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MUNICIPALITY Touba

TERRITORY West Africa

STATE Senegal
Senegal

PROVINCE Mbacké

REGION Diourbel
Diourbel

COUNTRY Senegal
Senegal

STATUS Mosque
Mosque

LEADERSHIP Amadou Bamba clan

ARCHITECTURAL DESCRIPTION

ARCHITECTURAL TYPE Mosque
Mosque

ARCHITECTURAL STYLE Islamic Architecture

CAPACITY 7,000

The GREAT MOSQUE OF TOUBA (French : Grande Mosquée de Touba) is a mosque in 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, the Grand Magal of Touba . Interior of the Great Mosque
Mosque

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

CONTENTS

* 1 Design * 2 Burial * 3 References * 4 External links

DESIGN

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.

BURIAL