Mosque of Islamic Solidarity
|Mosque of Islamic Solidarity|
جامع التضامن الإسلامى
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.
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. In 2015, the Federal Government of Somalia completed formal refurbishments on the mosque's infrastructure.
Capacity and location
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.
- Shay, Shaul (2011). Somalia between Jihad and Restoration. Transaction Publishers. p. 100. ISBN 1412812100. Retrieved 24 January 2015.
- "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.
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