English Programm

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
Saida Keller-Messahli
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)