The South Valley Islamic Community is inviting local political and religious leaders as well as the general public to a special Mosque Open Doors program from 5 to 8pm Saturday, Sept. 29, during the upcoming Ramadan season.
The program, which is co-sponsored by the Council on American-Islamic Relations, is part of a Bay Area-wide effort since Sept. 11 to acquaint the public with Islamic practices.
Last year SVIC, based in San Martin, participated for the first time.
The event will highlight talks by representatives of Muslim organizations and by local dignitaries. Special invitations are being extended to clergy and their congregations.
The evening will include question-and-answer time about the SVIC, an exhibit of plans for the Cordoba Center, and a public prayer and breaking of the Ramadan fast with a special meal.
The event is free and open to the public.
No alcohol is permitted. Modest attire is most appropriate for an event that will include prayer.
The event will be at the San Martin Lions Club, 12415 Murphy Ave.