Since we bought Calmeyers gate 8 in 2004, it has been full of life. Rabita has always been much more than just a mosque. We organize activities for everyone of all ages, for children, young people, the elderly, girls and boys, ladies and men. We hold youth camps and family camps, football tournaments, teaching and courses on various topics, offer guidance classes and a conversation partner for those who want it.
This is in addition to the five daily prayers and religious education at several levels. We have a Friday group for new Muslims and our guides often welcome visits from school classes who want to know more – from kindergartens to university students.
Today’s buildings do not reflect who we want to be and do not meet today’s needs.
We have engaged an architect to design a new mosque for us, based on a long wish list from Rabita’s members. His design is inspired by, among other things, the Alhambra in Spain and other large mosques, in combination with Norwegian architecture and culture. The new building will accommodate much more than what we have now and it will be a gift to the city of Oslo. With its stylish design, our new cultural center will help to lift Calmeyers gate and build on the street’s religious and cultural traditions.