Largest mosque in Scandinavia built by Qatar opens
03 May 2017 - 18:17
Malmo, Sweden: The Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs opened the Umm Al-Mu'minin Khadijah Mosque in Malmo, Sweden. The mosque, built by the State of Qatar at a cost of more than 3 million euros, is the largest one in the Scandinavian region.
The mosque, which is affiliated to the Wakf of Scandinavia in Sweden, is built on an area of 1791 square meters and can accommodate 2,000 worshipers.
Director of the Islamic Affairs Department at the Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs Khalid Shaheen Al Ghanim said that the mosque was built and furnished by the State of Qatar at a cost of over 3 million euros, under the supervision of the Ministry of Awqaf and in collaboration with the Wakf of Scandinavia in Malmo, Sweden.
He added that the Umm Al-Mu'minin Khadijah Mosque is the largest mosque in Scandinavia and is located on the first and second floors of the four-story building of the Wakf of Scandinavia in Sweden. The mosque is equipped with facilities for people with special needs to perform prayers and others for children and women.
The opening ceremony was attended by representatives of Swedish local authorities, representatives of Islamic institutions in Sweden and Denmark, as well as a number of businessmen.
Malmo is the capital and largest city of the Swedish county of Scania. It is also the third largest city in Sweden, where thousands of Muslims live. (QNA)