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Perched on a floodplain between the Niger and Bani rivers, Djenné has been inhabited since 250BC, making it one of the oldest towns in sub-Saharan Africa. Photo Credit: (Paul de Roos) Located in the arid hinterland of the scorching Sahara Desert in southern Mali, Africa, the Great Mosque of Djenné is a beguiling structure that […]

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By Rabbi David Rosen When political and civic leaders seek to engage religious figures to come together to promote human dignity across sectarian lines and contribute to stability in the region, they have overwhelmingly responded with alacrity. The Amman declaration of July 2005 initiated by His Majesty King Abdullah II Ibn Al Hussein of Jordan, […]

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At the site, an open-air mosque was found, with a prayer niche facing south towards Makkah. Archaeologists in Israel have discovered the remains of one of the world’s oldest rural mosques, built around the time Islam arrived in the region. The Israel Antiquities Authority estimates that the mosque, uncovered ahead of new construction in the […]

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One of the Highest Mosques on Earth Standing at more than 3650 meters above sea level, the Lhasa Great Mosque, also known as Hebalin Mosque, in Tibet, China, is deemed one of the highest mosques in the world. The mosque, originally built in 1716, underwent renovation in 1959, fully transformed to what the building looks […]

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Located in the ‎Northern Region of Ghana, the Larabanga mosque is the oldest in the country and also one of the oldest in West Africa. Built with mud and reeds, the mosque has two tall towers in a pyramidal shape, one for the mihrab and the other as a minaret. Despite the hot temperatures of […]

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Believed to be the first mosque in Africa, Al-Najashi mosque in Ethiopia has been drawing more visitors after been renovated recently by a Turkish aid agency. The mosque is located in the town of Wuqro, 790 kilometers north of Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa, Al-Nejashi mosque is said to be the first mosque in Africa. The […]

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Spanish archaeologists have detected parts of a palace and a building that may be the oldest mosques in Europe, Live Science reported. They use a special geomagnetic instrument to reveal walls and other structures still buried underground. “Thanks to this new geomagnetic survey, we have learned that the space encircled by the city’s walls was […]

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