Ar-Rahman Mosque hosts Shiite and Sunni Muslims in the capital of North Korea near Iran’s embassy.

As ABNA reported, there is just one mosque in Pyongyang, the capital of North Korea, built by the Iranian embassy, located near the embassy building.

The mosque, named Al-Rahman, drew inspiration from Shiite architecture.


The Iranian embassy allows other Muslims to take part in such religious activities as congressional prayers, Friday prayers and other religious ceremonies.

Every Friday prayers, most Muslims would pray at Ar-Rahman Mosque regardless of their differences in sect.

An Indonesian citizen has shared the mosque’s photos on Instagram.


It is said that there is no freedom of religion in North Korea and the Communist government doesn’t allow unauthorized religious groups to perform their religious activities.


Some religious minorities like Christians and Buddhists possess a limited number of religious sites there.