Translator: Rümeysa Şevval Ayvaz
Sweden’s Mosques stand out with their artistic features, which are a combination of multiple cultures. Sweden is one of the few countries that allows a mixed life for various Muslim nations. This country, known as the homeland of the Vikings, has more diversity than the United States. This is reflected in the structure and community of the mosques. We have compiled “Fittja Ulu Mosque, Stockholm Mosque, Malmö Mosque, Handen Mosque, and Jönköping Diyanet Mosque” among the mosques in Sweden for you.
Fittja Ulu Mosque
In the late 1960s, our migrant citizens and fellow believers who went to Sweden to work needed a place to perform Friday and Eid prayers. In 1985, firstly, an association named “Islamiska Kultur Föreningen (Türkiska Islamiska Kultur Föreningen)” was established, and a place was rented. Fittja Ulu Mosque was able to be purchased with the efforts of this community in 1993. The mosque construction, which began in 1999 on this land, was completed in 2006 and opened for worship.
When the architecture of the mosque is examined, it resembles typical Anatolian mosques with its dome, fountain, and minaret. It has a structure that is integrated with Modern Turkish architecture inspired by Ottoman and Seljuk architectural art.
Sermons are read in Turkish and Arabic.
Stockholm Mosque (Stockholm Moské)
Stockholm, the capital of Sweden, is one of the cities where many Muslims also sustain their lives. Stockholm Mosque is also one of the pearls of this city. The building, designed by the famous architect Ferdinand Boberg, now serves as Stockholm Mosque. The mosque carries the Maghrebi Islamic architecture within itself. Like other mosques in Sweden, it reflects Ottoman and Seljuk architecture in a similar structure. It is a minaret mosque. It was opened with the support and contributions of many Muslims in 2000.
Sermons are read in Arabic and Swedish.
Malmö Mosque (Malmö Moské)
Malmö Mosque holds the title of being the second oldest mosque in the region. Although its construction began in the early 1960s, it was completed in 1984 and opened for worship. It is one of the mosques that has been attacked many times. Although the mosque is located in the city of Malmö, it does not only serve Muslims living in this city. It also serves Muslims living in the Skane and Copenhagen regions. It is located in the southern part of Sweden.
It has a modern and different architectural structure. It also reflects a little more Asian architecture. While worshiping in the mosque, you can feel like you are in Baghdad tales.
Jönköping Diyanet Mosque
Jönköping Diyanet Mosque is one of the rare Swedish mosques that offer various activities for especially women in the region. It is in Jönköping, Sweden. You may see it as an ordinary building from the outside. However, we are talking about a unique atmosphere that refreshes the soul inside. It is one of the mosques that takes an active role in reaching the light of Islam to people in Swedish soil. If you happen to be in the area one day, I recommend you visit it. You should not forget that a door is open for you.
Handen Mosque is one of the most active mosques in Sweden. In fact, it hosted various special events between 2007 and 2012. Would you believe me if I told you that it is full every Ramadan and on holy Fridays? I recommend you to visit this unique mosque that welcomes our Muslim brothers and sisters in Sweden.