Omar bin Al-Khattab Mosque

The Omar bin Al-Khattab Mosque or Curaçao Islamic Center is a mosque in Willemstad, Curaçao.

Omar bin Al-Khattab Mosque
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Religion
AffiliationIslam
Location
LocationOtrobanda, Willemstad, Curaçao
Omar bin Al-Khattab Mosque is located in Curaçao
Omar bin Al-Khattab Mosque
Shown within Curaçao
Geographic coordinates12°06′55.8″N 68°56′56.6″W / 12.115500°N 68.949056°W / 12.115500; -68.949056Coordinates: 12°06′55.8″N 68°56′56.6″W / 12.115500°N 68.949056°W / 12.115500; -68.949056
Architecture
Typemosque
Groundbreaking1963
Completed1 May 1966
Specifications
Capacity200 worshippers
Minaret height18 metres (59 ft)

HistoryEdit

In 1963, construction started to transform the former estate of Plantersrust into a mosque.[1] It was built without government support, but with donations from Muslims in Saudi Arabia, Libya and Trinidad and Tobago. Many of the Muslims in Curaçao are of Libyan descent.[2] In 1965, construction finished,[3] and the mosque was officially opened on 1 May 1966 by governor Cola Debrot.[4]

ArchitectureEdit

The mosque has a capacity of 200 worshippers.[5] The minaret is 18 metres (59 ft) tall.[1]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Op Plantersrust komt een Moh.moskee". Amigoe di Curacao (in Dutch). 9 November 1964. Retrieved 16 February 2022.
  2. ^ "Een Curaçaose moslim over Ramadan". Amigoe (in Dutch). 27 February 1993. Retrieved 16 February 2022.
  3. ^ "Invitation To Celebrate The End Of The Ramadan". Curaçao Chronicle. 15 June 2018. Retrieved 6 September 2021.
  4. ^ "Gouverneur opende moskee". Amigoe di Curacao (in Dutch). 3 May 1966. Retrieved 16 February 2022.
  5. ^ Csillag, Ron (8 June 2004). "NEWS FEATURE: A Spiritual Traveler's Guide to Pluralistic Curacao". Religion News Service. Retrieved 16 November 2021.

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