(Picture: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images
(Picture: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Over 80 Mosques around the UK will open their doors to the public in a bid to overcome negative stereotypes about Muslims next week.

The “Visit my Mosque” day, which will take place on 7 February, has been organised by the Muslim Council of Britain, a spokesperson for whom told al-Jazeera:

The day will allow for people to meet face-to-face, get to know each other and tackle misconceptions.

It's an opportunity for Muslims in the UK to put themselves out there and reach out to their local neighbours.

This is the second year the event has taken place, with "men, women and children of all ages" welcomed to come and share tea while gaining an insight of the day-to-day goings on at a Muslim centre of worship.

Muslims represent just under five per cent of the UK’s population, around 2.7 million people.

To find your nearest participating mosque and visiting date, see the interactive map, below:

Watch the full video, below:

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