Coast, in Logan and Holland Park, also decided to allow members of the community to come in and educate themselves on the religion.
Muslim community leaders are hoping the move will allow more communication between the different areas of the community following tension in recent months.
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It comes after a planned mosque in Currumbin sparked outrage from locals, which ultimately led to its rejection by the City of Gold Coast.
Gold Coast Islamic Society President Hussin Goss said they are trying to be proactive.
“We’ve had many other open days, but this one is probably a bit more highlighted because of the Currumbin issue and because of the Middle East situation at the moment,” he said.
The religion and its traditions have also been thrown into the spotlight following numerous raids on properties last week, over alleged terror threats in Sydney.
The open day will be held at the mosque on Allied Drive from 10am to 1pm on Saturday.
There will be a sausage sizzle on the day, with funds raised to help send a local woman who suffers from Multiple Sclerosis overseas for specialised treatment. The Mosque has already raised $12,000 from the local community in just three weeks to help pay for the stem cell therapy.