See Masjid al-Qiblatayn Mosque, the city’s oldest Islamic site, dating back to only a few decades after the Hijra of Muhammad. Every year, crowds of devotees flock to see the final resting place of Sheikh Babu Dena, which is inclidued in the site. Although the ancient building is partly in ruins, you can still clearly see the two "mihrabs" (Muslim prayer niches)--one facing Mecca, and the other facing Jerusalem. Put Masjid al-Qiblatayn Mosque at the forefront of your travel plans using our Saylac attractions planner.
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very good old sitel i had visited it with friends and i was not disappointed,it has old building back to the era of start of islam
very good old sitel i had visited it with friends and i was not disappointed,it has old building back to the era of start of islam more »
It is one of the oldest mosques in Africa. It contains the tomb of Sheikh Babu Dena. Though now mostly in ruins, the edifice features two mihrabs: one oriented to the north toward Mecca, and the other oriented to the northwest toward Jerusalem. The mosque, which translates to "Mosque of the two Qiblahs", dates its construction to the 7th century CE, shortly after the Abyssinian Hijrah (هِـجْـرَة) of Muslims to what was then Abyssinia.
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