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Ibrahim-al-Ibrahim Mosque

Ibrahim-al-Ibrahim Mosque
King Fahd bin Abdulaziz al-Saud Mosque
Mosque of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques
View of the southern face of the Ibrahim-al-Ibrahim Mosque
Basic information
Location Europa Point, Gibraltar
Geographic coordinates
Affiliation Salafi
Year consecrated 1997
Ecclesiastical or organizational status Mosque
Status Active
Architectural description
Architectural type Mosque
Architectural style Modern Islamic
Direction of façade South
Groundbreaking 1995
Completed 1997
Construction cost £ 5 million
Specifications
Dome(s) 1
Minaret(s) 1

The Ibrahim-al-Ibrahim Mosque, also known as the King Fahd bin Abdulaziz al-Saud Mosque or the Mosque of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, is a mosque located at Europa Point in the British overseas territory of Gibraltar, a peninsula connected to southern Spain. The mosque faces south towards the Strait of Gibraltar and Morocco several miles away.

Construction

The building was a gift from King Fahd of Saudi Arabia and took two years to build at a cost of around £5 million. It was officially inaugurated on 8 August 1997.[1] When the building was opened there was over sixty limousines and impressive security measures.[2]

It is the southernmost mosque in continental Europe, and is one of the largest mosques in a non-Muslim country.[3]

Complex

The mosque complex also contains a school, library, and lecture hall. It is the only purpose-built mosque in Gibraltar to serve the Muslims in the territory who number over 1,000: around 4% of Gibraltar's total population.[4][5]

References

  1. ^ DiscoverGibraltar.com – Ibrahim-al-Ibrahim Mosque
  2. ^ Ibrahim-al-Ibrahim Mosque, Visit Gibraltar, retrieved 23 August 2014
  3. ^ McGuire, Kelly J. "The Essential Gibraltar". Lifted Magazine. Retrieved 22 November 2010. 
  4. ^ Census of Gibraltar 2001.
  5. ^ CIA World Factbook


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