Religious communities


There are many Islamic communities in Finland based on different languages and ethnicities. Here are just a few of the largest communities:

Islamic Center
Veturitori 2
00520 Helsinki

The centre has 1500 members making it the largest Islamic community in Finland. It is open daily from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. In addition to services and Quran classes, it provides family counselling and help with officials.

Lönnrotinkatu 22
00120 Helsinki
tel. 09- 278 2551

This organization provides services, a shop with halal meat and other groceries, and a library. They also have an Islamic day care at Mäyrätie 2, tel. 09- 498 775

Al-Iman Mosque, Islamic Multicultural Dawah Center of Helsinki
Munkkiniemen Puistotie 4 A
00330 Helsinki
tel. 09- 241 0526

The centre consists of a prayer hall for men, a separate prayer hall for women, a class room for studies, a kitchen, and a place for ablution.

The Islamic Rahma Center
Kastelholmantie 2
00900 Helsinki
(Puotinharju shopping centre, 2nd floor)
Tel. 09- 34 33 100

The centre has members who speak Arabic, Somali, Finnish, and English.

Masjid Abubakarsadik
Kalastajanmäki 13 D
02230 Espoo

A community formed mostly by Somalis that offers services and childcare.

The Finnish Islamic Association
Fredrikinkatu 33 A
00120 Helsinki
tel. 09- 643 579

The association only accepts people of Turkic origin as members.

Kaunispääntie 5
00970  Helsinki
(09) 671 881

This Shiite community runs Fatemeh Zahra cultural centre open to all. They offer cultural activities and courses and publish a magazine.


Lutheran services in Arabic are held one Sunday a month at the Herttoniemi congregation at 12.30 p.m. On other Sundays there are Bible studies in Arabic at 12.30 p.m. Laivalahdenkaari 5, tel. 050- 517 16 77/Nabil Khoury

Services in English can be found around the Helsinki metropolitan region. One of the most popular ones is held each Sunday at Temppeliaukio Church at Lutherinkatu 3. It is held by the International Evangelical Church that includes Christians from over 25 nations and denominations.

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