The diversity of Islam can be seen in our beautiful architecture and places of worship around the world; this week we are looking at this beautiful mosque located in the village of Kruszyniany, in Poland.
Here are five facts about the Kruszyniany Mosque:
Finding a mention of the oldest wooden mosque in #Poland @sharjahmuseums in the #UAE left me feeling connected. The mosque dates back to the 18th century and has been used ever since by the #Tatars in #Kruszyniany, a village on our eastern border. 🕌🇵🇱 pic.twitter.com/NoVvTHHVYD
— Maria Stankiewicz (@MariaStankiewcz) January 16, 2019
Meczet Kruszyniany, Poland
Reminiscent of old Christian timber churches, this rustic mosque was built by Muslim Tartars in the late 17th Century. It is separated into 2 rooms – the male & female prayer spaces. Walls in main prayer hall are adorned with verses from the Qur’an. pic.twitter.com/FWNqtRnLNu
— Yousafzai Tactical (@YusfzaiTactical) April 25, 2019
Sobat jak Masjid Kruszyniany ini jadi saksi perjuangan muslim di Polandia selama beberapa abad. #muslim #islam #traveler #travel #polandia #poland #mosque #masjid #kruszynianymosque #infounik #jakarta #jaktv #indonesia #ramadhan #ramadan #ramadankareem pic.twitter.com/WnayJybelm
— Jak tv My City My Tv (@JaktvCom) May 24, 2019
They are group of Turkic and mongol people who live in Asia and Europe. Muslim Tartars living in Poland, Lituania and Belarus are known as Lipka Tartars; they first settled in the village of Kruszyniany after it was assigned for them to live in by King John Sobieski.
Israa is a Creative writing and English literature graduate, and currently volunteers for a few charities. In between her routine of nerding out over Dungeons and Dragons, and obsessively eating strawberries, she spends her time writing as much as she can.