Cuenca Muslims welcome everyone to their mosque

Approximately 200 Muslims, most of them from Pakistan, get together to pray every Friday in a mosque at Calle Larga and Benigno Malo in Cuenca. “We want to show that our culture is not what some people think. Our religion promotes peace and solidarity and that’s what we want people to know,” says Shahid Iqbal, one of the mosque’s organizers. He adds that the local Muslim community wishes to share its culture with Cuencanos. “Everybody can participate. We don’t want to exclude anyone,” Shahid says. The Cuenca mosque is decorated with images of Pakistan and Arabic script from the Koran…

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