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Thanks to Saudi Arabia, the first mosque finally appeared in Cuba.
The government of Saudi Arabia has decided to finance the construction of the first mosque for Muslims in Cuba.
In an interview broadcast by Saudi state television, Volodymyr Gonzalez said: “Thanks to this donation from the Saudi side, today we can say that we are building the first mosque in our country in Havana.”
“There is a small Muslim community in our country; they are very organized. It is a great honor for me to make their lives easier as a Muslim people in Cuba,” he added.
The King Salman Mosque will be located in a prime location in Havana. The mosque will be built on a plot of land estimated at 4,312 square meters. Its design took into account the Islamic urban style and the urban identity of the Two Holy Mosques.
This will allow residents and guests of the city to use its outdoor facilities, which will include: a banquet hall, restaurants, a public library, toilets for the public and mosque visitors, green areas and recreation areas with umbrellas equipped with hydraulic mechanisms that help protect against rain and sunlight.
According to estimates by the Islamic Organization of Latin America, there are about 1,000 Muslims living in Cuba.
Until this time, the Muslim community in Cuba prayed either at home or in temporary prayer rooms. Currently, Friday prayers are held at the Casa de los Arabes (Arab House), which mainly caters to Muslim diplomats and tourists.