The Muslim community in Slovenia is hoping to raise enough money to establish a long-awaited mosque – which would be the first ever built in the country. The city municipality has granted Ljubljana permission for the building and allocated land for the prospective mosque. However, money is needed to secure the building and construction, with a looming deadline that closes at the end of the year.
The Muslim community is seeking help from international Muslim NGOs to help raise the money, and the Islamic sheikhdom of Slovenia has sent letters to governments of several Muslim countries concerning their fundraising initiatives. About 700,000 Euros have been collected far – 3.6 million Euros are still needed.
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