Khadija Mosque

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Khadija Mosque
Khadija-Moschee, Berlin, Germany - 20110603.jpg
Basic information
Location Heinersdorf, Berlin
 Germany
Geographic coordinates 52°34′22″N 13°25′51″E / 52.57278°N 13.43083°E / 52.57278; 13.43083Coordinates: 52°34′22″N 13°25′51″E / 52.57278°N 13.43083°E / 52.57278; 13.43083
Affiliation Ahmadiyya Islam
Website http://khadija-moschee.de/
Architectural description
Architect(s) Mubashra Ilyas
Architectural type Mosque
Architectural style Modern
Completed 2008
Construction cost € 1.7 million
Specifications
Capacity 2 x 250
Dome(s) 1
Dome height (outer) 4.5 m
Dome dia. (outer) 9.0 m
Minaret height 13 m

Khadija Mosque (German: Khadija-Moschee), is a mosque located in Heinersdorf, Pankow, Berlin. It is the property of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, and the first mosque in the former East Germany, opening on October 16, 2008. The mosque has a 39 feet (12 m) high minaret and can hold 500 worshippers. The mosque was financed by funds collected by Ahmadiyya women and the design was done by the architect Mubashra Ilyas.[1]

Another mosque was built in Berlin between 1924 and 1928 by the Lahore Ahmadiyya Movement.

History[edit]

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat had already tried to build their first mosque in Europe in Berlin in the 1920s[2] According to the wish of the second Khalifa the women of the community collected all the funds for the mosque from their own resources. However, due to the financial crisis in Germany the plan had to be given up.[3] Instead, the money was used for the construction of the Fazl Mosque in London. Under the 100-Mosques-Plan of the community in Germany, the project was revived and a new mosque was planned in Berlin. The Khadija mosque is the first mosque in the eastern part of Berlin.

Construction[edit]

The foundation stone for the mosque was laid down on 2. January 2007 by the 5th Khalifa of the community, Mirza Masroor Ahmad. The mosque is built on a piece of land which is 4790 m² large. It consists of two stories. There are two prayer rooms, for 250 women and 250 men each. The mosque was designed by the architect of the community, Mubashra Ilyas.[4] The construction was overseen by the architect company Pakdel.[5] The dome of the mosque is 4.5 meter in height and has a diameter of 9 meters. The minaret of the mosque is 13 meter high.[6] The costs for the construction of the mosque and a building for housing for the Imam and a "servant of the mosque" and offices were about €1.7 million.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Careers “made in Germany”, Deutschland Online;
  2. ^ Bau einer Moschee in Berlin: Am Ende des Toleranzbereichs, FAZ vom 25. Juli 2007
  3. ^ „The costs for the Mosque in Berlin will be financed with the Chanda (financial sacrifices) of the Ahmadi women. 50.000 Rupee will be used for this, which have been collected by the Ahmadi women in three months.“, Khalifat-ul Massih II. in the Khutba Juma on 2. February 1923
  4. ^ Zwischen Tradition und Karriere. Drei Moscheen hat Ilyas während ihres Architektur-Studiums an der TU Darmstadt (TUD) für die muslimische Ahmadiyya-Gemeinde entworfen: in Bremen, Offenbach und Berlin., Mainspitze am 29. Oktober 2007; 28jährige ist Moschee-Architektin Mubashra Ilyas, Berliner Morgenpost, 5 January 2007
  5. ^ Pankows Moschee ist auf einer Lüge erbaut, Berliner Kurier, 21. Oktober 2008
  6. ^ Zahlen & Fakten Die Ahmadiyya und ihre Berliner Moschee, Der Tagesspiegel vom 14. Oktober 2008
  7. ^ Mazhar-ul-Haq Khan