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You Won’t Believe Where This Mosque is Located

This may look like a Mosque found in Turkey but you may be surprised to know where it actually is.

From outside, you’d be forgiven thinking you’re in Istanbul…

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The beautiful decor is typical of that found in Ottoman style Turkish Mosques…

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Every detail down to the Minbar has been beautifully designed…

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The walls bear the names of Allah, His messenger and the four rightly guided Khalifs…

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…So where is this Masjid? It’s in Tokyo! That’s right, Japan’s capital city and from the picture below, it seems as though there is a thriving Muslim community there Masha Allah. If you’re ever in Tokyo, be sure to pay this Mosque a visit. May Allah preserve our brothers and sisters in Japan and continue to guide the population there.

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About the Mosque

Tokyo CamiiTōkyō-jāmii (東京ジャーミイ?) also known as Tokyo Mosque, is a mosque with an adjoining Turkish culture center located in the Ōyama-chō district of Shibuya ward in Tokyo, Japan. It is the largest mosque in Japan. The mosque was originally built along with an adjoining a school on May 12, 1938 by Tatar immigrants from Russia who had come to Japan after the October Revolution. It was made under the direction of Abdürreşid İbrahim, the first Imam of the mosque, and Abdülhay Kurban Ali.

In 1986, the mosque had to be demolished because of severe structural damage. Under the direction and support of Diyanet İşleri Başkanlığı a new building was begun in 1998. The architect for the building was Muharrem Hilmi Senalp . The ornamentation was based on Ottoman religious architecture. Around 70 Turkish craftsmen performed the finishing details, and a considerable quantity of marble was imported from Turkey. The construction was completed in 2000 at a cost of around 1.5 billion yen. The inauguration was held on June 30, 2000 [Source]

Related: You Won’t Believe Where This Mosque is – Part 2

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