Incridble - Timbuktu Mosque, World Heritage Site

Timbuktu as you knows that it is the famous Islamic trading city in Mali, West Africa. It is situated on the southern edge of the Sahara several kilometers north of the Higher River. According to tradition the city as a nomadic Tuareg encampment in the twelfth century. Besides about their Islamic trading there many things are famous in this city like their mosque which is very famous let’s talk about their famous Mosque.
The famous Mosque of this city is Djinguereber in Timbuktu Mali. It is popular learning center of Mali which was built in 1327 and cited as Djinguereber in different languages. It is designed by Abu Es Haq es Saheli who was paid 200 kg of gold by Musa I of Mali emperor of the Mali Empire, at that time this was a very big amount. It was also said that 12,000 mithkals of gold dust for his designing and building of the Djinguereber in Timbuktu. 

Timbuktu Mosque
 Excluded the small part of the Masjid it was reinforced in the 1960s in alhore, limestone blocks widely used in the rest of the town which was built in limestone and rendered with mud. This Masjid is made entirely of earth plus organic materials such as fiber straw and wood. This Masjid has three inner courts contains two minarets and twenty five pillars in a row aligned in an east west direction and contains the prayer space for 2,000 people. This is one of the three madras’s composing with the University of Timbuktu and in the year 1988 it was on the list of UNESCO world heritage sites.

 Timbuktu Mosque
It was a four year project towards rehabilitation and restoration. To make this Mosque improvement it was began in year June 2006 and is conducted and financed by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture. During Mewled which is the festival to mark the Birth Anniversary of Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H) on the 26th February 2010 due to panic at the Masjid killed around 26 people and injured at least 55 people mostly women and children.
Over all this Mosque is very beautifully and lovely. You will love its design, texture, pattern and everything.
Timbuktu Mosque

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