Ahmadiyya Mosque BerlinEdit profile
Berlin Mosque (German: Wilmersdorfer Moschee, Ahmadiyya Moschee) in Berlin is Germany's oldest mosque, situated on Brienner Straße 7-8 in Berlin-Wilmersdorf. It was designed by K.A. Kermann and was built between 1923 and 1925. Berlin Mosque, which has a 90 feet (27 m) tall minaret, was heavily damaged in World War II.
The foundation stone was laid on 6 August 1923 and the mosque was inaugurated officially on 26 April 1925.
The mosque is owned and maintained by the Lahore Ahmadiyya Movement.
Imam Maulana Sadr-ud-Din worked as first missionary of the Lahore Ahmadiyya Movement in Berlin since 1922. At the mosque, he produced in 1939 the first German translation of the Qur'an.
The mosque was closed in 2007 due to lack of money and personnel. The last Friday prayer was held on 13 July 2007, although it has recently undergone renovations and is now once again open to visitors, as of 2010.2011 arson attack
On January 8th 2011 a fire bomb exploded at the mosque allegedly in an act of Islamaphobia. It was the eighth in a series of arson attacks on Islamic institutions in Berlin. The front of the mosque was set ablaze.