Bismillahi Rahmani Rahim
(In the name of God, the Merciful, the Merciful)
Since the 1970s, the number of inhabitants in Nieuwegein with an Islamic faith has grown considerably. During the time, the Muslim inhabitants in Nieuwegein noticed that there was a need for a common place where Muslims could come together.
The lack of this led to the establishment of association “Islamic Cultural and Educational Center Sirat” (literal translation: the bridge). Because the association also wanted to function as a bridge between the inhabitants of Nieuwegein and their loved ones with a building on the Hildo Kropstraat as their home port.