Sehitlik Mosque in Berlin… a Channel of Deutsch-Muslim Dialogue

Sehitlik Mosque in Berlin, Germany.
Sehitlik Mosque in Berlin, Germany.

Berlin, 15 Rajab 1437/22 April 2016 (MINA) – Sehitlik Mosque, Neukolin suburb of Berlin is the second largest in Germany where cultural and religious diversity prevail.

With a capacity of 1,500 worshippers, the mosque and cemetary, built in 2004, is a landmark archeticture in the German capital city and highly contribute to representation of Islam.

Completed in 2005, but based on traditional 16th and 17th century Ottoman architecture, the Sehitlik mosque on Neukölln’s Colombiadamm is rich in breathtaking detail, from ornately carved stonework to elaborately inlaid entrance doors.

It is built on a land as an Islamic endownment for Turkey until 1866 when the King of Prussia donated the lot to the Turkish community, KUNA  was quoted by Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA) as reporting.

With its daily cultural and educational activities, the mosque plays a role in opening channels of dialogue between muslims and the German population.

Everyone is welcome to visit, and there are daily guided tours which can also be arranged in English (advance booking required). (T/R07/R01)

Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)