Gothenburg Mosque

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Gothenburg 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".[1] 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.[2]

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.


Islamiska informationsföreningen (IIF) (tr: islamic information society) was, according to Swedish Radio in 2013, using the mosque premises while receiving funding from Gothenburg Municipality.[3] In 1986 IIF started publishing the magazine named Salaam. It published texts by Muslim brotherhood ideologues Sayyid Qutb and Muhammad Qutb translated into Swedish.[4] A significant number of its texts were written by female converts to Islam. IIF was in 1995 a member association of the umbrella organisation Muslim Council of Sweden.[5] IIF collaborated with the saudi organisation World Assembly of Muslim Youth (WAMY) to translate Arabic texts into Swedish and sold literature from The Islamic Foundatiion, International Islamic Federation of Student Organizations (IIFSO) and WAMY.[6]

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  2. ^ "(sv-SE) Diktaturstaten Saudiarabien betalar Göteborgs nya moské". Uppdrag Granskning. Sveriges Television. Retrieved 12 March 2017. 
  3. ^ Radio, Sveriges. "Imamen riskerar mista bidrag - P4 Göteborg". Retrieved 2017-11-25. 
  4. ^ Jonas., Otterbeck, (2000). Islam på svenska : tidskriften Salaam och islams globalisering. Stockholm: Almqvist & Wiksell. pp. 174,178. ISBN 9122019022. OCLC 163850814. 
  5. ^ "Muslimernas mångfald - DN.SE". DN.SE (in Swedish). 1995-03-12. Archived from the original on 20 April 2017. Retrieved 2017-11-25. 
  6. ^ Jonas., Otterbeck, (2000). Islam på svenska : tidskriften Salaam och islams globalisering. Stockholm: Almqvist & Wiksell. p. 236. ISBN 9122019022. OCLC 163850814. 

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Coordinates: 57°42′53.34″N 11°56′38.94″E / 57.7148167°N 11.9441500°E / 57.7148167; 11.9441500