Aiming to show the true face of Islam, a Colombia mosque hosted an open day on Sunday, April 26, to dispel misconceptions about the faith through presentations, discussions, and various other activities.
"I hope this clears up the unknown and uncertainty about Islam," open house day volunteer and keynote speaker, Tahura Lodhi, was quoted by KOMU 8 on Sunday.
"I think people are scared to ask questions or just know what they have been told on the news.
"This event is to allow people to have conversations and to get to know each other, and break down those barriers."
The Islamic Center of Central Missouri (ICCM), hosted the event and gave visitors a chance to tour the mosque, observe prayer services and attend presentations about Islam.
Also offered were presentations about women in Islam, with the hope of correcting negative stereotypes of Muslim women.