Reflections on positive contributions of Muslims to pressing local issues.

Solutions to urban problems?

by Yasin Alder

In major western cities, divergent social and economic forces are leading to the breakup of community cohesion. With a change in attitude, Muslim communities could have something to offer.

A typical Mosque & Market scene

Two years ago, the largest mosque in Germany at that time was opened in Duisburg. The building in Duisburg-Marxloh received considerable attention, not only because of its size, but also because its construction was relatively conflict-free. What impact could the construction of mosques have on western cities and what does the Muslim population have to offer in these areas?

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