Mosque Keizerstraat

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Keizerstraat Mosque
Moskee Keizerstraat
Moschee-Keizerstraat-Suriname.jpg
Religion
AffiliationLahori Ahmadiyya Islam
Location
LocationParamaribo, Suriname
Geographic coordinates5°49′39″N 55°09′31″W / 5.82761°N 55.15872°W / 5.82761; -55.15872Coordinates: 5°49′39″N 55°09′31″W / 5.82761°N 55.15872°W / 5.82761; -55.15872
Architecture
TypeMosque
Date established1932
Completed1984
Mosque Keizerstraat and the adjacent Neveh Shalom Synagogue

The Ahmadiyya Anjuman Isha’at Islam Mosque Keizerstraat (5°49′43″N 55°9′36″W / 5.82861°N 55.16000°W / 5.82861; -55.16000) is the headquarters of the Lahore Ahmadiyya Movement for the Propagation of Islam in Paramaribo in Suriname, “Surinaamse Islamitische Vereniging” (SIV).[1] The mosque is located in the Keizerstraat, adjacent to the Neveh Shalom Synagogue.[2]

History[edit]

The Muslim community of Paramaribo was established in 1929. Its first mosque, a wooden rectangular building with minarets, was completed in 1932.[3] In 1979 boxing legend Muhammad Ali visited the mosque.

The current mosque was completed in 1984.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "De hoofdmoskee van de Surinaamse Islamitische Vereniging". LM Publishers (in Dutch). Retrieved 26 May 2021.
  2. ^ "Keizerstraat". City of Paramaribo (in Dutch). Retrieved 26 May 2021.
  3. ^ a b "Moskee [X 1984], Keizerstraat 88". City of Paramaribo (in Dutch). Retrieved 26 May 2021.

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