Annur Mosque, Niigata

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Side view of Annur mosque in Niigata, Japan
Annur Muslim community logo in Niigata

Annur Mosque is located in Niigata prefecture, Japan.[1][2][3][4] The mosque is a recently established Islamic center and registered officially under the registration number (1100-05-008058), by Japanese law.

Objectives

Annur Mosque was presented by donations from Muslims all around Japan. The main objective of the mosque is to act as a religious and cultural center for the Muslim community of Niigata. Annur Mosque will offer a vast range of educational and social services ranging from language lessons and seminars on the history of Islam, to foreign cuisine workshops, hosting Islamic marriage ceremonies, non-profit distribution of Halal food and other works.

History

The idea was born in 1995 by Muslim students who started renting a small room for gathering Muslim students living in Niigata for Muslim activities like daily prayers, common parties, welcome and farewell parties especially for Niigata University Muslim students. This idea was expanded a few years later to own a building. The students started to collect donations all over Japan through volunteer work. Accomplished in 2009, they succeeded to purchase land and build a 3 floor building located 1.5 km from Niigata University (Ikarashi campus), 300 m far from Niigata Daigaku-mae Station, and 100 m far from 116 main route which cuts the center of Niigata.

Major events

The mosque was honored by the visit of Shekh Maher Al maekly (The imam of the Holy Mecca mosque),[5] Dr Samir from Al Azhar and other scholars.

See also

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