Nouvelle Mosque de Vendredi

The Nouvelle Mosquee de Vendredi is located in the biggest island of the archipelago-Nouvelle Mosquee de Vendredi. Nouvelle Mosquee de Vendredi is also known as Grande Comore. The Nouvelle Mosquee de Vendredi in Comoros is situated in the country capital Moroni. The Vendredi mosque is used to hold daily prayers. Visitors to the mosque may enter the mosque in order to observe the internal architecture of the structure. They are advised to follow all the norms that are required to enter the holy place. Only males are allowed to go inside this holy mosque. The men must be dressed in full length trousers and must have washed their feet before entering the mosque.

The Nouvelle Mosquee de Vendredi is also noted as a meeting place for the city’s dwellers. The steps that lead to the mosque entrance are a favorite spot for Comorans for making constructive discussions. The Vendredi Mosque is the end result of long Islamic history in the Indian Ocean island nation. The trend started with the first Arab presence in the island in the 11th century. The presence has been bolstered by successive waves of Arab influence in Comoros.

Friday worship takes place in the magnificent new Friday mosque next to the port. In between prayers, the steps outside the mosque serve as a meeting place for the town’s menfolk, many dressed in the traditional kanzu (long white robe) and kofia. To see the interior, you have to be male, appropriately dressed in long trousers and have washed your feet beforehand.