Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Nizhny Tagil sets aside plot of land for mosque in Novaya Kushva

The administration of Nizhny Tagil has allocated a plot of land in Novaya Kushva for the construction of a mosque.

The two-story mosque has been situated to serve the Muslim community in the Gornozavodsky administrative district. It will occupy a five-acre plot and will feature classrooms, reading rooms and an area for people to make donations to their favorite charities, Oblastnaya Gazeta reports.

"We visited the Republic of Tartarstan and Chuvashia, seeing mosques," Fanis Hazrat, the chairman of local Muslim group Mahalia, said, according to Oblastnaya Gazeta. "After the discussion we should be looking building, designed for 300 [to] 500 Muslims."

Construction of the mosque is expected to last three years following the laying of the foundation later this year.