Sunday, 15 April 2012

The Beauty of the Old Kampala Mosque, Uganda.

For anyone who has ever been to Kampala City, there is one feature on the Old Kampala Hill you can't miss. Especially on a sunny day, one can't miss the glistening domes that dorminate the skyline. From most of the hills of Kampala City your eye will definately pick up atleast one of the four shiny domes. The Old Kampala Mosque graces the hill with its majestic dominance.
Construction was started in the early 70's but for a number of reasons was only completed in June 2007. It is actually said to be the biggest mosque in sub-saharan Africa. During the Muslim holiday that marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic Holy month of fasting, many members of the muslim community go there for prayers. These snaps were taken on the Eid ul-Fitr of 2010.
This attraction stands out in deep contrast to the surrounding old buildings. It has two main entrances and twelve mini entraces. I am told the interior is magnificent. I hope that one day I will access it to see the craftmanship myself.
This is one of the two main entrances. At night the mosque is even more beautiful.