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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
Abdulaziz Mosque Gibraltar.jpg
View of the southern face of the Ibrahim-al-Ibrahim Mosque
Basic information
Location Europa Point, Gibraltar
Geographic coordinates 36°6′43″N 5°20′44″W / 36.11194°N 5.34556°W / 36.11194; -5.34556
Affiliation Salafi
Year consecrated 1997
Ecclesiastical or organizational status Mosque
Status Active
Architectural description
Architectural type Mosque
Architectural style Modern Islamic
Groundbreaking 1995
Completed 1997
Construction cost £ 5 million
Specifications
Direction of façade South
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 kilometres 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 were 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 Archived 2012-06-26 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ Ibrahim-al-Ibrahim Mosque, Visit Gibraltar, retrieved 23 August 2014
  3. ^ McGuire, Kelly J. "The Essential Gibraltar". Lifted Magazine. Archived from the original on 13 July 2011. Retrieved 22 November 2010. 
  4. ^ Census of Gibraltar 2001. Archived 2007-09-27 at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ CIA World Factbook