Abuja National Mosque

History of the Abuja National Mosque

The Abuja National Mosque, also known as the Nigerian National Mosque, is a significant landmark in the Federal Capital Territory of Abuja. The mosque was built during President Shehu Shagari’s administration when it was decided to relocate Nigeria’s capital from Lagos to Abuja. 

This magnificent structure dominates the Abuja skyline and can be seen from miles away. It is situated in the heart of Independence Avenue in Abuja, Nigeria. 

Within its walls, the National Mosque houses an Islamic center, a conference room, and a library. There are also living quarters for the Imam of the mosque and other religious leaders. The mosque has a massive golden dome that is breathtakingly beautiful, making it the mosque’s most eye-catching feature.

The mosque has been open for nearly four decades and has always been well-maintained. It is said to be open for visits by the general public, non-Muslims, and tourists when congregational prayers are not being held. Apart from its tourist attraction, the mosque remains a symbol of Nigerian cultural and religious history.

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