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Mosque of Rome

I was fortunate to get a chance to pray Juma Salaah at the Mosque of Rome, Europe’s largest mosque. It has an area of 30 000 square meters and can accommodate 12000 people for salaah. The sermon is in Arabic, and the recitation by the Imam was just too beautiful. For Juma, try to get their before 1320 for the sermon (if coming from Roma Termini, leave by 1245).

The mosque’s website http://www.moscheadiroma.org/ is written in Italian, which made it a little difficult for me to find my way there.

To get there from Roma Termini, take Metro Line A to Flaminio, walk out of the underground station to another station on ground level (the Roma Nord line), and head off to Campi Sportivi. Once you get to Campi Sportivi you will see the mosque on the left (about 5 minutes walk).

Note: There is no train ticketing machines at Campi Sportivi. I ran out of time on my 100-minute ticket for a return trip from the mosque. Luckily, one of the guys at the station I asked just gave me a spare ticket (not sure how he had more than one) with time available on it for my return trip to Flaminio and Roma Termini.

Outside the mosque lots of Islamic gifts and halaal food is sold.

The mosque has a ladies section on the side that the minaret stands.

mosque rome minaret

The men’s section was full , almost to capacity from what I saw.


Inside the mosque:

For more history on the mosque, check out this article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mosque_of_Rome

About Zaid

Zaid is an intrepid traveler from South Africa that has traveled to all 7 continents. He loves to explore new destinations, experience new activities and go off the beaten path.
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4 thoughts on “Mosque of Rome

  1. Maasalam,
    Sykran for sharing this blog. I am using this as my guide to visit Rome Mosque. InsyaALLAH, shall update once I return from my trip.

  2. how will I come back on the train when I return??

    Is it possible for me to get the metro from Campo Sportivi station to the Flaminio? so that I can come back to Roma Termini?

    1. Not too sure as I haven’t been there in over a year. The train does return to Flaminio and Roma Termini but I just couldn’t find a ticket vendor at Campi Sportivi. Perhaps just buy 2 before you go

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