Algeria inaugurates Algeria’s largest mosque in Africa.
The Algerian capital, Algeria, will be able to accommodate 120,000 people at a time at a cost of more than 1.5 billion.
The Algeria University was inaugurated on the occasion of the birth of the Prophet of Islam. According to the Chinese company overseeing the construction of the mosque, it is the largest mosque in Africa
It is located in the capital of the Muslim-majority country of Algeria in North Africa and was inaugurated by the country’s Prime Minister Abdulaziz Jarad.
Construction of the mosque began in 2012 under President Abdulaziz Bouteflika and was completed a year and a half ago.
After the inauguration, Prime Minister Abdul Aziz Jarad offered prayers here, accompanied by other political and religious leaders and representatives of Muslim countries.
The mosque is built in a modern style and covers an area of about 70 acres. According to the Chinese construction company, it is the largest mosque in Saudi Arabia after the two holy mosques of Mecca and Medina (Masjid al-Haram and Masjid al-Nabawi.
CAPACITY OF PRAYING PEOPLE IN LARGEST MOSQUE IN AFRICA.
About 120,000 people will be able to pray here at a time. However, in the days of the global corona virus epidemic, only one large hall has been opened.
Despite its wide popularity, the construction of the mosque was controversial because it took seven years to build and cost 1.5 billion from the national treasury.
The unique thing about Algeria is that its minaret is 267 meters high and can be seen from all sides of the capital. The minaret has 43 floors and access to each floor is via elevator.
The interior of the Algerian mosque is made of blue marble and special wood. There are Arabic calligraphy paintings on the walls. The special floral design on its carpet reflects the country’s cultural heritage.
It has a total of 12 buildings, including a library of one million books, a lecture hall, a museum of Islamic history and art, a research center, a garden and a water fountain.
According to the AFP news agency, five imams and five muezzins have been deployed in Algeria to serve there.
A member of the Ulema Council told AFP that the mosque would help counter extremist thinking.
Hamad al-Taybi, the publishing director of the Sufi Library in Algeria, says Algeria can be seen as a symbol of the country’s past against the French colonial system and the “plan to implement Christianity.
In recent years, a controversy over the construction of Algeria has erupted when a citizen told the French media that he wanted factories and jobs to be created in the country. However, the country’s leadership called it a conspiracy by a French company “which was not given the project to build it.