Dnipro presents a project for mosque construction
This is reported by Islam in Ukraine.
It is to be located in a historic building at 3 Khersonska street, where the first mosque in Yekaterinoslav was opened in 1911-14, and the premises of which were seized by the Bolsheviks in 1926. For a long time, the spiritual monument served as a warehouse and communal building.
The project commissioned by the Muslim community, "Ray of Islam", was presented by the famous Dnipro architect Igor Sayenko. He noted that the customers want to preserve as much as possible the building that was a mosque a hundred years ago.
The construction will be sponsored by the Turkish partners of the Muslim community — the charity organization "National Welfare Fund of Crimea" together with the Turkish Agency for Cooperation and Coordination (TIKA).
A representative of the religious community "ray of Islam," Elvin Kadyrov, said they plan to open on the basis of the mosque a cultural and educational center with classes and a museum room that tells about the culture of the Crimean Tatars. The center, as promised by Elvin Kadyrov, will also be interesting for non-Muslim visitors.
In the Dnipropetrovsk region, according to unofficial data, about 35 thousand Muslims live, and in the city of Dnipro, there are three places where they send collective Friday prayers, but they are all crowded.
As reported by the Dnipro City Council, on June 1, 2018, Mayor Borys Filatov and chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people, Refat Chubarov, signed a memorandum of cooperation. The main point of the agreement is to resolve the issue of transferring the building of the Ekaterinoslav Cathedral Mosque to the Muslim community.