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Jamia Mosque

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Address: Banda Street, Nairobi, Kenya
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I visited the mosque some 50 years ago as a child with my parent and visited it again on my recent visit. Inside it is still as I remembered it however outside the building there... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed March 23, 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2016

If you are muslim and want to pray a salaah in a unique masjid, this is one for you. Very big and old but worth going shukar.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2016

I visited the mosque some 50 years ago as a child with my parent and visited it again on my recent visit. Inside it is still as I remembered it however outside the building there are many more shops and build up which has affected the appearance of this nice piece of architecture.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2016 via mobile

It's a very convenient listing for Muslims visiting Nairobi or even Kenya at large. A good place to pray and relax

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2016

This mosque is well situated. even though it is not a tourist attraction site, Its a good place for Muslims visiting kenya.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2015 via mobile

Have been here even due to the more or less good reviews at tripadvisor. But even the building was nice , nothing beautiful inside. Even tried to get some spiritual , relaxing feeling . Nothing came up. So far - not recommended to go there

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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

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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 :)

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8 Thank moha m
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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 

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7 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.

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8 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.

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