World`s third largest mosque awaits inauguration
The world’s third-largest mosque named Muhammadiyah Mosque in Algeria is set to open on November 1. Algerian President Abdel Majid came up with the information during his visit to the Tabun Mosque on Thursday. This was his first visit to a mosque since he was elected.
The Muhammadiyah Mosque is located in the country’s capital Algiers, which is recognized as the largest mosque in Africa and the third-largest in the world.
The mosque covers an area of 2,000 square meters and the height of the minaret is about 265 meters. It has an underground three-level car parking system which will have an area of 1 lakh 80 thousand square meters. It can park more than six thousand cars.
There are also two separate halls for organizing religious ceremonies. The area of one hall is 16,000 sq m with 1,500 seats while the other has 100 square meters and 300 seats.
The mosque will have a huge and rich library of 21,800 square meters. Where 2000 people can sit together and read books at a time.
It is the largest mosque in the world after the Holy masjid al-haram and the masjid-e-nabawi in Medina. Apart from that, the minaret of the mosque is the largest in the world.
Algeria is the largest Muslim country on the African continent after Sudan. About 100 percent of its 40.61 million population is Muslim.