Turkey To Inaugurate Largest Mosque In Djibouti In Feb.
Fakhir Rizvi 5 days ago Fri 07th December 2018 | 04:55 PM
Turkey's gift to Djibouti", East Africa's largest mosque being built in the capital city, is set to be inaugurated in two months' time.
DJIBOUTI, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News, app - 7th Dec, 2018 ) :"Turkey's gift to Djibouti", East Africa's largest mosque being built in the capital city, is set to be inaugurated in two months' time.
Modeled in the style of classic Ottoman architecture , the mosque majestically stands at a suitable area of 10,000 square meters overlooking the Indian Ocean shores near the Djiboutian presidential palace.
The mosque has enough room for 5,000 people to pray at once, project manager of the construction, Furkan Kazim Yuksel, told Anadolu Agency.
Two minarets jetting up to 45 meters each mark off one big dome and four small ones to give the cream-white mosque building an air of architectural grandeur. Inside, a low-hanging chandelier brightens illustrious Turkish hand-drawn patterns.
"The compound also includes a quarter for teaching children," he said, pointing beyond a fountain in the middle of the courtyard which he said would be used for ablution.