An OIdham mosque says it is investigating after an unofficial letter was shared claiming 10 young 'Muslim females had left Islam and transitioned'.

The Madina Mosque and Islamic Centre asked people to ignore the contents of the letter which included grammatical errors and ‘misinformation’.

A statement from Oldham Madina Mosque and Islamic Centre read: “We have been made aware of a letter that was distributed and an extract of which is circulating on social media.

“We want to make it clear that this letter was not authorised by the senior management of the mosque and we are currently investigating how it came into distribution.

“We ask that you ignore the contents of this letter and any information contained within it.

“Please be assured that the Madina Mosque and Islamic Centre is committed to upholding the highest standard of integrity and transparency and we take this misinformation seriously.

“We will take necessary actions as needed to address the situation.

“Thank you for your understanding and continued support.”

The ‘hoax’ letter was addressed to parents and claimed that mosque classes would be reverting to two hours of teaching to address the RSE Syllabus teaching children in schools. It also went to tell parents that 10 young Muslim females in the town (not affiliated to the mosque) had decided to 'leave Islam' and ‘change their gender’.

The Madina Mosque and Islamic Centre is one of the most active organisations in the region involving itself in a range of charitable and religious events throughout the year.