Germany: Munich Airport opens Muslim Prayer Room in Terminal 1

Munich Airport has officially opened a newly completed Muslim prayer room in Terminal 1. Last year alone, routes to the Near East accounted for some 870,000 arriving and departing passengers at Munich Airport, and the traffic continues to increase.

Serving as a gateway to the Middle East is Module C in Terminal 1, where airlines such as Emirates, Etihad Airways and Oman Air offer flights to major centers in the region.

In addition to signage in German, English and Arabic, the food services in departure area feature halal menu selections. The prayer room now completes the facilities.

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Contest for the most beautiful Minarets in Europe

The Swiss referendum, which banned the minarets, not only questions the presence of the Muslim minorities in the society but in reality is a severe blow to the Judeo-Christian traditions of tolerance and goodwill. The advocates of the ban disregarded the fact that Muslim communities have always participated actively and contributed in all areas of progress and development of the society.

The minarets as an integral part of the mosques have been very visible in the European landscape for centuries, going back to the times of Moors in Spain, Ottomans in the Balkans and more recently due to the arrival of migrants and refugees from Muslim countries.

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The New Mosque of Granada

The opening of the Mosque of Granada in the summer of the year 2003 celebrates an historic reunion as it looks out in greeting towards the majestic silhouette of the Alhambra and the Sierra Nevada. The Great Mosque as the soul of the Alhambra promises to become a characteristic feature of the landscape of Granada.

The Mosque of Granada signals, after a hiatus of 500 years, the restoration of a missing link with a rich and fecund Islamic contribution to all spheres of human enterprise and activity.

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