Archive for the ‘West Africa’ Category

  • Plateau Mosque in Abidjan – Ivory Coast

    Plateau Mosque in Abidjan – Ivory Coast

    In March 1996, started the building project of the Mosque of Plateau. Over the course of the work, the minaret and the gold blue dome of this beautiful religious building, eventually emerged in the landscape of Plateau, the business district of Abidjan, where the Presidential Palace and the Town Hall also stand. Unfortunately, as it […]

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  • Sidi Yahya Mosque in Timbuktu – Mali

    Sidi Yahya Mosque in Timbuktu – Mali

    Sidi Yahya is a mosque and madrassa of Timbuktu in the West African country of Mali which finished construction in 1440. Sidi Yahya along with Djinguereber and Sankore compose the “University” of Timbuktu. Sidi Yahya’s mausoleum was destroyed on 2 July 2012 following the Battle of Gao and Timbuktu. The sacred legend of this holy […]

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  • Divinite Mosque in Ouakam – Senegal

    Divinite Mosque in Ouakam – Senegal

    La mosquée de la Divinité est une mosquée sénégalaise située à Ouakam, l’une des communes d’arrondissement de Dakar, sur la Corniche-Ouest, en bordure de l’océan Atlantique . La mosquée a été bâtie par Mohamed Gorgui Seyni Guèye1. Ce projet architectural lui aurait été révélé en songe dans la nuit du jeudi 28 au vendredi 29 […]

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  • Djinguereber Mosque in Timbuktu, Mali

    Djinguereber Mosque in Timbuktu, Mali

    The Djinguereber Mosque (Masjid) in Timbuktu, Mali is a famous learning center of Mali built in 1327, and cited as Djingareyber or Djingarey Ber in various languages. Its design is accredited to Abu Es Haq es Saheli who was paid 200 kg (40,000 mithqals) of gold by Musa I of Mali, emperor of the Mali […]

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  • Great Mosque of Saint-louis – Senegal

    Great Mosque of Saint-louis – Senegal

    Great Masjid of Saint-louis – Senegal Address: Grand Mosque St Louis, Senegal ‎ Map for Grand Mosque View Larger Map

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  • sankore mosque in timbuktu – mali

    sankore mosque in timbuktu – mali

    Sankoré Madrasah, The University of Sankoré, or Sankore Masjid is one of three ancient centers of learning located in Timbuktu, Mali, West Africa. The three mosques of Sankoré, Djinguereber Mosque and Sidi Yahya compose the famous University of Timbuktu. Madrasah means school/university in Arabic and also in other languages associated with Muslim people. The Mali […]

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  • La vieille mosque in Bobo Dioulasso – Burkina Faso

    La vieille mosque in Bobo Dioulasso – Burkina Faso

    One of the top amazing mud-brick buildings in the world, the Grand Mosque of Bobo-Dioulasso is one of Burkina Faso’s iconic landmarks. It is an excellent example of Sahel-styled mud architecture. Some people believe that it was constructed on 1880 and others say that it’s 1893. It is similar in style to Djinguereber Mosque in […]

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  • Great Mosque of Niono – Mali

    Great Mosque of Niono – Mali

    Great Mosque of Niono is an architecturally significant mosque located in the city of Niono, in the Ségou Region of southern Mali.The mosque was first constructed in 1948 by a team of bricklayers native to Djenne, and it today occupies 1,800 square meters. It is perhaps the most internationally recognized site in the town of […]

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  • Yaama Mosque in Yaama – Niger

    Yaama Mosque in Yaama – Niger

    The Yaama Mosque is a mosque that was constructed in 1962 in Yaama, a village in the semi-desert region of Niger. Niger is a landlocked sub-Saharan country in Western Africa. Even after more than 60 years of French colonization that ended in 1960, the area is remarkably untouched by outside influence. Thus, when the village […]

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  • Niamey Grand Mosque – Niger

    Niamey Grand Mosque – Niger

    The Grande Mosquée is an Islamic mosque in Niamey, Niger. The largest mosque in the city, it is located along Islam Avenue. Funded with money from Libya, the mosque features a minaret with 171 steps from top to bottom Address: Grande mosquée de Niamey Niamey, Niger ‎ Map for Grande mosquée de Niamey View Larger […]

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