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 during Harmattan

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]

The complex includes a conference centre capable of serving five hundred persons, the office for the Islamic Centre, and residential facilities for the imam and muezzin. During construction, the general contractors were Lodigiani Nigeria Ltd., while design consultancy was provided by AIM Consultants Ltd.

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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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