Uqba Mosque in Tunisia an architectural masterpiece in Africa
The Great Mosque of Kairouanin, also known as the Mosque of Uqba, is located in Tunisia. It is one of the most beautiful mosques and one of the masterpieces of Islamic architecture in North Africa.
The mosque is situated in the UNESCO World Heritage town of Kairouan, Tunisia, and is one of the most impressive and largest Islamic monuments in the African continent.
The mosque was designed and built in 670 AD on a land with an area of nine thousand square metets.
This religious building is one of the oldest mosques in the Islamic world and a model for other mosques built in North and Northwest Africa.
Mosques are the most important buildings in every city and village in Islamic countries. These religious landmarks have always had a significant role in the lives of Muslims.
In addition to being a place of prayer and worship, the mosque provides guidance, social, educational, political, conflict resolution and marital services.