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China Builds Africa’s Largest Mosque Worth $2 Billion In Algeria by tstx(m): 11:20am On Apr 25, 2019
The King Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca, Morocco will no longer be the largest mosque in Africa, as a new billion-dollar mega-mosque with the world’s tallest minaret is nearing completion in the capital city of Algiers, Algeria.

After almost a decade of delay caused by budget constraints, the grand mosque, that can hold up to 120,000 worshippers, will finally be opened this year, thanks to Chinese state contractors who are finalising all aspects of the building.

Algerian officials have been considering the idea of having a mega-mosque since 1962 when the country gained independence from France. This dream started becoming a reality in 2012 when the country signed a deal with Chinese state-owned contractor, China State Construction Engineering Corporation.

The Algerian government allocated approximately 1 billion euros (over 1 billion dollars) for the project of the Great Mosque, said the CGTN.

The Djamaa El Djazair, otherwise known as the Grand Mosque of Algiers, is located in the al-Mohammadiya area of Algiers and extends to an area of 200,000 square meters.

When completed, it will be the world’s third-largest mosque by area, after the pilgrimage mosques in Mecca and Medina in Saudi Arabia. Its 265-metre minaret (a slender tower used to call Muslims to prayer) will, however, be the tallest in the world, overlooking the Bay of Algiers.

The grand mosque, which will include a one-million book library, a Koranic school and a museum of Islamic art and history, would be a “one-of-a-kind.”
“There will be nothing like it in the world – religiously, touristically and economically,” Religious Affairs Minister Bouabdallah Ghlamallah
said in 2012 after Algeria signed the deal with the Chinese state firm.

Most leaders in the Islamic world have, over the years, established magnificent mosques to enhance their political legitimacy, according to observers.

Algerian leader, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who has been in power since 1999 until recently, said he wanted to “leave his mark” by building the magnificent place of worship.

The minaret of the 22-hectare complex would have 43 floors. Each floor would contain a museum that documents a specific historical era of Islam. There will be three floors under the mosque including a car park with a capacity to hold 6,000 vehicles, said Al Arabiya English.

The whole mosque complex, which comprises more than 400,000 square metres, has an adjacent park, public square, cultural centre, housing, a fire station and a library that can host 6,000 people at a time.

The mosque also has solar panels and a system that would allow it to retain water which will then be recycled for other uses.

When the construction of the mosque began in 2012, it employed about 2,300 construction workers, engineers and managers. An additional 17,000 people were employed indirectly as subcontractors, said a report.

Earlier, experts warned against the risks of the mosque being destroyed in an earthquake as Algiers spans two major plates and is regularly hit by earthquakes.

Officials told the AFP in 2016 that a mechanism which can absorb earth movements has been put into place. This would enable the complex to withstand a magnitude 9.0 earthquake.

Officials may be elated about the grand edifice, but critics believe that the huge money involved in the project could have been spent elsewhere – like building hospitals, improving healthcare and education.



Source: https://listwand.com/grand-mosque-of-algiers-china-builds-africas-largest-mosque-worth-2-billion-in-algeria/amp/

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Re: China Builds Africa’s Largest Mosque Worth $2 Billion In Algeria by tstx(m): 11:22am On Apr 25, 2019
The mosque under construction

Re: China Builds Africa’s Largest Mosque Worth $2 Billion In Algeria by ArcFresky(m): 11:37am On Apr 25, 2019
This Construction is epic, giving one project manager somewhere sleepless night... I know what I pass through for ordinary Maisonette's(duplex) in Nigeria... Now imagine this?

I also like the way the city looks planned, beautiful. Nice

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Re: China Builds Africa’s Largest Mosque Worth $2 Billion In Algeria by Nobody: 11:53am On Apr 25, 2019
To build a Masjid is a commendable and rewardable act


But we Muslims need to be careful of misplacing our priorities...

To be honest, there are many issues disturbing or affecting the Ummah on which the resources we have should be expended and the efforts we can make should be exerted...

Education, poverty alleivation or eradication, healthcare, ridding of terrorism, development of the soceity and environment in a way that will make Islam easier for Muslims to practise and others... these are projects we need to initiate

Male doctors are still treating our women and seeing their unclothedness, Interest banks are still much in our soceity, the conditions sorrounding going to school or taking a job are still not favourable to Muslims in many areas where Muslims live and some other issues affecting us..

If the welfare of the Muslims is not taken care of and life is not made easier, then to practise religion will come with difficulty...

Islam is not all about worship so we should not just be pushing or supporting causes that propagate worship... Islam encompasses life altogether so we should be pushing or supporting causes that covers the entire lives and welfare of the Muslims...

Government or governance, welfare, transaction, business, marriage etc... Islam covers all of these matters...

even the affairs of the toilet... Islam covers that too, let alone bigger or more important issues.

The sooner we realize this and work towards it, the better for we Muslims

But we rejoice upon the coming of the great man, Imes... He is coming to make this clearer to the Muslims and the world at large.


Imes, we await ur coming grin

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Re: China Builds Africa’s Largest Mosque Worth $2 Billion In Algeria by tstx(m): 3:16pm On Apr 25, 2019
OladimejiRufai:
To build a Masjid is a commendable and rewardable act


But we Muslims need to be careful of misplacing our priorities...

To be honest, there are many issues disturbing or affecting the Ummah on which the resources we have should be expended and the efforts we can make should be exerted...

Education, poverty alleivation or eradication, healthcare, ridding of terrorism, development of the soceity and environment in a way that will make Islam easier for Muslims to practise and others... these are projects we need to initiate

Male doctors are still treating our women and seeing their unclothedness, Interest banks are still much in our soceity, the conditions sorrounding going to school or taking a job are still not favourable to Muslims in many areas where Muslims live and some other issues affecting us..

If the welfare of the Muslims is not taken care of and life is not made easier, then to practise religion will come with difficulty...

Islam is not all about worship so we should not just be pushing or supporting causes that propagate worship... Islam encompasses life altogether so we should be pushing or supporting causes that covers the entire lives and welfare of the Muslims...

Government or governance, welfare, transaction, business, marriage etc... Islam covers all of these matters...

even the affairs of the toilet... Islam covers that too, let alone bigger or more important issues.

The sooner we realize this and work towards it, the better for we Muslims

But we rejoice upon the coming of the great man, Imes... He is coming to make this clearer to the Muslims and the world at large.


Imes, we await ur coming grin


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Re: China Builds Africa’s Largest Mosque Worth $2 Billion In Algeria by Kamxin(m): 7:00pm On Apr 25, 2019
OladimejiRufai:
To build a Masjid is a commendable and rewardable act


But we Muslims need to be careful of misplacing our priorities...

To be honest, there are many issues disturbing or affecting the Ummah on which the resources we have should be expended and the efforts we can make should be exerted...

Education, poverty alleivation or eradication, healthcare, ridding of terrorism, development of the soceity and environment in a way that will make Islam easier for Muslims to practise and others... these are projects we need to initiate

Male doctors are still treating our women and seeing their unclothedness

grin

Initially, I love your ideas, focus and mindset were better than that of Algerian government.

But on reading that last paragraph, I'm giving up on you.

The Algerian government is more people oriented than you because of that.

Planely because they want a tourism empire like Saudi, while you want Sharia and extremist form of religion

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Re: China Builds Africa’s Largest Mosque Worth $2 Billion In Algeria by Kamxin(m): 7:10pm On Apr 25, 2019
My only problem with the project is giving it to a chinese contractor. They will try but they good at cutting corners
and evading justice.

And they would be found wanting when it comes to incorporating security architecture into the building, leaving security men with work overload.
Re: China Builds Africa’s Largest Mosque Worth $2 Billion In Algeria by Shepherd00: 8:33pm On Apr 25, 2019
I thought you were given a section to talk about your boring shiit in there?
Re: China Builds Africa’s Largest Mosque Worth $2 Billion In Algeria by Nobody: 10:20pm On Apr 25, 2019
Kamxin:


Initially, I love your ideas, focus and mindset were better than that of Algerian government.

But on reading that last paragraph, I'm giving up on you.

The Algerian government is more people oriented than you because of that.

Planely because they want a tourism empire like Saudi, while you want Sharia and extremist form of religion

So that is what the houses of Allaah should be reduced to?? places of tourism? Tourist attractions?


Man, Masjids are places where Allaah should be worshipped and his name be glorified.


And besides, if you think there is nothing wrong with men seeing strange women's unclothedness, then (I am sorry to say; I do not mean to insult you; just telling you the point) something is wrong with ur mentality.
Re: China Builds Africa’s Largest Mosque Worth $2 Billion In Algeria by tstx(m): 10:52pm On Apr 25, 2019
OladimejiRufai:

something is wrong with ur mentality.
cheesy
Re: China Builds Africa’s Largest Mosque Worth $2 Billion In Algeria by Kamxin(m): 12:03am On Apr 26, 2019
OladimejiRufai:


So that is what the houses of Allaah should be reduced to

And besides, if you think there is nothing wrong with men seeing strange women's unclothedness, then (I am sorry to say; I do not mean to insult you; just telling you the point) something is wrong with ur mentality.

Saudi is number 1 beneficiary of Islam, And they use the house of Allah for the right purpose.

But now Algeria want to overtake, so I give them the go ahead.

For the mentality and unclothedness matter, I was once thinking like you, because I grew up in a village that has more of bush than houses.

But today I have seen the light like Algerian people.

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Re: China Builds Africa’s Largest Mosque Worth $2 Billion In Algeria by tstx(m): 8:09am On Apr 26, 2019
Kamxin:


Saudi is number 1 beneficiary of Islam, And they use the house of Allah fipor the right purpose.

But now Algeria want to overtake, so I give them the go ahead.

For the mentality and unclothedness matter, I was once thinking like you, because I grew up in a village that has more of bush than houses.

But today I have seen the light like Algerian people.


Welcome to the light
Re: China Builds Africa’s Largest Mosque Worth $2 Billion In Algeria by Nobody: 6:13pm On Apr 26, 2019
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Re: China Builds Africa’s Largest Mosque Worth $2 Billion In Algeria by tstx(m): 2:42pm On Apr 27, 2019
Algerian1:
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Thanks for dropping pictures of the interior

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Re: China Builds Africa’s Largest Mosque Worth $2 Billion In Algeria by Nobody: 3:42pm On Apr 27, 2019
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