Norway: Ahmadiyya Mosque Opens in Furuset Oslo on Friday

Source/Credit:  /29 September 2011/ Translation by Google

After a long time patiently waiting for the operating permit is ready for the official opening of Baitun Nasr Mosque in Furuset in Oslo. It should have happened a year ago, but Friday is the last. The mosque is not only just the latest addition to religious diversity in Norway, it is Scandinavia’s largest mosque, on a plot at the top of Differences close to a major main roads in and out of Oslo. Beautiful building will be the seat of the Norwegian 1,500 ahmadiyyaer, but can fit no less than 4,500 people.

The Islamic reform-minded sect Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat Norway is disputed. As commentator Inger Anne Olsen, Aftenposten writes the day before the opening:

“They call themselves Muslims, and is probably the most oppressed Muslim community, and one of the smallest. Ahmadiyya is no more widely known among Muslims as Jehovah’s Witnesses are among Christians. Mainstream Muslims look at the Ahmadiyya as heretics, as non-Muslims. ”

Offense Mosque

From before, the city has three buildings listed as mosques. The mosque at Furuset there will be four. Baitun Nasr Mosque was already controversial when the plans became known. A large mosque would become dominant in a “small” neighborhood communities, and make a pre-immigrant urban neighborhood even less “Norwegian”. The building was locally referred to as “the offense mosque.” But the objection has largely silenced. More serious is the fact that the congregation was subjected to threats and building vulnerable to vandalism, among other things, in the form of graffiti, without anyone being held accountable.

The entire project was opposed by the “orthodox” Muslims.

When Baitun Nasr Mosque opens its doors Friday, the vast majority of Oslo’s about 45,000 registered Muslims – plus an unknown number of unregistered – fretted over most of the “heretics” being discussed as if they were Muslims.

All welcome
But the leadership of Rock gave last summer to the NTB said that the mosque would be available to all, including non-Muslims.

And it is confirmed the day before the opening:

– We will promote greater understanding across religions, and we will help to reduce prejudice in society. All are welcome here to ask, even Christians. We have no right to prevent anyone from praying. We will work for a peaceful society, peace and love to all. Do not hate on anyone, says the mosque and Ahmaddiyya spokesman Mahmod Ayaz said.

He confirmed that the mosque has been subjected to threats during the construction process, but fortunately without any serious follow-up received. He is also very pleased that after a somewhat rough start, a good relationship between the church and the community.

Long process
The first thoughts about their own mosque buildings ahmaddiyya congregation was launched as early as 1994. After much back and forth started construction in 1999. After one year, the process stopped because of poor soil conditions at the former landfill. It took almost ten years before the building process was started again. It was resumed in August 2008, and the distinctive building was completed last year. But the church’s patience was put to new tests – the use permit was not issued until this year.

– We now look forward. Our members are very excited. We are very grateful to neighbors and local communities. Finally, we are open, said Mahmod Ayaz. At the opening would Ahmadiyya congregation national leader Zartasht Munir Ahmad Khan welcome Baitun Nasr Mosque. He will also lead the tour of the magnificent building, which is registered for 4,500 people. (© AP)

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17 replies

  1. Congratulations to the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community of Norway for this beautiful Mosque and place of worship. One of the distinctive features of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is that the doors of its mosques are open to everytbody who wishes to pray to the one God. This is in line with the practice of the Holy Prophet of Islam (saw) when he requested a christian delegation from Najran to offer their prayers in his Medina Mosque. I would invite the non-Ahmadiyya Muslims of Norway as well as the non-muslims norwegian brothers/sisters to make good use of the Al-Nasr Mosque too. Too much hatred and vipers have come from other mosques, I hope that this Mosque proves to be a building of true peace for the norwegian people.
    Dr Mohamed Boodhun
    Newfoundland, Canada

  2. NEW MOSQQUE IN NORWAY IS VERY BEAUTIFULL MOSQUE, I PRAY FOR ALL THOSE PEOPLE WHO PATICEPATE IN MAKING THE BEAUTIFULL MOSQUE AND CONGURATLATION TO NO ALL AHMADIYYA JAMAAT OF NORWAY

  3. Congredulation to all members of Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at Norway Jama’at. A very large and beautiful mosque

  4. Love for All, Hatred for None. Congratulations to Ahmadiyya Community in Norway for building such a beautiful mosque. May Allah make it as the center for the propagation of the peaceful message of Islam. May it be a source of symbol of peace in Norway.

  5. Congratulations to the community on building the largest mosque of scandanavia.We hope slogans of peace and harmoney will always be raised from this mosuque.
    Ahmaddiya Muslim Community build the largest mosque of Europe in united kingdom and this mosque is great contribution to society.IT is symbol of peace and open to the members of society.

  6. Aslamo Alaikum to all ,
    Islam teaches us that there must be freedom of religion – in belief and in practise- for peace in society.This is emphasised to such an extent that the Holy Prophet (saw) offered his mosque to a Christian delegation from Najran to offer their prayers.This alone should be sufficient to demonstrate that islam defends absolutely the freedom of religion.
    This complete freedom in matters of faith is the spirit of religious freedom in Islam that was given to the world over 1400 years ago and the same spirit and teaching that is so relevant even to this day.
    (Muzaffar Ahmad Qamar )
    Rabwah Pakistan
    00923216713023

  7. Barak Allah o lakum

    masha Allah very beautiful mosque. May Allah keep this and all the other mosques fully populated with momineen and momnaat aameen.

    wassalaam

    Kaleem Ahmad

    Samanabad Lahore

  8. Muzaffar Ahmad Sahib,

    Assalaam o aalaykum

    I like and agree with your comment.

    Jazak Allah wa ahsan al jazah

    Kaleem Ahmad
    Samanabad Lahore

  9. AOA,

    MASHALLAH VERY BEAUTIFUL MOSQUE, THANK’S GOD. NOW IT’S OUR RESPONSIBILITY TO GET BENEFIT’S OF MOSQUE I MEAN ABOUT NAMAZ,……………LOVE FOR ALL, HATRED FOR NONE.. KHUDA HAFIZ

  10. subhanawlaa masjid yang sangat indah semoga tuhan membaantu membangun masjid masjid di seluru penjuru dunia untuk bersujud padanya.walaupun banyak mesjid ahmadiah di indonesia banyak yang di hanhcurkan oleh orang yang mengaku paling muslim tapi Tuhan menggantinya dengan yang lebih indah saya dari indonesia ikut senang.Mubarak

  11. SUBHANAWLAH,MASJID YANG SANGAT INDAH SEMOGA TUHAN SELALU MEMBERKATI MESJID INI.TERNYATA TUHAN SELALU MEMBANTU ORANG ORANG AHMADIYAH YANG INGIN MENDIRIKAN TEMPAT IBADAH DENGAN MUDAH,SAYA SEORANG BANATH DARI MANISLOR INDONESIA INGIN JUGA PUNYA MASJID YANG INDAH.SALAM UNTUK BANATH NORWEGIA DARI AMATUL WAHED

  12. as-salamu-alay-kum
    we are two mulims nationality bangladesh interested to co come first week of next mounth for searching job in oslo. now we live in italy. can you help us.
    your faithfuly
    kamruddin ahmed
    & other

  13. Congredulation to all members of Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at Norway. this is a great mosque,i pray to almighty Allah to give me chance to come there and pray in this mosque.

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