Islamic Cultural Center of Madrid

Islamic Cultural Center of Madrid is also commonly called as M30 mosque or Masjid M30 among us. It is because the mosque is located near the M30 expressway. 

When I blogged about Madrid Central Mosque back in January 2013, I had some confusion where I thought there was only one mosque in Madrid. This was before I got married in September 2013.

Madrid Islamic Cultural Center
Madrid Islamic Cultural Center

The picture above is Islamic Cultural Center of Madrid and it is also a mosque. Not until I have arrived in Madrid that I know there are actually two different mosques!

One is Abu Bakar Mosque (Madrid Central Mosque) which is near Estrecho Metro Station, Line 1. You can read more about Madrid Central Mosque here. 

Islamic Cultural Center of Madrid is near to:

  • Barrio de la Concepcion Metro Station, Line 7 ( on right of the map)
  • Parque de Las Avenidas Metro Station, Line 7

Both metro stations are one station apart. Depending where you are from you could reach either of them first. 

If you decide to walk from Barrio de la Concepcion Metro Station, you will find many halal shops but not from Parque de Las Avenidas.

Masjid M30

However, the view from Parque de Las Avenidas is prettier. IMO. You will walk pass a bridge over the M30 expressway with view like this as in the picture. 

Barrio de la concepcion Metro station

Duration and walking distance is shorter though from Barrio de la Concepcion Metro Station.

Our visit to Madrid Islamic Cultural Center

Me and my husband most of the time frequent Abu Bakar Mosque for Friday prayer instead of Islamic Cultural Center because of the distance from our house. By metro it is more than one hour to here.

The night view at this center is amazing as flashes of light surround the building. So far, I have been to Islamic Cultural Center of Madrid twice (as of writing).
 
It is obviously bigger from Abu Bakar Mosque and the facilities are better. The area also has a decent parking lot plus a tiny park where some of the Muslims sell food and stuff after Friday prayer.
 
I was hoping to meet at least another Malaysian woman or Indonesian but so far there were none. I just feel the need to speak Malay sometimes. Arghh!! The loneliness is killing me slowly..
 
Most of the attendees of the mosque are Arabs from many regions. Mostly from Morocco, Algeria and Syria. The khutbah was given in Standard Arabic language too so I just quietly listened with little to no comprehension. 
 
Here, I met a few of my husband’s friends too.
 
Funny…the first question that they asked me.
“Do you speak Arabic?” I said no.
“Then, how can you understand Al-Quran and your prayer?” Bummer…hehe. I read the translation in Malay or English.
Laban with barley
I tried eating Moroccan sour milk called Laban and the seller put some wheat or oatmeal like that. Kinda sour… Yup, it was sour and served cold. Because I was hungry, I devoured most of it. ^^
 
Maybe someday I will go here again. The Islamic Cultural Center of Madrid seems to have many programs prepared and I might just participate.
Read more..  Pengalaman dijangkiti Covid-19 di Spain

3 thoughts on “Islamic Cultural Center of Madrid”

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  2. Assalamualaikum Kak Yatie,

    Maafkan saya sangat2 sebab saya memang dah lama sangat tak tengok bahagian komen atas masalah teknikal blog tak bagi notification untuk komen.

    Apa pun, tarikh 13 March 2020 tu terlalu jauh untuk saya confirmkan. Saya ada plan untuk pulang visit family kat Malaysia sekitar tarikh tu jugak jadi boleh tak akak PM saya dalam Feb 2020 supaya saya blh cfm skali lagi.

    Terima kasih

  3. As salamm Zarina, I am Yatie from Shah Alam. My friends and i, insyaAllah ber-6 atau ber-8 where 3 or 4 adalah muslim akan ke Spain & Portugal on 9 – 21 March 2020. Kami ber-6 dah beli tiket, tertinggal 2 orang yang masih contemplating.

    Saya nak bertanya secara ikhlas kepada Zarina jika Zarina sudi membantu kami. Rancangannya begini:- pada 13 March 2020 which falls on a friday, kami yang muslim ini merancang nak ke the Madrid Islamic Center – maybe sebelah petang atau at least dapatlah solat berjemaah di sana. Saya nak tanya secara ikhlas dengan Zarina if you could bantu kami sebab ini adalah kali pertama kami ke Spain. Kami semua adalah rakan-rakan sejak zaman primary school, sejak berusia 7 tahun dan pada tahun 2020 ini kami berusia 55 tahun. Acara solat berjemaah di masjid ini adalah acara kami jika pergi melancung bersama rakan-rakan. We did the same in Krabi 2 years back & last year in Paris.

    Now back to minta pertolongan Zarina. Wondering if it is too much to ask or if it is a lot of hassle if you help to pick us up from Espahotel near Plaza Espana and drive us to the Islamic Center, we spend sometime there, we go for dinner together & you help send us to our hotel safe & sound. Please quote me a cost for this. Please do not get offended with my request. It is a genuine request from a group of mussafir. Kalau Zarina tidak merasa selesa dengan permintaan ini, perhaps you could purpose to me, siapa yang boleh kami approach untuk memastikan kami mendapat laluan yang mudah untuk tujuan ke Islamic Center Madrid ini. Thanks so much Zarina for reading my message.

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