World Bulletin / News Desk
With no mosque in Cuba, a prayer hall has been opened for Muslims to fulfill their worship during the sacred month of Ramadan.
The Turkish Ministry for Religious Affairs (TDV) General Director Ismail Palakolgu has said in an interview with journalists that a prayer hall was established for the Latino Muslims in Cuba to perform their congregational prayers. This was done with the support of the TDV will be in place until a mosque that is currently under construction is completed.
The prayer hall that has been opened in the capital of Havana is the first time the Ramadan congregational prayer and Friday prayer was performed.
Palakoglu also noted that no mosque existed in Cuba, and that visiting Muslim dignitaries were given a place inside an old museum as a place of prayer.
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Providing further insight into other current projects, Palakoglu said that there are currently 9 countries undergoing new mosque constructions and that in 7 different countries new allotments and projects were currently underway. A funding campaign on April 17 raised more than $4.5 million for these projects.
A 5,000 capacity mosque in Minsk, Belarus has almost finished being built and in central Moscow a 5,000 capacity mosque is almost complete, with a similar model being built in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. In Kazakhistan a mosque similar in design to Kocatepe mosque in Ankara has been opened for prayers, with another mosque in Lefkosa, Cyprus to be completed at the end of 2016.