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Thanks to Saudi Arabia, Cuba gets its first mosque.

The government of Saudi Arabia has decided to finance the construction of Cuba’s first mosque to serve Muslims.

“Because of this donation from the Saudi side, today we can say that we are building our country’s first mosque in Havana,” Vladimir Gonzalez said in an interview broadcast by Saudi Arabian state television.

“We have a small Muslim community in our country; They are very organized. I am proud to make their lives easier as Muslims in Cuba,” he added.

The King Salman Mosque will be located in a prominent location in Havana. The mosque will be built on an area of ​​4,312 square meters. Its design took into account the Islamic urban style and the urban identity of the Two Holy Mosques.

It will allow the city’s residents and visitors to benefit from its outdoor facilities, including a banquet hall, restaurants, a public library, public and mosque-going restrooms, green spaces, and relaxation areas with umbrellas. Hydraulic mechanisms help protect from rain and sunlight.

According to estimates by the Islamic Organization of Latin America, there are about 1,000 Muslims living in Cuba.

Until now, Cuba’s Muslim community has been praying at home or in makeshift prayer places. Friday prayers are currently held at the Casa de los Arabes (Arab House), which mainly serves Muslim diplomats and tourists.

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