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ALL-UKRAINIAN ASSOCIATION OF SOCIAL ORGANISATIONS

Lviv Muhammad Asad Islamic Cultural Centre

This was the first Islamic Centre named not after the Organisation situated in it, but after a prominent Muslim figure of world importance who was born and raised in the city.Muhammad Asad (name at birth — Leopold Weiss, born in 1900 in Lviv) has made a great input in evolution of Islam all over the world. Having decided to mark the beginning of his new life with a new name, he depicted the influence Prophet Muhammad had on the young man in his first name. As for the last name, it seems that he tried to preserve his Lviv origin in it (Ukr. “Lviv” — “Lion’s City”, Ar. “Asad” — “Lion”).

At Lviv ICC, office of Social Organisation “En-Nebras” is situated.

Besides, you can find there at your service:

— prayers hall (mosque);

— library with various data storage devices in Russian and Arabic (numerous literature, CDs, audiotapes and VHD on Islam and Oriental Culture);

— Sunday School of Arabic Language and Oriental culture.

One can also hold the ceremony of nikah (religious marriage), janazah prayer (funeral prayer), cering.

Lessons on Fiqh, Qur’an and history of Islam are held at the Centre as well.

Address: 29a Abraham Lincoln Str., Lviv, 79068

Tel. +38(093) 554 96 14 (Alan)

E-mail: lviv82@yahoo.com

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