|Former Lord Mayor of Leicester Abdul Osman with Sheikh Muhammad Sindi|
Centre earns praise from ex-Lord Mayor
The Lord Mayor Abdul Osman has praised the city's Islam Information Centre for promoting good relations and inclusion across all religions.
He made his comments after visiting the centre in Highfields Street on one of his final appointments of his year in office.
He was given a presentation and a tour of the centre's facilities which include an Islamic exhibition, a picture gallery, a library and a room solely dedicated to "Women in Islam".
It was established in 2008 to educate people about Islam and its teachings and is open to the public and all faiths.
It regularly plays host to school visits, delegations, community groups, multi-faith organisations and individuals from across the UK wanting to learn more about Islam and Muslims.
Coun Osman said: "In a close-knit community like Leicester, IIC is another shining example of an organisation working for the common good of the city.
"This project is a magnificent beacon of community cohesion and a platform for promoting good relations and inclusion across all religions."
Imam Mohammed, the founder of IIC, said: "We are very happy to have hosted the lord mayor and this is part of our aim to build strong relationships with all parts of the community."
The IIC is a not-for-profit organisation. It is free to the public and opens from Monday to Saturday.