“Those who spend their wealth in charity day and night, secretly and openly—their reward is with their Lord, and there will be no fear for them, nor will they grieve."

Surah Baqarah, 274

Fundraising Permit Number: RA/2021/1114

About us

The Turku Islamic Cultural Center Foundation is a Turku-based foundation with the aim of providing Muslims living in Turku the opportunity to practice their culture and religion as part of Finnish society.


The foundation promotes the interests of its community members, strengthens their societal engagement and trust in societal institutions, and contributes to the development of the Finnish democratic society and the constitutional state.


The goal of the Islamic Cultural Center is to serve as a common space for Muslims in the Turku region and address the diverse needs of the Muslim community.


The Islamic Cultural Center will include civic activities aimed at strengthening and developing the citizenship, civic skills, integration, and participation of Muslims in Turku.


Activities will be organized in the center with the aim of enhancing community spirit and addressing the social needs of different groups within the community, such as youth, families, and the elderly.


Within the Islamic Cultural Center, there will be businesses and organizations from within the community that will contribute to the vibrancy and diversity of the center’s activities.


At the core of the cultural center, there will be a mosque that, in terms of its space, can bring together the Muslim community in Turku and address the religious needs of the community.

Vision, mission and values

Muslim residents of Turku have the opportunity to practice their religion, maintain their culture, and feel equal in Finnish society. They have a channel to make their voices heard and participate in advancing their own issues and those of the larger society. Our community member feels valued and that they are an important part of a strong community at all stages of life, proud of their Islamic tradition and their identity as residents of Turku.

Derived from the strengths and needs of our community, our mission is to build and maintain a bridge of inclusion and trust between the individual, the community, and society. Through our services, we provide opportunities for the Turku Muslim community to interact and collaborate with the surrounding society. Improving the equality and agency of our community contributes to enhancing the well-being of the entire society.

Freedom of religion and culture are for everyone. The work of the Turku Islamic Cultural Center Foundation is guided by our values of openness, transparency, community, diversity, and Finnishness. This means that we are a diverse muslim community that calls Turku their home and that aims to openly promote its interests in collaboration with other societal actors.

"Sadaqah extinguishes sins like water extinguishes fire."

Hadith, Tirmidhi

Project timeline

12th November 2023.

300.920 €


The idea for the Turku Islamic Cultural Center was discussed for the first time within the Turku Islamic Society.


Turku Islamic Society presented the first proposal to the Turku city for an Islamic cultural center and the land where it could be built. Such a significant project requires preparation, an extensive network, and planning, which were worked on for several years.


The city of Turku approved the proposal, and agreements on the way forward were reached.


The Turku Islamic Cultural Center Foundation was established to lead the project and represent the the muslim community in Turku. In the same year, the foundation received a fundraising permit from the police.


The Turku Islamic Cultural Center Foundation signed a land agreement with the city of Turku. The plans for the building were made and the fundraising began.

“The shade of the believer on the Day of Resurrection is his charity.”

Hadith, Tirmidhi

Board members

Adan Gadid​


Sanni Hulkko


Ibrahim Sehic


Sultan Abdullahi​

Board Member

Abdiwahab Ali​​

Board Member


The Turku Islamic Cultural Center will be built with the support of donations. Anyone who wants to contribute to this important project can make donations. The foundation has a police-approved fundraising permit: RA/2021/1114.

The Turku Islamic Cultural Center Foundation is a separate foundation established by the council of Turku Islamic Society, with the purpose of building and maintaining the Turku Islamic Cultural Center.

The heart of the Turku Islamic Cultural Center will be a mosque, providing space for both women and men to practice their religion and meet their spiritual needs. Additionally, the center will have spaces for for education, youth center and civic services. We believe that all members of the community, from young to old, will find a welcoming place in the Turku Islamic Cultural Center.

Thank you for your willingness to participate in the construction of the Turku Islamic Cultural Center! You can donate money to the Turku Islamic Cultural Center Foundation here. The foundation has a police-approved fundraising permit, which is RA/2021/1114.