Mosque of Islamic Solidarity

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Mosque of Islamic Solidarity
جامع التضامن الإسلامى
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The Mosque of Islamic Solidarity in Mogadishu, overlooking the Somali Sea.
Basic information
LocationMogadishu
 Somalia
AffiliationIslam
Architectural description
Architectural typeMosque
Completed1987
Minaret(s)1

The Mosque of Islamic Solidarity (Somali: Masaajidka Isbaheysiga, Arabic: جامع التضامن الإسلامى‎) is a mosque located in Mogadishu, Somalia.

History[edit]

The Mosque of Islamic Solidarity was constructed in 1987 with financial support from the Saudi Fahd bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud Foundation. It is the main mosque in Somalia's capital city, and an iconic building in Somali society.[1]

Following the start of the civil war in the early 1990s, the masjid closed down. It was later reopened in 2006 by the Islamic Courts Union, which began raising funds from the business community for intended renovations of parts of the building.[1] In 2015, the Federal Government of Somalia completed formal refurbishments on the mosque's infrastructure.[2]

Capacity and location[edit]

The Mosque of Islamic Solidarity is the single largest masjid in the Horn of Africa. It is capable of accommodating up to 10,000 worshippers. The masjid also overlooks the Somali Sea.[1]

Renovations[edit]

In 2012–2013, the mosque was renovated and rehabilitated by the Starsom Group, a local Somali contractor, under the funding of Turkiye Diyanet Foundation, a non-profit, non-governmental Turkish organization.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Shay, Shaul (2011). Somalia between Jihad and Restoration. Transaction Publishers. p. 100. ISBN 1412812100. Retrieved 24 January 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Weekly Press Conference on the Progress of the Government". Dayniile. 24 January 2015. Archived from the original on 25 January 2015. Retrieved 24 January 2015.

Coordinates: 2°02′09″N 45°19′51″E / 2.03583°N 45.33083°E / 2.03583; 45.33083