Mosques in Europe! - European Mosques?

It’s the intention of the book project to seek unity in diversity.
It’s the idea of the the book, connected to address and emphasize…
the presence of Islamic architecture and symbols in Europe
the diversity within Islamic representation in Europe and
the fact that Europeans and European Muslims have possibilities and challenges in common – possibilities connected to the choice of life-style, challenges connected to the forming of identity
the presence of religious, ethnical, and cultural diversity and co-existence in Europe.

Most of the Muslims that have moved to Europe over the last decades are still trying to understand their own identity – torn as they often are between connections to European life-styles/countries and Middle Eastern traditions/cultures. At the same time most of the Europeans feel an urge to rethink their identity – torn as they often are between their national identity and the European integration on one hand and challenged as they often are by the increasing presence of Islamic culture and tradition on the other.

The plus size hard cover book will be 320 pages, size 25 cm (w) x 27 cm (h), printed in color. Photos are expected to cover 192 pages, texts 128 pages.
Writers: Halima Krausen (Germany), Jørgen Bæk Simonsen (Denmark), Agata S. Nalborczyk (Poland), Rauf Ceylan (Germany), Tariq Ramadan (Switzerland/England), Christian Welzbacher (Germany)
For further information: www.ahmedkrausen.com

Photo list Mosques in Europe

01 Marbella, Spain
02 Copenhagen, Denmark
03 Gibraltar, United Kingdom
04 Lyon, France
05 Palermo, Italy
06 Novogrudok, Belarus
07 Kruszniany, Poland
08 Keturiasdesimt Totoriu, Lithuania
09 Tetovo, Macedonia
10 Penzberg, Germany
11 London, United Kingdom
12 Stockholm, Sweden

Mesquita al Saud (Estd. 1981) Architect: Juan Urbano Moro. The architectural association of three cultures: Roman, Gothic and Andalusian. By Eckhard Krausen
The Imam Ali Mosque, 2015. The dome seen from below. By Eckhard Krausen
Ibrahim-al-Ibrahim Mosque: 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.By Eckhard Krausen
La Grande Mosquée de Lyon Estd, 1984. The minbar of the mosque shows the direction to Mecca. By Eckhard Krausen
The mosque today is located in the former Catholic San Paolino dei Giardinieri church. It was badly damaged during WW2 and was given to the council by the diocese. By Eckhard Krausen
Most of the mosques, such as this one in Novogrudok, are build out of wood, owing to a regulation only allowing churches to be built out of stone, as a demonstration of Christian superiority over Islam. By Eckhard Krausen
The oldest mosque in Poland (Estd. 1870) By Eckhard Krausen
The mosque of Keturiasdesimt Totoriu village (meaning the "Town of the 40 Tartars") is located just outside Vilnius city and was mentioned for the first time in writing in the year 1558. By Eckhard Krausen
Pasa Cammii Prayer hall indoor decoration, The Pasa Cammii, built by the end of the 15th century, is a representative example and unique artistic, achievement of an Ottoman religious building in Macedonia, with specific decoration. By Eckhard Krausen
In Germany calling to the prayer is not usually allowed, therefore the Azan is “written” as calligraphy in the minaret. Azan by light.By Eckhard Krausen
The prayer hall of the Islamic Cultural Centre,” dates from 1977 by architect Frederrick Sibbert but was established in 1944. It was officially opened by His Majesty King George VI in November 1944. By Eckhard Krausen
The ”Stockholmsmoskén” in Stockholm (estd. 2000) is located in a former electric power station from 1920. The dome and the minaret of the mosque (seen together with the Katarina church, to the left) displays total harmony. By Eckhard Krausen

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