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History of the Berlin Mosque and Mission

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Prominent historical visitors to the Berlin Mosque, including Nobel laureates Albert Einstein, Thomas Mann and Herman Hesse.


90 years of the Berlin Mosque

Die Berliner Moschee is a 30-page booklet in English, published in October 2014, chronicling the history of the Berlin Mosque. It begins with the background to the building of this Mosque and takes the account up to the present times.

Click on the image of the cover of the book, shown below, to open the book in pdf format.

Cover of booklet


Articles and news from the archives

In the list below, we have made accessible articles and items of news from the archives of magazines and newspapers relating to the Berlin Mosque and Mission and the work of the Ahmadiyya Anjuman Lahore in Berlin. Images of the original printed items can be seen through the links below. The Light was the English organ of the Ahmadiyya Anjuman Isha‘at Islam Lahore, published from Lahore, which started publication in December 1921.

From before the Second World War

  1. Id-ul-Fitr in Berlin, May 1923, reported by Maulana Sadr-ud-Din (The Light, 16 June 1923).
  2. ‘The Mosque in Berlin’, News of purchase of land for building Mosque (The Light, 16 July 1923, see foot of column 2).
  3. A warning about the German Mark, by Maulana Sadr-ud-Din (The Light, 16 July 1923)
  4. Eid Qurban (Id-ul-Adha) in Berlin, July 1923, Part I, reported by Maulana Sadr-ud-Din (The Light, 16 September 1923, see foot of column 2)
  5. Eid Qurban (Id-ul-Adha) in Berlin, July 1923, Part II, reported by Maulana Sadr-ud-Din (The Light, 1 October 1923)
  6. Dr Hugo Marcus declares his acceptance of Islam (The Light, 16 May 1925)
  7. Muhammad’s Personality: The First Democrat Prophet, by Dr Hugo Marcus (The Light, 1 September 1925)
  8. Letter to The Light replying to false charges against the Berlin Mission (The Light, 24 June 1933)
  9. Id-ul-Fitr at the Berlin Mosque, January 1934, reported by Dr S.M. Abdullah (The Light, 24 February 1934).
  10. Id-ul-Adha at the Berlin Mosque, March 1934, reported by Dr S.M. Abdullah (The Light, 1 May 1934).
  11. Two lectures at the Berlin Mosque in April 1934, reported by Dr S.M. Abdullah (The Light, 1 June 1934).
  12. Letter by the Imam about the Berlin Muslim Mission, by Dr S.M. Abdullah (The Light, 1 July 1934). Added 26 October 2019
  13. Letter with news of the Mission, by Dr S.M. Abdullah (The Light, 1 August 1934). Added 26 October 2019
  14. Lectures in the Berlin Mosque, July 1934, by Dr S.M. Abdullah (The Light, 24 August 1934). Added 26 October 2019
  15. Letter with news of the Mission, by Dr S.M. Abdullah (The Light, 8 November 1934). Added 26 October 2019
  16. Firdausi Festival at the Berlin Mosque, December 1934, reported by Dr S.M. Abdullah (The Light, 24 January 1935).
  17. Ramadan celebrated in Berlin, December 1934, reported by Dr S.M. Abdullah (Young Islam, 1 February 1935).
  18. Id-ul-Fitr at the Berlin Mosque, January 1935, reported by Dr S.M. Abdullah (The Light, 16 February 1935).
  19. Activities at the Berlin Mosque, February 1935, reported by Dr S.M. Abdullah (The Light, 8 March 1935).
  20. Id-ul-Adha at the Berlin Mosque, March 1935, reported by Dr S.M. Abdullah (The Light, 8 April 1935).
  21. Berlin Mission activities, October–December 1937 including Id-ul-Fitr (The Light, 8 January 1938). Added 26 October 2019
  22. 1938:

  23. Id-ul-Adha at the Berlin Mosque, February 1938 (The Light, 1 March 1938) Added 9 February 2020
  24. Activities at the Berlin Mosque, March 1938 (The Light, 24 April 1938) Added 9 February 2020
  25. Dr S.M. Abdullah returns from Lahore to Berlin via Pilgrimage to Makkah and visit to Arab countries (The Light, 1 May 1938 and 16 May 1938). Added 26 October 2019
  26. Activities at the Berlin Mosque, April 1938 (The Light, 24 May 1938) Added 9 February 2020
  27. Activities at the Berlin Mosque, May 1938 (The Light, 1 June 1938) Added 9 February 2020
  28. Activities at the Berlin Mosque, June 1938 (The Light, 8 July 1938) Added 9 February 2020
  29. Activities at the Berlin Mosque, July 1938 (The Light, 16 August 1938) Added 9 February 2020
  30. In Memoriam: About Dr Mirza Azeez-ur-Rahman by his wife Mrs Luise Zubaida Mirza (The Light, 16 August 1938) Added 9 February 2020
  31. — For photo and obituary of Mrs Luise, see this link at our Woking Muslim Mission website.

  32. Islam in Germany (The Light, 8 October 1938). Added 29 October 2019

From after the Second World War

  1. Berlin Mosque survives the Second Wold War
  2. Reuter’s report on the re-opening of the Berlin Mosque under new Imam in 1949
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