First Mosque in 200 Years Open For Prayers in Athens

First Mosque in 200 Years Opens For Friday Prayers

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ATHENS: After 200 years of delay, the first government-funded mosque is open for prayers in Athens. It is the first mosque that opened after 1833.

Over 100,000 Muslims live in Athens but they did not have a formal mosque to pray in for the last 200 years.

The plan to build a mosque was started in 1890 but the opposition to make a mosque stopped the construction of the mosque.

Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, a limited amount of worshippers were allowed in the mosque to maintain the social distancing.

Meanwhile, other Muslims were unhappy with the design as the mosque does not contain a dome or minaret.

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