The great mosque of Tirana

After the fall of communism in Albania, in 1991, Albanian Muslims often complained about being discriminated and still had no central mosque and had to pray in the streets. In 1992, the government started the construction, it has not finished yet.

The first floor of the mosque will include a cultural center and other facilities. The mosque will have the capacity for up to 4,500 people to pray at one time within the mosque. The financing for the mosque’s construction comes from the main state-run Turkish Muslim organization Diyanet