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Quick Looks: The Wooden Mosque of Kruszyniany, Poland

by in World on 18th January, 2021

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:

  • The mosque is made out of wood!
  • It’s the oldest Tartar Mosque in Poland.
  • There is a cemetery adjacent to the mosque.

  • The earliest record of the mosque dates back to 1717, although its is deemed likely that it was constructed much earlier than that.
  • Ministry of Cultural and National Heritage provided funding to mosque in 2008 to have it fitted with a safety system.

Who are the Tartar Muslims?

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 Abid

Israa Abid

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.