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The most important Islamic institutions in France

France is one of the largest and most important countries of the European Union, and it includes millions of Muslims on its soil. Do you know, dear reader, that the Islamic religion in France occupies the second place immediately after Catholic Christianity?

France had opened its doors to immigration since the 1960s, so you will find today's Muslims in France are members of the third or fourth generation of the descendants of these Muslim immigrants.

Perhaps this is the reason that you find there is a widespread spread in the places of worship of Muslims and Islamic institutions in France, so that it has become the third most popular places of worship in France after Catholicism and Protestantism.

The most important Islamic institutions in France

France is one of the largest and most important countries of the European Union, and it includes millions of Muslims on its soil. Do you know, dear reader, that the Islamic religion in France occupies the second place immediately after Catholic Christianity?

Although there is no exclusive and final statistics that accurately show the number of French Muslims, there are some indications that there are at least 4 million Muslims and even more, with a rate exceeding 6% of the total population of France.

Among the most important institutions of Islamic France are the following:

The Great Mosque of Paris

Or is it Paris Grand Mosque This mosque is rightly considered the largest mosque and institutions of Islamic France. It was built in 1922 by the first Muslim immigrants to France, especially the North African immigrants, Algerians and Moroccans.

The area of the mosque is 7500 square meters, and its minaret is 33 square meters.

The mosque architecture is dominated by Andalusian Moroccan character, and its architecture reminds you a lot of the architecture of the Alhambra Palace in Granada, and in general, this mosque represents a unique architectural masterpiece in itself.

The Grand Mosque of France is still operating, and French Muslims pray there.

Tsinguni Mosque

It is also one of the historical mosques in France, built in 1521, or until 1538, and is located in the municipality of Tsingony of the French province of Mayotte, which has the highest proportion of its Muslim population.

The Tsingoni Mosque is a symbol of the French island of Mayotte, and it is still operating today and is an influential Islamic center on that island.

Federation of Islamic Organizations in France

This federation is a French Islamic Union founded in 1983, and it represents the largest French Islamic association and indeed the largest European Islamic association.

French Council for Islamic Faith

It is a French association under the supervision of the Ministry of the Interior in France, concerned with the matter of the Muslims of France in terms of their numbers and statistics, and the organization of the process of building mosques in France and other matters relating to Muslims there.

This council was established in 1901. It plays an important role in coordinating the lives of Muslims in France, such as providing Halal and other eating places.

Turkish Muslims Coordination Committee in France

This council is concerned with the affairs of French Muslims, who are of Turkish origin. Or Muslim Turks residing in France, whether permanent or temporary residence.

There is no doubt that there are many and many other Islamic institutions and societies in France, which have a great influence in the Muslim community that resides in the French state on its breadth.

Since France includes more than two thousand mosques, yes more than two-thirds of them are considered only as a place for group prayer, but there is a large percentage of those mosques that have become Islamic centers working to care for Muslim affairs in France.

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