Picture of the Day

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Abuja Central Mosque

It is also known as the Nigerian National Mosque, so as the name implies, it is the National Mosque of the country. It is located on independence avenue, opposite the National Christian Centre in Abuja.

Five things to know about the Abuja Central Mosque

1. Construction was started in 1984, and completed in 1990.

2. Architecture wise, it sits on 8000sqm , has a 60m high dome which is ribbed on the inside and 4 minarets which are 120m high. It also has characteristic marble motifs and is based on the key concept of Islamic architecture.

3. It includes a conference room which can serve up to 500 people, a library, office for Islamic centre, residential facilities for the Imam and the Muezzin and a religious school. It can also accommodate 20,000 worshippers at the same time.

4. It was built in such a way so that is looks imposing and can be seen from various parts of Abuja. (One of the main reasons I chose it as the picture of the day.)

5. Just like the Sheikh Zayed Mosque in Abu Dhabi, the Abuja Central Mosque is open to the everyone except during congregational prayers. Trained guides are available to assist visitors who are interested in looking around the grounds. Of course for the women, don’t forget you have to dress modestly

Ever been there or seen it? Tell us what you think.

Picture credit goes to my brother mstaxx.

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