MOSCOW, April 16. /TASS/. Muslim believers in Russia have raised 850,000 rubles ($17,000) in donations to a mobile mosque which will become a place for Muslim worship in faraway areas with no mosques nearby, said the organizers of the campaign — a team of the Muslim HalalGuide navigator.
While preparations to set off the mobile mosque on a journey along the streets of the city of Kazan continue the authors of the project have been conducting negotiations with the Moscow government so as to let the mobile mosque move into the Russian capital. "We expect no obstacles because a similar vehicle — a mobile synagogue — the Mitzvah Tank, has been running along Moscow streets for several years," the HalalGuide press service said.
The mobile mosque has special space for Muslin rites, a mini-room for prayers and a mini cafe room where Halal meals are served.
The mobile mosque will provide services free of charge; all one needs is to summon it on the assigned website, and the mosque is sure to arrive.