Italian Mosque Football League Formed

A multi-faith football (soccer) league has been recently organized by an Islamic Center in the city of Milan. The league intended to see several teams vie for the “mosque cup” in the Milan stadium. Eight teams from across the northern Lombardy province completed in a one-day competition organized by the mosque. The initiative is part of celebrations marking the 20th anniversary of its Al-Rahman mosque – the first mosque built in Italy. Teams represented local mosques, Catholic churches, and one team was comprised of inter-faith members.

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Culture fest marks mosque’s 20th anniversary

The mosque in Milan is commemorating its 20th anniversary during the latter half of the month of October. The Al-Rahman mosque, the first mosque in Italy built with a dome and minaret, is holding a series events from October 16th to 30th, in joint cooperation with the Milan branch of the Young Muslims of Italy. Art exhibitions, special dinners, and several prominent Muslim figures will be giving talks to mark the anniversary, including Swiss intellectual Tariq Ramadan.

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