The Gaddafi National Mosque, located in Kampala, Uganda, is one of the largest mosques in Africa and a stunning architectural masterpiece. The mosque was commissioned by former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi and was completed in 2007. Its design draws inspiration from a number of different Islamic architectural styles, including Ottoman, Moroccan, and Indian. The mosque’s most iconic feature is its towering minaret, which stands at over 200 feet tall and is visible from miles away. Visitors to the mosque can also marvel at its intricate mosaics, elegant marble floors, and ornate chandeliers. The mosque is a center of Islamic learning and serves as a hub for the Muslim community in Uganda. Visitors are welcome to explore the mosque’s grounds and attend prayer services, but are asked to dress modestly and remove their shoes before entering. The Gaddafi National Mosque is a true testament to the beauty and diversity of Islamic art and architecture, and a must-visit destination for anyone traveling to Kampala.

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