New Mosque Built in Kyiv
The Spiritual Directorate of Muslims of Ukraine has organized a press tour around the new Ar-Rakhma Mosque in Kyiv. The event will be held on December 1 in Kyiv on the occasion of the opening of the new mosque.
The mosque is built in the historic part of the city, on Shchekavytsia Hill. A Muslim community has lived here, near Tatarka, since the 19th century.
According to the Spiritual Board of Muslims of Ukraine, in 1994, during the first Convention of Muslims of Ukraine, the first foundation stone was laid. It took three years to obtain the necessary permissions and documentation. In 1998, the Muslims were already able to pray in one of the newly built rooms.
The construction was carried out stage by stage with the financial support of the believers. In 2001, the first celebratory prayers were attended in the building by some two thousand believers.
A new project, approved in 2007, envisaged the enlargement of the prayer hall, construction of a minaret, office and madrasah. In November 2011, all the construction was completed.