The impact of Islamophobia on the streets of Wales could be felt for decades to come, the Muslim Council of Wales has warned.
The warning comes amid claims that Islamophobia is on the increase.
The most recent figures available from the Home Office show that the number of hate crimes went up by a fifth in Wales over a twelve month period. The majority of offences were related to race or religion.
The Muslim Council of Wales, which was set up to represent around 46,000 Muslims across the country, also says the general public need to be more aware of the impact of comments made online and on social media.
As Muslims come together to mark the holy month of Ramadan, non-Muslims are being invited to visit mosques across the country and share an evening meal. It's hoped that events like this will help to break down barriers between communities, and educate the public about Islamic beliefs and traditions.