When Prophet Muhammad ( pbuh) arrived in Madinah, the first act he performed was the building of a mosque.
To create an environment for the Muslim community in Antwerpen that will allow them to worship and access community development initiatives in the areas of health, education, employment, social and cultural interactionâ€.
To help the community thrive and to build, strengthen and sustain individual family and community lifeâ€.
To facilitate the personal and social development of young people by engaging them in all aspects of a young personâ€™s development â€“ personal, social, educational, political, cultural, spiritual, physical, and vocationalâ€.
A mosque is the building in which Muslims worship God. Throughout Islamic history, the mosque was the centre of the community and towns formed around this pivotal building. Nowadays, especially in Muslim countries mosques are found on nearly every street corner, making it a simple matter for Muslims to attend the five daily prayers. In the West mosques are integral parts of Islamic centers that also contain teaching and community facilities.
From the events of the emigration to Madinah, it is clear that the Prophet, sallallahu `alaihi wa sallam, never stayed in any place unless he built a mosque therein for the believers to gather. He built the Qubaa mosque when he stayed there for four days. He also built a mosque between Qubaa and Madinah when the time of the Friday prayer came while he was in the residence of the tribe of Salimibn Auf in the heart of Ranonaaâ€™ Valley