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700 000 Muslims In Athens Still Don't Have A Masjid

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Naim El-Ghandour was born in Egypt in 1955 and has been living in Greece since 1974. He has the Hellenic citizenship and is a successful businessman. El-Ghandour dreams of seeing the Athens Masjid and the Muslim Cemetery in Athens and he exerted all his efforts for these two main projects.

 

Accordingly, he has proposed many requests to the Greek Government asking for the Muslims' rights to have their own official Masjid and cemetery in Greece. His attempts are still going on.

 

In a response to a question from IOL's audience during his Live Session about the Masjids and its role in Greece, Mr. Naim said, "We, the larger Muslim community, are exceeding 700,000 only at the capital Athens, but we have no official Masjid, just unofficial places to pray. We are fighting hard to have our own official Athens Masjid and cemetery and en shaa Allah we will succeed. It is essential for us to have a Masjid."

 

IOL's audience also raised an important question on what can be done to make it easier for immigrants to feel accepted in the Greek community. Our guest replied, "Greece is the number one destination for the illegal immigrants of Europe, and this is very difficult for all. But education is above our strength as the Muslim countries are not contributing, they may have not realized the current situation in Greece. At a governmental level, we are trying to start contact between the Greek state and the Muslim states to allow Islamic education to be a subject taught at schools."

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Is it possibly they are denying it due to the fact they don't want to destroy ancient sites? Is it possible that they have no issue with a Masjid being built but think it's up to the Muslim community to finance it and not the government?

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What is a Masjid ?

 

Islam's place of worship, known as "Mosque" to the western world.

 

Salam.

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