ITALY, Venice: Venice’s first mosque has been inaugurated in a ceremony attended by representatives of the Italian Islamic neighborhood and metropolis establishments.
The opening of the mosque means town — a UNESCO World Heritage website, and vacationer and inventive landmark — now has devoted place of worship for hundreds of Muslims dwelling within the space.
The constructing was purchased by the area people with proceeds of the zakat collected by Muslims in Venice and the close by industrial port of Mestre.
“I hope that any further when vacationers coming from everywhere in the world go to Venice, they may take residence not solely a postcard of town but in addition of this mosque, the mosque of Venice,” stated Yassine Lafram, president of the Islamic neighborhood of Bologna and of the Union of Islamic Communities of Italy.
“We’re happy with this website, as it’s additional proof of our integration.”
Roberto Berton and Nandino Capivilla attended the ceremony representing the Catholic archdiocese, and had been joined by a number of municipal councilors and native politicians.
“This mosque in Venice is now open to everybody due to the Italian structure, which permits each citizen to hope to whichever God he desires and wherever he desires to do it,” Lafram added.
The Ucoii president stated that each one Muslims dwelling in Italy wish to assist “create a rustic the place everyone seems to be revered and works for the widespread good.”
Aliovsky stated that the brand new mosque has no plans to be “a closed place, open solely to Muslims.”
He stated: “This mosque, opened in a multicultural metropolis visited day by day by individuals from everywhere in the world, will give life to many actions the place everybody can be welcome. Any further, this place can be open for all, starting with the native establishments.
“We’re open to to any tasks, researches and research on Islamic tradition and integration. Venice actually deserves it.”