Abuja National Mosque

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Abuja National Mosque
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Abuja National Mosque
Basic information
Location Abuja,  Nigeria[1]
Geographic coordinates 9°03′39″N 7°29′23″E / 9.06083°N 7.48972°E / 9.06083; 7.48972
Affiliation Islam
Architectural description
Architectural type Mosque
Completed 1984
Specifications
Dome(s) 1 large and 1 small
Minaret(s) 4

The Abuja National Mosque, also known as the Nigerian National Mosque, is the national mosque of Nigeria, a country with a substantial Muslim population (see Islam in Nigeria). The mosque was built in 1984[2] and is open to the non-Muslim public, except during congregational prayers. Ustaz Musa Mohammed is the chief imam.[3]

Location and layout[edit]

The mosque is located in the capital city, Abuja, and is situated on Independence Avenue, across from the National Christian Centre.[4] It includes a library and a conference room.[2]

Support complex[edit]

1 Conference Center 500 persons
Office for Islamic Centre
Residential facilities for Imam and Muazin

Design consultant[edit]

The mosque during Harmattan

AIM Consultants Ltd.
Architects, Engineers, Planners
Quantity Surveyors & Project Managers

General contractor[edit]

Lodigiani Nigeria Ltd.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Google maps. "Location of Abuja National Mosque". Google maps. Retrieved 24 September 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Abuja National Mosque". ArchNet. Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Retrieved 2007-08-08. 
  3. ^ Ozoemena, Charles; Olasunkanmi Akoni; Wahab Abdullahi (2005-11-03). "Sallah: Obasanjo hosts Atiku, others". Vanguard online (Vanguard Media Limited). Archived from the original on 2007-10-09. Retrieved 2007-08-08. 
  4. ^ "Abuja City". Federal Capital Territory website. Federal Capital Territory. Archived from the original on 2007-07-24. Retrieved 2007-08-09. 

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