TERRITORY West Africa
LEADERSHIP Amadou Bamba clan
ARCHITECTURAL STYLE Islamic Architecture
The GREAT MOSQUE OF TOUBA (French : Grande Mosquée de Touba) is a
Touba, Senegal .It was founded by
Amadou Bamba in 1887 and
completed in 1963, who died in 1927 and is interred inside the mosque.
Since his death the mosque is being controlled by his family. It is
the largest building in the city and one of the largest mosques in
Africa, with a capacity of 7,000. It is the sight of a pilgrimage,
Grand Magal of Touba . Interior of the Great
* 1 Design * 2 Burial * 3 References * 4 External links
The mosque has five minarets and three large domes . The central minaret is 87-metre (285 ft) tall,and is called Lamp Fall,who is a reference to Sheikh Ibrahima Fall, one of Bamba’s most influential disciples.
The immediate vicinity of the mosque houses the mausolea of Amadou Bamba’s sons, the caliphs of the Mouride order. Other important institutions in the center of the holy city include a library, the Caliph’s official audience hall, a sacred “Well of Mercy”, and a cemetery.