Nigerian is a multi religious country and Islam is one of the most popular religions. Today, on travel, we bring you some of the most beautiful mosques in the country.
Taking a trip through Africa, it is not a strange sight to see beautiful mosques and architecture influenced heavily by the religion
Here are five of the most beautiful mosques in Nigeria:
1. Kano Central Mosque, Kano
According to reports, the Great Mosque of Kano as it is referred to was moved to a new site in 1582. It was also rebuilt by Sarkin Kano Abdullahi dan Dabo due to certain ruin between 1855 and 1883.
It was however, destroyed again in 1950s but as a way to thank Nigeria for its role in the World War II, the British Government sponsored the building of a new mosque.
2. National Mosque, Abuja
Located in the heart of Nigeria’s capital city, Abuja, it features a gold dome and four minarets.
Built in 1984, it is open to the non-Muslim public, except during congregational prayers.
3. Bashir Uthman Tofa Mosque, Kano
Located in Gandun Albasa, Kano, the mosque boasts of being an architectural masterpiece.
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The mosque gets its name after Alhaji Bashir Uthman Tofa, a National Republican Convention (NRC) candidate in the annulled Nigeria’s June 12, 1993, presidential election.
4. Ilorin Central Mosque
Located at the centre of Ilorin, the mosque boasts of a capacity of 20, 000 people. The Juma’at Central Mosque also has some very beautiful architectural finishing and modern facilities.
5. Lagos Central Mosque
The mosque is the home of the Chief Imam of Lagos. It is located along Nnamdi Azikiwe Street. It was opened for use in May 1988.
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