The Muslim community of Seville began in the seventies, when the first Spaniards became Muslims. Since then, it has grown exponentially in one of the largest and most established Muslim communities in Spain. Being one of the few to have four generations of native Spanish Muslims in their families. Certainly they are the reference of Islam in this great city. Today there are more than 25,000 Muslims in Seville.
Over the years the community has expanded with the unstoppable growth of families and increasing the number of new Muslims. The community is also surrounded and supported by several generations, of a large community of immigrants, from Morocco, Algeria, Senegal, etc.
Throughout the years we have had different centers in the city, and now we have one in the heart of Seville, in Plaza Ponce de León, which has been open and full of activity for over 10 years. Since 2000 we began to work on the project of building a mosque in Seville. In 2014 we renovated the project management, and we are currently working on the construction of an Islamic Cultural Center. Because we believe it is not only a necessity for the growing Muslim population in Seville, it will be a big step in returning Islam to its rightful place. To lift and pull Muslims and Islam, from those small centers and garages along the city. It will be a place for expansion, a place of service to Muslims and non-muslims, a place where people can see Islam for its reality and light.
Seville Mosque Foundation was created in 2005 as a legal tool, to represent the Muslims of Seville and for the construction of the Mosque and Cultural Center. The foundation is registered in the Ministry of Education and Culture, CUL / 1679/2005, Number 1091.
The Seville Foundation board is chaired by the president of the Islamic Community in Spain (CIE). All other trustees of the board are key figures to the present and future of the Muslim community in Seville.