Built by Carol the I of Romania, between 1900 and 1906, the little mosque is located inside a Bucharest central park with the same name. It was first used in 1906 and it is the oldest gathering place for Muslim people showing a tolerating policy by the royal court of Romania towards religious minorities.

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In 1947 the park was renamed “Parcul Libertatii” and the year 1960 also brought important changes to the place. The mosque, also called a “geamie” in Romanian, a word that was taken over from Ottoman Turkish, was disassembled from its original place and moved 1 km away. Then it was rebuilt behind the buildings.

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Mosque Hidden behind Buildings

According to the Great Mufti`s Office to Muslim Community in Romania starting  with 1987 the mosque`s Imam had been named Aziz Besir Osman, born 15 March 1941 in Techirghiol, Romania, married with Safet since 1964, and father of four children, following Iman Geafar Sami.

Geamia-Mineriat

The Khutba is held in both Turkish and Romanian.

Turkish and Romanian

The little mosque can be now spotted from behind a shop. In the year 1990, a praying room was added.

Muslim Praying Room