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Islam Tariqa
Tariqa
order

Municipality Touba

Territory West Africa

State Senegal

Province Mbacké

Region Diourbel

Country Senegal

Status Mosque

Leadership Amadou Bamba
Amadou Bamba
clan

Architectural description

Architectural type Mosque

Architectural style Islamic
Islamic
Architecture

Capacity 7,000

The Great Mosque
Mosque
of Touba (French: Grande Mosquée de Touba) is a mosque in Touba, Senegal.It was founded by Amadou Bamba
Amadou Bamba
in 1887 and completed in 1963. Bamba died in 1927 and is interred inside the mosque.[3]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.[3] It is the site of a pilgrimage, the Grand Magal of Touba.

Interior of the Great Mosque

It is the home of the Mouride
Mouride
Brotherhood, a Sufi
Sufi
order.

Contents

1 Design 2 Burial 3 References 4 External links

Design[edit] 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
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. Burial[edit] Amadou Bamba, buried inside the mosque. References[edit]

^ http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-14344082 ^ http://www.beautifulmosque.com/great-mosque-in-touba-senegal ^ a b "The Mourides: Inside the grand mosque in Touba, Senegal". BBC News. 4 August 2011. Retrieved 14 April 2014. 

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[2]

Islam Tariqa
Tariqa
order

Municipality Touba

Territory West Africa

State Senegal

Province Mbacké

Region Diourbel

Country Senegal

Status Mosque

Leadership Amadou Bamba
Amadou Bamba
clan

Architectural description

Architectural type Mosque

Architectural style Islamic
Islamic
Architecture

Capacity 7,000

The Great Mosque
Mosque
of Touba (French: Grande Mosquée de Touba) is a mosque in Touba, Senegal.It was founded by Amadou Bamba
Amadou Bamba
in 1887 and completed in 1963. Bamba died in 1927 and is interred inside the mosque.[3]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.[3] It is the site of a pilgrimage, the Grand Magal of Touba.

Interior of the Great Mosque

It is the home of the Mouride
Mouride
Brotherhood, a Sufi
Sufi
order.

Contents

1 Design 2 Burial 3 References 4 External links

Design[edit] 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
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. Burial[edit] Amadou Bamba, buried inside the mosque. References[edit]

^ http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-14344082 ^ http://www.beautifulmosque.com/great-mosque-in-touba-senegal ^ a b "The Mourides: Inside the grand mosque in Touba, Senegal". BBC News. 4 August 2011. Retrieved 14 April 2014. 

External links[edit] Media related to Grande Mosquée de Touba at Wikimedia Commons

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[2]

Islam Tariqa
Tariqa
order

Municipality Touba

Territory West Africa

State Senegal

Province Mbacké

Region Diourbel

Country Senegal

Status Mosque

Leadership Amadou Bamba
Amadou Bamba
clan

Architectural description

Architectural type Mosque

Architectural style Islamic
Islamic
Architecture

Capacity 7,000

The Great Mosque
Mosque
of Touba (French: Grande Mosquée de Touba) is a mosque in Touba, Senegal.It was founded by Amadou Bamba
Amadou Bamba
in 1887 and completed in 1963. Bamba died in 1927 and is interred inside the mosque.[3]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.[3] It is the site of a pilgrimage, the Grand Magal of Touba.

Interior of the Great Mosque

It is the home of the Mouride
Mouride
Brotherhood, a Sufi
Sufi
order.

Contents

1 Design 2 Burial 3 References 4 External links

Design[edit] 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
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. Burial[edit] Amadou Bamba, buried inside the mosque. References[edit]

^ http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-14344082 ^ http://www.beautifulmosque.com/great-mosque-in-touba-senegal ^ a b "The Mourides: Inside the grand mosque in Touba, Senegal". BBC News. 4 August 2011. Retrieved 14 April 2014. 

External links[edit] Media related to Grande Mosquée de Touba at Wikimedia Commons

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