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Mosque of Rome, Rome

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The Mosque of Rome, situated in Parioli, is the largest mosque outside the Islamic world, Russia and India. It has an area of 30000m2 and can accommodate more than 12,000 people. The building is located in the Acqua Acetosa area, at the foot of the Monti Parioli, north of the city. Being the Western world's biggest mosque, it is the seat of the Italian Islamic Cultural Centre.In addition to being a meeting place for religious activities, it provides cultural and social services variously connecting Muslims together. It also holds teachings, wedding ceremonies, funeral services, exegesis, exhibitions, conventions, and other essential events.ConstructionThe mosque was jointly founded by the exiled Prince Muhammad Hasan of Afghanistan and his wife, Princess Razia and was financed by Faisal of Saudi Arabia, head of the Saudi royal family, as well as Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques. The project was designed and directed by Paolo Portoghesi, Vittorio Gigliotti and Sami Mousawi.Its planning took more than ten years: the Roman City Council donated the land in 1974, but the first stone was laid only in 1984 (1405 AH), in the presence of then President of the Italian Republic Sandro Pertini, with its inauguration on 21 June 1995.
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  • The question makes sense from his destination: a courtroom prayer. But it is heavily decentralised and not too well served by public transport. Why then? The true reason is that it was a compromise, and then it was decided to build it in places rarely visited, in order to make her feel more or less consciously a faraway place and even short lived by the Muslims. And then it should be mentioned the sacred character of the city of Rome when it suits always tick off, paradoxically, the construction of the mosque (jobs lasted 22 years) accounted for the first time the true symbol of the arrival of religious freedom in the city of one faith: Francis Pope would arrive 18 years later. It is the Centre of Italy's largest prayer and is about the architect Paolo Portoghesi who eventually carried on the project yourself, as cultural instances of collaboration declined Islamic tradition represented by the political upheavals that have taken place in Persia to Iran Sami Moussaoui. The inauguration of the mosque occurred in 1995. The dominant architectural feature is the curved lines, represented primarily by the pillars in the shape of a chalice that welcome visitors as accesses two arcades on the right and left, once you walk up the stairs. This theme of bundles of ribs, which are repeated almost endlessly and widening at the Summit, wants to remember the trees of a forest. Theme which then repeats in the large prayer hall where the structure is supported by pillars that repeat the pattern of the ribs. According to the Portuguese project, with this leitmotiv, wants to rebuild the Gothic cathedrals because they're the trait d'union between Muslim and Western art styles Romanesque previous building on Gothic. While building this mosque which is the largest in Europe, the architect was concerned also moving the classic forms of the place of worship Arabic ago according to the evolution of Italian architecture. And not just using Roman building materials, namely bricks, the travertine and peperino, lead to the central dome just to name a few. Arrived at the covered atrium and opposite the large central door, once fulfilled the rules prescribed for the entrance from the sacredness of the place, it ends up being attracted by Moroccan mosaics and the softness of carpet that covers the entire floor, through the seam on the bands of 4 meters square meters at a time. And then from everything else: first the mihrab, then the mimbar, the galleries, the chandeliers ... The great Hall is open only Friday and for big occasions, that little instead every day. And almost impossible to have the good fortune to make a guided tour by Paolo Portoghesi, except for truly exceptional cases is a rarity, but it happened and Samir was a bit uncomfortable.
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  • This mosque is the work of the Postmodernist Italian architect Paolo Porthogesi. It was inaugurated in 1974 as the Great Mosque and Islamic Cultural Center in Rome. I believe building a mosque in Rome...  more »
  • Great mosque sublime and great to share its size and beauty. You can visit the Wednesday and Saturday from 9 to noon. Hospitality is at the top!
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  • Easy to find and very close from train station. Alhamdulillah.
  • Visiting hours for the bigger part of the mosque are wednesdays and saturdays 9am-12pm. Take note, other timings you can only visit the musollah area
  • If there is a mosque in Rome. We need a huge Catholic Church in Saudi
  • Great masque . outside from the main city
  • Go build a Catholic Church in some Muslim country.