King Fahd bin Abdulaziz al-Saud Mosque
Mosque of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques
View of the southern face of the Ibrahim-al-Ibrahim Mosque
|Location||Europa Point, Gibraltar|
|Ecclesiastical or organizational status||Mosque|
|Architectural style||Modern Islamic|
|Direction of façade||South|
|Construction cost||£ 5 million|
The Ibrahim-al-Ibrahim Mosque, also known as the King Fahd bin Abdulaziz al-Saud Mosque or the Mosque of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, is a mosque located at Europa Point in the British overseas territory of Gibraltar, a peninsula connected to southern Spain. The mosque faces south towards the Strait of Gibraltar and the African country of Morocco several miles away.
The building was a gift from King Fahd of Saudi Arabia and took two years to build at a cost of around £5 million. It was officially inaugurated on 8 August 1997. When the building was opened there was over sixty limousines and impressive security measures.
The mosque complex also contains a school, library, and lecture hall. It is the only purpose-built mosque in Gibraltar to serve the Muslims in the territory who number over 1,000: around 4% of Gibraltar's total population.
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