Thessaloniki (IP)- After 100 years, prayer was offered at the historical Yeni Mosque in Greece today.

Iran Press/ Europe: In Thessaloniki, Greece's second-largest city, worshipers offered prayers after a hundred years at the historic Yeni Mosque.

The last prayer was offered in the mosque in 1923, after which almost a hundred years later, the mosque was opened for the local Muslims of the city to offer the Eid-ul-Fitr prayer under the leadership of the Egyptian-born Imam Taha Abdul Qalil.

After opening the mosque at 3 a.m., security clearance was done and then the Muslim community of the city was allowed to enter to offer Eid-ul-Fitr prayers in the morning under the supervision of the police and they offered prayers, after which the citizens were very happy and they visited this historic mosque. They appreciated the government for reopening the historical mosque for prayers.

Yeni Mosque was built by an Italian architect in 1902 for Jews who converted to Islam in the city of Thessaloniki.


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