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Denmark gets its first minaret today

A 20 metre minaret is being raised in Nørrebro

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Work began this morning to raise Denmark’s first tall minaret atop the country’s first purpose built Grand Mosque in the Nørrebro district of Copenhagen.

Unlike its counterparts elsewhere in the world, however, Nørrebro residents will not hear the characteristic sound of a muezzin calling the faithful to prayer five times per day.

“We have not applied for permission for the call to prayer because we feel that Islam should adapt itself to the location in which it is being practiced. This would not be the case in these surroundings and it could be provocative for neighbours,” Mohamed Al Maimouni, chairman of the Media Committee of the Danish-Islamic Council, tells politken.dk.

He adds that for the same reason, the building itself has been kept in douce colours and a design that fits in with its neighbours.

“It will be a simple minaret in a combination of the Muslim and Scandinavian styles. The only real Muslim element will be a large crescent at the top,” Al Maimouni says, adding that the minaret is to be raised by the end of Tuesday.

The Grand Mosque itself is at Rovsingsgade in Nørrebro and covers 6,800 square metres. Apart from a mosque, the building is also to function as a culture centre, a day centre for the elderly, a youth club and with playing facilities for young children.

The mosque has been largely financed by Qatar, whose emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, recently visited the North Zealand and Copenhagen area on his yacht Katara.

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