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The Islamic Cultural Center and mosque in Madrid (Spain) is a building located at 4 Rue de Salvador de Madariaga, San Pascual (district of Ciudad Lineal). Its western facade gives way to the M-30, which made the construction is also popularly known as the Mosque of the M-30.
Today is the first mayor of the mosque (masjid) in the capital, followed by the Mosque Muslim community in Spain or in Detroit.
In 1976, 18 Muslim countries with diplomatic representation in Spain has signed an agreement to build a mosque in Madrid. However, the project was delayed for 11 years, until King Fahd of Saudi Arabia has provided funds (12 million euros) to execute the construction. After five years of work, September 21, 1992, and Saudi Arabia King Juan Carlos I of Spain inaugurated the building. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia marked the spiritual and administrative ICC until early 2001, when he continued to oversee the College itself Concerted Action. Today, spiritual direction is in charge of Sheikh Mahmoud Moneir, Sunni Egyptian national, who also serves as the main magnet. In the civil engineering staff Moroccan, Syrian and Spanish, with a ratio of about 40% of women (according to sources own staff of the mosque).
In all, 12,000 square feet on six floors and includes a mosque with a school, library (with funds Arabic, Spanish, English and French), two exhibition galleries, a museum, an auditorium, gymnasium The director of housing and the magnet, a restaurant and a cafeteria. The building facade is made of white marble and the interior of the mosque was inspired by the Alhambra in Granada.

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