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Noeral Mogammadiah Masjied / Nurul Mohammadia Mosque
Cape Town, Western Cape

William Henry REID: Architect
Walter REID: Design Architect

Date:1899
Type:Mosque
Status:Extant
Street:Vos Street

 


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Coordinates:
33°55'00.85" S 18°25'01.93" E Alt: 36m

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This is the second mosque founded as a result of disputes over the succession of an imam at the Jamia mosque. Hadje Salie Jacops had acquired a few lots of land in Vos Street and erected his home there in 1895. He promised the local congregants that he would transfer the remainder of the property for the erection of a mosque, this done in 1899 despite his death. He however set it a condition of his will that it not be used for Friday worship as he did not wish other mosques to lose their worshippers on the day. It is thus still regarded as a minor mosque in the Bo-Kaap.

(Cohen, 1988: s.p.; Rennie 1983:162)


Writings about this entry

Cohen, Ronald. 2015. Cape Town : a study in watercolours. Cape Town: Fernwood Press. pg [6]
CPIA Committee. 1983. The Buildings of Cape Town 1983 : Phase Two. Volume Three : Catalogue and Classification. Cape Town: Cape Provincial Institute of Architects. pg 162 Item 25.5
Davids, Achmat. 1980. The Mosques of Bo-Kaap - A social history of Islam at the Cape. Athlone, Cape: The South African Institute of Arabic and Islamic Research. pg 56, 106, 108, 127-137, 138, 142, 188