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Jamia Mosque

Neighborhood: Nairobi Central Business District
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Address: Banda Street, Nairobi, Kenya

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As i am Muslim ,i was going there to pray and i really enjoy the atmosphere there ,,, there is school for teaching Islam for non muslims and Arabic language too

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed May 25, 2015
mahmoud h
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2015

As i am Muslim ,i was going there to pray and i really enjoy the atmosphere there ,,, there is school for teaching Islam for non muslims and Arabic language too

1 Thank mahmoud h
Nairobi, Kenya
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2014

Though its the largest mosque in kenya...Its ridiculous how you can add a mosque to this list, or is Nairobi out of roaming places :)

8 Thank moha m
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2013

Jamia mosque is not just any mosque in Kenya. It is one of the most iconic mosques in Kenya and one of the most well maintained and most visited by the muslims. At any given time of the day, you can find at least a 1000 people praying at the same time and during Jumma prayers, the number goes upto... More 

6 Thank Shahzad K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2013 via mobile

Beautiful Friday prayers on a beautiful day. Nice atmosphere with locals. Nice vibe of the local community.

7 Thank HarryChohan
Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2013

Common place for worship especially Fridays it is filled to brim. The architecture is magnificent with big halls for lectures. It is right in the middle of town hence easy accessibilty.

4 Thank nuriruby
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2013

This serves as the center for all the Nairobi Muslims since it is in the Central Business District. Therefore, convenient for all those working in the city. It is next to the Macmillan Library, Tropez and Nation Center (a leading national media house). Its inspiring to see all the muslims go for prayers especially on Fridays and during the Holy... More 

4 Thank VirginiaNairobi
Nairobi, Kenya
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2012

i like it because its situated at down town near the library making the place to be a cool place for the learners in the library during weekdays and saturday

2 Thank WATHOME1
Nairobi, Kenya
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2012

Wanted to see inside. Needless to say as an average Nairobi woman,non muslim, I didn't get far. But what I did see was nothing spectacular so I don't think I missed much

Thank Wavinya
Beijing, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2012

Very interested in visiting a mosque, it is biggest in the central Nairobi,even if you need to pay some tips to learn, but it was worth , you know how many times each day to pray, what time to pray, how cleaning when you want to pray ,many times to clean with sequence。 If not for somebody, Probably I will... More 

2 Thank Angela Z
Nairobi, Kenya
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 9, 2012

Jamia mosque is located in the heart of Nairobi city with its bustling traffic and people on the streets. It is a clean place though once in a while you get the occasional beggars outside the mosque that make one uncomfotable.

Thank jane n

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