Mahmood Mosque, Zürich

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Mahmood Mosque
Mahmud Moschee1.jpg
Mahmood Mosque in Forchstrasse
Basic information
Location Zurich
Geographic coordinates 47°21′18.5″N 8°34′29.8″E / 47.355139°N 8.574944°E / 47.355139; 8.574944Coordinates: 47°21′18.5″N 8°34′29.8″E / 47.355139°N 8.574944°E / 47.355139; 8.574944
Affiliation Ahmadiyya Muslim Community
Architectural description
Architectural type Mosque
Completed 1963
Minaret(s) 1
Minaret height 18 m

The Mahmood Mosque, (German: Mahmud-Moschee) situated in Forchstrasse, Zurich, is the first purpose-built mosque in Switzerland. It is owned and run by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community. The mosque has a minaret, the new construction of which is now banned in Switzerland by popular vote.[1]

The foundation stone was laid on 25 August 1962 by Amatul Hafiz Begum, daughter of the founder of the Ahmadiyya movement, Mirza Ghulam Ahmad. The mosque was inaugurated in June 1963 in presence of Sir Muhammad Zafrulla Khan and City-President of Zurich, Emil Landolt.

The mission in Switzerland was led by Mushtaq Ahmad Bajwa from June 1962 until January 1975.

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