Put The Kettle ON 2019
A joint event was held in Kirkcaldy by the Central Mosque and Fife Interfaith Group on the afternoon of the 12 October 2019. It was well attended by about 30 people of 5 different faiths and the object was to interact in an informal way and try and find out more about each other.
The event started with a short presentation by Iain Liston, Chairperson of Fife Interfaith Group, stressing the purpose of Interfaith as a means to achieve greater understanding between different Faiths and Communities in Fife.
After this, Imam Mansoor Mahmood gave a presentation which explained the purpose of a Mosque not only as a religious centre but also as a community centre.
The plans for the new mosque were very interesting and they were inclusive of the general community, not only to the Muslim community and included a play area for all children.
This presentation was followed by a lively question and answer session.
Everyone left feeling uplifted and with a greater understanding of what we all have in common. Imam Mohamed Mansoor Mahmood front row, third from the right.
It is here that the five daily prayers are held and also classes to teach the children about Islam and the Koran. It is also a centre where everyone can meet for socials and meetings and is open to anyone of any faith who wishes to visit and even pray in his own way there. At the end of the presentation the Imam showed the final plans for new the Mosque which is still under construction and this is hoped to be completed by December next year.There were 6 stalls representing Islam, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Fife Interfaith Group, Kirkcaldy Food Bank, NHS and Dementia Friendly for people to look at and discuss with the stall holders. Excellent refreshments were available including some delicious homemade Asian treats which were enjoyed by all and there were many lively conversations among those who attended.