Grand Mosque of Paris, One Of The Largest Mosques in French
France is a country with a Muslim population, which is quite large. Not surprisingly, if the place of worship of Muslims is also available in French. The famous one is the Grande Mosquee de Paris or the Grand Mosque of Paris.
This mosque is one of the largest mosques in France. Located at the 5th arrondissement, the mosque was built between 1922 to 1826 is equipped with a 33-meter-high tower. Design of the Grand Mosque of Paris is equipped with mosaics and carved wood imported from Morocco. The Grand Mosque of Paris was designed with Mudejar style, a style that was developed by Muslim Andalusia, with mosaics and colorful decor and warm shades.
In this mosque, there is a beautiful garden. In the mosque complex is also available cafes, restaurants and shops that provide food and goods needed by the people.
The Grand Mosque of Paris is open to the public. To be visited also by non-Muslims. Traveled to the mosque is free for Muslims, while for non-Muslims are directed to put money into a jar. The money is used for the prosperity of the mosque.
History of the Grand Mosque of Paris
The construction of the Grand Mosque of Paris as a form of gratitude to the French army Muslims to fight against Germany in World War I. The Grand Mosque of Paris was inaugurated by President Gaston Doumergue on July 15, 1926.
When World War II, where Paris was occupied by the German armed forces, the Grand Mosque of Paris is used as a secret refuge for the bloody Algerian and European Jews. They were safe from persecution by the Nazi German army.