Invitation to the opening of the
Alt-Moabit 24, 10559 Berlin
In a world where Islam is often linked to terrorism in people’s minds, we decided to take a stand and reclaim our religion.Our goal is to work for a humanistic Islam and its compatibility with democracy and human rights.
To accomplish this goal, we decided to establish the Ibn Rushd- Goethe-Mosque, which is grounded on a humanistic, secular and liberal reading of Islam.
At the 16th and 17th June we will celebrate the grand opening of our new Mosque and invite you all to celebrate with us.
Because of the limited number of places, we would like you to confirm your participation beforehand. Kindly specify in the confirmation, if you would like to join at the 16th or/and 17th June.
d looking forward to seeing you
Program ON Friday, June 16
10:00 Press Conference
13:10 – 14:10 Friday prayer
Athan (Ani Zonneveld)
Prayer ( Dr. Elham Manea and Prof. Dr. Abdel-Hakim Ourghi)
Sermon (Seyran Ateş)
Religious chants (Ani Zonneveld, U.S.A)
14:30 – 15:30 Imam and Pınar Özgül, kurdish music
15:30 -17:30 Alevi Semah and music
17:30 – 18:00 Break
18:00 – 19:00 The Rumi Project: songs and poems of the sufi poet Rumi
19:00 – 19:30 Break
19:30 – 20:30 Bazar andalus: Convivencia
21:30 Iftar (fast breaking)
Program on Saturday, June 17
10:00 Introduction to the day’s program
10:15 Short lecture by Marc Eggert on Ibn Rushd (titular saint of mosque)
10:30 Short lecture by Elham Manea on Goethe (titular saint of mosque)
10:45 – 11:00 Short break
11:00 – 12:30 Panel discussion – The Future: A European Islam?
Prof. Dr. Udo Steinbach
Dr. Elham Manea
Prof. Dr. Gudrun Krämer
12:30 – 13:30 Break and time for noon prayer (Dhur)
13:30 Reports from other countries
Jasmin El Sonbati, Schwitzerland
Ani Zonneveld, USA
Jesper Petersen, Denmark
Efgani Dönmez, Austria
14:30 – 16:00 Panel Discussion – Is Islam reformable?
Prof. Dr. Susanne Schröter
Prof. Dr. Abdel-Hakim Ourghi
Prof. Dr. Mouhanad Khorchide (requested)
16:00 – 16:30 Break
16.30 – 18:00 United in Diversity – a dialog
Yazidis ( Düzen Tekkal – requested)
Jews (Lala Süsskind – requested)
Christians (Dr. Andreas Goetze)
Alevi (Ali Ertan Toprak)
Sunni (Jasmin El Sonbati)