FAQ AND MOSQUE ETIQUETTE
How much does the event cost?
A Journey Into Islam is a free event. However, registration via Eventbrite is required – you can RSVP here.
What should or shouldn’t I wear?
Guests are welcome to dress comfortably, though semi-formal attire is recommended. However, keep in mind that you’re visiting a place of worship where modesty is valued. As such, we suggest long sleeves and long pants. Also, be prepared to remove your shoes when entering the building.
Do I have to stay for the entire time?
The event begins with a banquet dinner, and is followed by an open exhibition and tours of the Az-Zahraa Centre. If you are only able to make part of the event, please contact the organizers as soon as possible by emailing [email protected]
Is the age limit strictly enforced?
If you have/are a very keen twelve year old, send us an email and we may be able to make an exception. Do keep in mind that child minding is offered at the event (see below).
Will there be child minding / babysitting?
Yes! We do offer child minding for children between the ages of 4 and 12. If you require child minding, please email [email protected] as soon as possible.
Can I take photographs at the event?
Definitely! If you’re posting them on Twitter or Instagram, make sure to tag @AzIslamExpo, and use our hashtag #AJII19.
I have dietary restrictions/allergies. Will there be any food I can eat?
As Muslims, we’re no strangers to dietary restrictions. The registration form includes a field for specific dietary restrictions and allergies. Be sure to fill that section out, and we’ll make sure your needs are taken care of . As a default, all meat served will be halal, and vegetarian meal options will be available (no need to mention these requirements).
Can I make a donation?
Absolutely. We take great pride in the fact that the event is entirely free event, but we won’t turn away any monetary support if you feel so inclined!
Things to Keep in Mind
As mentioned above, modesty is a core value in Islam and is observed in many ways. Members of different genders, unless immediately related, will usually refrain from any form of physical contact. Please do not feel offended if, out of modesty, someone does not shake your hand. Don’t worry, we’re still delighted to meet you!
Since you will be visiting a place of worship, we ask that you refrain from wearing anything too revealing. We also request that during the dinner portion of the event, men and women sit on separate sides of the gymnasium. Our welcoming volunteers will guide you to a table and will be there to help you with whatever you may need.
Don’t worry if some of these rules confuse you—this event is meant to answer your questions!
To get a feel for what the event will be like (and to hear what past guests thought about the event!), check out this promotional video prepared for A Journey into Islam back in 2014.
For any further inquiries or concerns, feel free to contact us at [email protected]