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Prague Halal Guide: Mosques, Restaurants & Muslim Food Shops

History of Islam in the Czech Republic

Mosque in Lednice, Czech RepublicThe first person acknowledging Islam visited Prague around 964-965 was ibrahim ibn Jaqub, a merchant from Al Andalus (Spain under the Muslim ruling). His memoirs were later published to become one of the first accounts about Prague and Central Europe in the Islamic world. Later on, during both sieges of Vienna, Ottoman army reached Moravia and commerce between Austria-Hungary and Ottoman Empire rose by the 19th century.

A law from 1912 recognized Islam as "state religion" and officially allowed its presence in the region. The first Muslim community was established in 1934. In 1991 the Center of Muslim communities was established and mosques were opened in Prague and Brno. In 2004 Islam was officially registered and the community is thus eligible to obtain funds from the state.

Nowadays Muslims in Prague and the Czech Republic

Muslims in the Czech republic are from Bosnia-Herzegovina and former countries of Soviet Union also as Egyptian, Syrian, Tunisians and other North Africans and Middle Eastern countries. Hundreds of Muslims in Prague and the Czech republic are also Czech converts.

Mosques in Prague

The Mosque in Prague City Center

Prague Mosque on FridayIslamic Foundation in Prague - Information Center and Mosque in Central Prague
14 Politickych Veznu Street, Praha 1,
Prague, Praha 1 10100, Czech Republic
Politickych Veznu Street is close to the main post office. The Mosque is in front of Istanbul Restaurant. Metro: Muzeum (line A & C)
Phone: +420 224 227 903

The Islamic Center in the center of Prague consists of six parts, men prayer part, women prayer part, W.C for men, W.C for women, library, and office. The mosque is on the upper floor of the Pasaz Jiriho Grossmanna shopping center, above an exchange office. Take the stairs or the elevator up one floor to get to the mosque's entrance.
 
The Mosque in BrnoThe center is opened daily from 12:00 to 22:30 in the summer season and from 11:00 to 21:00 in the winter season. The center offers all information for the new Muslims and also to those interested in Islam. They can communicate by Czech, English, and Arabic. Islamic Foundation in Prague is a nonprofit organization that was created to meet the needs of practicing Muslims in Prague and Czech Republic.

The Big Mosque in Prague 9-Kyje

Islamska nadace v Praze - Prazska mesita
Blatska 1491, 198 00 Prague 9
Phone: (+420) 281 918 876
Fax: (+420) 281 917 414
Metro: Cerny most
Bus: Ronesova

Halal Shops in Prague

Al Barakah Halal Shop, Prague

Address 1: Senovazne namesti 6, Prague 1, Tel: +420 608 937 051
Address 2: Panska 4, Praha 1, Pasaz Cerna Ruze, Tel: +420 608 937 013
Nearest Metro Stop: Hlavni nadrazi Metro, Namesti Republiky Metro
Nearest Tram: Tram Jindrisska, Tram Masarykovo nadrazi, Tram Hlavni nadrazi, Tram Namesti Republiky.

Galaxy Halal Food, Prague

Galaxy Halal Food PragueAddress: Opletalova 20, Prague 1, Tel.: +420 224 282 214
Nearest Metro Stop: Muzeum Metro, Hlavni Nadrazi, Mustek
Nearest Tram: Tram vaclavske namesti, Tram Muzeum, Tram Jindrisska

Farah Halal Shop, Prague

Address: Myslikova 5, Prague 1, Tel: +420 224 930 704
Opening hours: Monday - Friday: 9:00 - 19:00, Saturday: 9:00 - 17:00

Barakat Halal Shop, Prague

Address: Puskinovo nam. 14, Praha 6, Tel: +420 777 666 515

Halalko s.r.o, Prague

Address: Kubelikova 1051/47, Praha 3 - Zizkov, Tel: +420 222 715 714

Halal Meat s.r.o, Prague

Halal Food in groceryBorivojova 76, Praha 3, Tel: +420 222 230 520
Fresh Halal meat, free delivery inside Prague, prepairing celebration and parties, hotels and restaurants catering.

Shalamar Pakistani and Indian Shop, Prague

Address: Lipanska 3, 130 00 Praha 3 - Zizkov, Tel: +420 222 713 522
Opening Times: Monday to Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Saturday from 12:00 to 7:00 p.m. Sunday - Closed
All kinds of Pakistani and Indian spices, Lentils, Basmati rice, Fresh Vegetable, Sweets, Bollywood Movies, Pickles and Chapati Flour.

Halal Restaurant and Fast Food in Prague

Istanbul Kebab, Prague (Turkish fast food)

Istanbul Kebab in PragueAddress: Politickych veznu 933/17, Praha 1 (in front of the Mosque), Tel: +420 777 917 384
Nearest Metro Stop: Metro stops Muzeum and Hlavni nadrazi
Nearest Tram: Tram vaclavske namesti, Tram Muzeum, Tram Jindrisska
Opening hours: Monday - Sunday: 09:00 - 22:00
Great sandwiches and good choice of delicious food in a buffet at reasonable prices.

Hanedan Halal Restaurant (Turkish Cuisine)

Address: Jindrisska 20, Praha 1, Tel:  +420 224 21 53 33
Nearest metro station: Mustek.
Turkish cuisine in an alcohol free restaurant, child-friendly, with disability access and a delivery service.

Hallal Fast Food, Prague (Pakistani Fast food)

Ruzova 10, Prague 1, Tel: +420 222 248 107
Metro: Muzeum
A reasonably priced halal curry in a clean, minimalist atmosphere and delivery at 15kc/km.

Picadilly Halal Gyros, Prague (Fast food)

Prague Doner KebabAddress: Opletalova 928/20, Prague, Tel: +420 60 807 7782
Serves Middle Eastern and Moroccan cuisine, sandwiches, various kinds of pizza, shawerma, kebab, and more.

Chez Amis Halal Fast Food, Prague

Address: Spalena15, Prague, Tel: +420 224 932 277
Opening hours: From 10 am to 8 pm
Located in between the Old Town and New Town, right in front of the Lazarska tram station. Fast food with home cooked flavor, serves gyros, felafel and lamb mains.

Ariana  Restaurant, Prague (Afghan cuisine)

Address: Ramova 6, Praha 1, Tel: +420 222 323 438
Opening hours: Mon - Sun  11am - 11pm
Specialties of Afghan Kitchen, Kebabs and Vegetarian Specialties, Interior in style of Persia, Romantic Atmosphere, Center of historic Prague - 10 minutes from Old Town Square.
Remark: Even though they mention that they are a halal restaurant, they serve alcohol!?

Rana Pakistani Restaurant, Prague

Address: Na Dedince 12, Prague 8, Tel: +420 721 809 084
Opening Hours: Mon - Fri: 11:30 to 23:30 / Sat and Sun: 12:00 to 23:00
Remark: Even though they mention that they are a halal restaurant, they serve alcohol!?

Mailsi Halal Restaurant, Prague (Pakistani Restaurant)

Halal FoodAddress: Lipanska 1, Praha 3, Tel: +420 222 717 783
Getting there: Tram 5, 9 or 26 to Lipanska
Opening hours: Daily: 12:00 - 15:00 / 18:00 - 23:30
All kinds of Pakistani and Indian spices, Lentils, Basmati rice, Fresh Vegetable, Sweets, Bollywood Movies, Pickles and Chapati Flour.
Remark: Even though they mention that they are a halal restaurant, they serve alcohol!?

Important: Not all doner kebab fast food shops in Prague serve halal meat, and some of them even serve pork and alcohol. Most halal shops will have a “halal” sign in the entrance of, better to ask first if the food is halal or not.

Muslim Friendly Accommodation in Prague Apartments

Apartment Attick Klimentska in PragueMuslim family friendly serviced apartments in Prague old town and the Wenceslas Square, a large scale of apartments from tourist standard to high luxury. We provide 24/7 assistance in several languages including Arabic, information about Prague main spots and advices also as the possibility of arranging halal food delivery.

Some of the recommended apartments are apartments Attic Olivova and apartment Attic Klimentska. For more information, please visit our Prague apartments page or feel free to contact us.

Prague "Salat" Prayer Times

References and resources about Islam in Prague and the Czech Republic 

Portal of Islam in the Czech Republic.

Zabihah.com guide to Prague halal eating.

Czech scientist women and men converted to Islam.

First Czech Mosque opens in 1998  (BBC archive).

Islam in the Czech Republic (WikiPedia).

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