Berlin Mosque

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Wilmersdorfer Moschee
Berlin Mosque

Exterior (left) and interior (right) of the mosque

Coordinates: 52°29′15″N 13°18′42″E / 52.4875°N 13.311667°E / 52.4875; 13.311667Coordinates: 52°29′15″N 13°18′42″E / 52.4875°N 13.311667°E / 52.4875; 13.311667
Location Germany Berlin, Germany
Established 1925
Branch/tradition Ahmadiyya Islam
Administration Lahore Ahmadiyya Movement for the Propagation of Islam
Architectural information
Architect(s) K. A. Hermann
Style Modern Indo-Islamic
Capacity 400
Dome(s) 1
Dome height (outer) 26 meters (85 ft)
Dome dia. (outer) 23 meters (75 ft)
Minaret(s) 2
Minaret height 27.5 meters (90 ft)

Website: berlin.ahmadiyya.org/

Berlin Mosque (German: Berliner Moschee, Wilmersdorfer Moschee, Ahmadiyya Moschee) in Berlin is Germany's oldest mosque in use, situated on Brienner Straße 7-8 in Berlin-Wilmersdorf. It was designed by K. A. Hermann and was built between 1923 and 1925. Berlin Mosque, which has two 90 feet (27 m) tall minarets, was heavily damaged in World War II. The two minarets were rebuilt in 1999/2001.

The foundation stone was laid on 6 August 1923 [1] and the mosque was inaugurated officially on 26 April 1925.[2]

The mosque is owned and maintained by the Lahore Ahmadiyya Movement (Ahmadiyya Anjuman Isha'at-i-Islam Lahore).

Imam Maulana Sadr-ud-Din worked as first missionary of the Lahore Ahmadiyya Movement in Berlin since 1922. At the mosque, he prepared the first bilingual Arabic-German edition of the Qur'an with extensive footnotes; this translation, which was finally published in 1939, was the first German Qur'an translation written by a Muslim.

The mosque was closed for some time in 2007 due to lack of money and personnel. However, it is now open again. The Friday Prayer (Salat al-Jumuʿah) is held every Friday at 1:15 p.m.

Eid-ul-Fitr, August 2011[edit]

Eid-ul-Fitr was celebrated at the Berlin Mosque on 30 August 2011. Approximately 55 people were present at the Eid prayer. In the khutbah, the importance of Ramadan was emphasized as well as the aspect that Islam is a religion of peace and humanity. After the Eid prayer, lunch was arranged at the Berlin Mission house which is adjacent to the Mosque.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Berlin im Jahr 1923
  2. ^ Die Berliner Moschee und Mission der Ahmadiyya-Bewegung zur Verbreitung des Islam (Lahore), S. 12f.

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