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Mosque of Uqba-bin-Nafe (رضي الله عنه)

The Mosque of Kairouan
The Mosque of Kairouan - Photo: Wikimedia Commons

This mosque was built by the Sahabi, Uqba-bin-Nafe (رضي الله عنه) from 670 CE at the founding of the city of Kairouan in Tunisia.

  • Uqba-bin-Nafe (رضي الله عنه) was a military general who began the Islamic conquest of the Maghreb, including present-day western Algeria and Morocco in North Africa. He used Kairouan as a base to mount operations. The mosque became an important center for Islamic and Quranic learning, and attracted a large number of Muslims from various parts of the world. The mosque is spread over a surface area of 900 square meters and is considered as a model for all later mosques in the Maghreb in the western Islamic world.
  • Uqba-bin-Nafe (رضي الله عنه) was killed and buried near Biskra in Algeria.
Interior of the Mosque of Kairouan
Interior of the Mosque of Kairouan – Photo: Wikimedia Commons

References:  Wikipedia