Open Mosque Day in Dartmouth

May 22, 2023

The Islamic Society of Southeastern Massachusetts, 2 Cove Road South Dartmouth, hosted an Open Mosque Day on Sunday May 21.

The goal of Open Mosque Day was to raise awareness, said Mohammad Mir, president of the Mosque.

This year the mosque is using the motto “one nation, under God, indivisible” to promote their unity with all religions in America.

People were able to ask questions about the religion, get to know members of the mosque and receive henna, a temporary decorative skin dye.

The mosque serves Muslim people from across the South Coast. They recently had a celebration with over 500 people in attendance, said Martin Bentz, outreach coordinator for the mosque.

“[We have an Open Mosque day] so people know about the religion, so people know us. We are a part of the community, we live here [and] our kids live here,” said Mir. “[We want to] break the ice, break the barrier [and] break the stigma that people have.”