There had been a mosque on this site previously, but it was so run down that the Union of Islamic Cultural Centres of Belgium (UCCIB) wanted to build a new one. The project was entrusted to Brussels architect Sefik Birkye of Vizzion Architects. The work took four years to complete and the building was opened in June 2015. It can accommodate up to 400 people, and its five levels have a total surface area of 2,630 m². A blend of Brussels Art Nouveau and Ottoman art, the postmodern-style mosque is decorated inside with blue, green and turquoise floral earthenware tiles. This Muslim place of worship also serves as an educational centre offering courses in Islamic religion, sociocultural activities and academic support. This is a way of fostering more diverse social interaction and building bridges between members of the community while maintaining an open, outward-looking attitude.
Guided tours: Sat. & Sun. at 10:00, 11:00, 13:00 and 14:30 (in French).
Please note that the dresscode in the mosque requires ladies to cover their hair when visiting.
In cooperation with E-Guides.
Sat. & Sun., 10:00 to 15:30
Rue Saint-Josse/Sint-Jooststraat 7-11, Saint-Josse-ten-Noode/Sint-Joost-ten-Node
Guided tours and by reservation only