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Gothenburg Mosque

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Phone  +46 31 22 29 33
Gothenburg Mosque
Address  Myntgatan 4, 417 01 Göteborg, Sweden
Similar  Bellevue Mosque, Nasirmoskén, Uppsala Mosque, Stockholm Mosque, Malmö Mosque

Gothenburg Mosque is a mosque located at the foot of Ramberget on Hisingen in Gothenburg, Sweden. The mosque is built by Saudi Arabia and run by the Swedish Muslim Foundation (SMS). It was inaugurated 16 June 2011.

The mosque cost 67 million Swedish krona to build and is 2000 square meters. The construction of the mosque has been met with demonstrations from right-wing activists. The Saudi finance minister Dr. Abu Rachman al Seid said on the inauguration that "we do this out of kindness - and because we can afford it". The board members of the mosque and Saudi refused to be interviwed by reports from the Swedish investigative journalism television program Uppdrag Granskning in conjunction with the inauguration.

The building is designed by Björn Sahlqvist, who wanted to design a mosque with a Scandinavian touch with a lot of light and space. There is a silent square minaret and prayer rooms for men and women, conference rooms, offices, lecture halls, kitchen and an ablution area.

References

Gothenburg Mosque Wikipedia


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