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Thousands Gather to Lay Ljubljana Mosque's Foundation Stone

Ljubljana, 14 September - Thousands of believers and a number of special guests gathered in Ljubljana on Saturday to lay the foundation stone for the first mosque in Slovenia. The head of Slovenia's Islamic community, Mufti Nedžad Grabus, said the long-awaited Islamic cultural centre would be a "common good".

Ljubljana
The laying the foundation stone for an Islamic cultural centre in Ljubljana.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

Ljubljana
The laying the foundation stone for an Islamic cultural centre in Ljubljana.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

Ljubljana
The laying the foundation stone for an Islamic cultural centre in Ljubljana.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

Ljubljana
The laying the foundation stone for an Islamic cultural centre in Ljubljana.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

Ljubljana
The laying the foundation stone for an Islamic cultural centre in Ljubljana.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

Ljubljana
The laying the foundation stone for an Islamic cultural centre in Ljubljana.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

Ljubljana
The laying the foundation stone for an Islamic cultural centre in Ljubljana.
Pictured (left to right): Bosnia-Herzegovina Presidency member Bakir Izetbegović, Slovenian Prime Minister Alenka Bratušek, Qatar Minister of Endowments and Islamic Affairs Ghayth bin Mubarak al-Kuwari, Slovenian Mufti Nedžad Grabus and Ljubljana Mayor Zoran Janković
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

Ljubljana
The laying the foundation stone for an Islamic cultural centre in Ljubljana.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

Ljubljana
Prime Minister Alenka Bratušek addressed the ceremony of laying the foundation stone for an Islamic cultural centre in Ljubljana.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

Ljubljana
The laying the foundation stone for an Islamic cultural centre in Ljubljana.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

Ljubljana
Prime Minister Alenka Bratušek addressed the ceremony of laying the foundation stone for an Islamic cultural centre in Ljubljana.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

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