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Jamia Mosque

Neighborhood: Nairobi Central Business District
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Address: Banda Street, Nairobi, Kenya
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Largest Mosque in Kenya

Jamia Mosque is the largest religious structure for Muslims in Nairobi. It is located in the Central Business District on Banda Street, just adjacent to McMillen Memorial Library... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed January 25, 2017
Tassaduqhussain51
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Multan, Pakistan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

i feel free when i go in, when you pray you feel that everything will be good, alhamdlila that i found this pearl.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For the Muslim brothers and sisters visiting Nairobi for the first time Jamia Mosque is the place to pray.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located in town (centre) Next to City Market - Can get coastal things and clothes Be careful of pick pocketers

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Multan, Pakistan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2017

Jamia Mosque is the largest religious structure for Muslims in Nairobi. It is located in the Central Business District on Banda Street, just adjacent to McMillen Memorial Library. This area is the heart of Nairobi city and commercial hub. The Mosque was founded and built by Syed Maulana Abdullah Shah in 1902. Later it continued to be extended and enlarged... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2016

I haven't gone inside the mosque(not sure if it allowed) but whenever I am in town,I pass by for the mabuyus and mandazi(sweet snacks). You will always find women selling them on the street in the late evening. They are cheap and definitely worth a try. It is also a lively street because The Nation building and tribeca club are... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016

with huge space and beautiful interior this mosque located at the city heart. it would be good choice for muslim's to be there for pray and have halal local food beside the mosque. I've been there to pray Asri and felt like i'm in the heaven due to the peaceful environment.

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Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

Could easily be the most spacious mosque in East Africa. It is rich in history. The number of people it accommodates, especially for the Friday pryaer - is an awe!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

We have visited there with my girl friend. Because the place is very close to our Hotel. Firstly the responsible person hesitate to get us inside but after let us to look inside. It is a common mosgue and not special. If you visit there you may spend 2-3 hours not so more. Cheers Ernur

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Durban, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016

Beautiful complex, very difficult to enter! After an hour of walking in corridors and waiting, had to call it quits although I would have loved to prayed there.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2016

If you want to get some clothes... here is a nice place for quick easy bargain shopping. Make sure you negotiate the price at least down to a little less than half. Especially if you are a foreigner... they do take you for a ride... but you won't regret the shopping... especially if you like bargaining... :-)

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