Taipei Cultural Mosque

mosque in Zhongzheng, Taipei, Taiwan

The Taipei Cultural Mosque (Chinese: 台北文化清真寺; pinyin: Táiběi Wénhuà Qīngzhēnsì) is a mosque in Taipei, Taiwan. It is the third mosque in Taiwan.[2]

Taipei Cultural Mosque
Governing bodyChinese Muslim Youth League
LocationNo. 3, Lane 25, Sec. 1, Xinhai Road, Zhongzheng,[1] Taipei, Taiwan
Geographic coordinates25°1′9.80″N 121°31′40.62″E / 25.0193889°N 121.5279500°E / 25.0193889; 121.5279500
Architect(s)Huang Mo-chun
Architectural typemosque
Completed1950 (original building)
1982 (current building)

History change

The mosque was originally built in 1950 at Roosevelt Road in Taipei. Because of the expansion of roads a few year later, the mosque was moved to Xinhai Road. It was reopened in 1983. The mosque was inaugurated by the Ambassador of Saudi Arabia to the ROC, Assad Abdul Aziz Al-Zuhair. The mosque was renovated on April 2010 with help from the Indonesian Economic and Trade Office to Taipei.

Architecture change

The mosque is a building with five floors. It has Islamic traditional culture and modern architecture.

Activities change

The mosque serves as the headquarters of the Chinese Muslim Youth League. It also houses the office of the Taiwan Halal Integrity Development Association, a group that issues Halal certification to food products produced in Taiwan for Muslims to eat. The mosque also has dormitories for Muslim travelers and foreign missionaries to stay.

Funding change

It is not like Taipei Grand Mosque, which is heavily supported by the ROC government and Kuomintang. Taipei Cultural Mosque depends heavily on private donations. This makes it a purely civilian mosque concentrating on religious affairs.

References change

  1. "National Taiwan University, No. 1, Section 4, Luósīfú Road, Daan District, Taipei City, Taiwan". Google Maps. Retrieved 21 April 2014.
  2. "Taipei Cultural Mosque". IslamicFinder. Archived from the original on 2019-02-16. Retrieved 2019-02-15.