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Space: Mosques: Western Europe
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For most Western European countries, mosque building is a new building task; apart from some historical mosques in Andalusia, Islamic architecture was almost non-existent until recently. During the second half of the twentieth century, however, the influx of migrant workers altered that situation gradually. Muslim men and women have arrived, seeking employment or asylum in Western Europe. Most of these European countries are home to permanent, multi-generational Muslim communities with members w…

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Kraft, Sabine, “Space: Mosques: Western Europe”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 01 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0284i>
First published online: 2009

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