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Palm Tree Mosque - Jan van Bougies Mosque
Cape Town, Western Cape

Date:c.1825
Type:Mosque
Style:Cape Georgian : Vernacular Style
Status:Extant
Street:Long Street

 


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Coordinates:
33°55'29.34" S 18°25'00.53" E Alt: 32m

Also known as the Mosque of Jan van Bougies or the Dadelboom Mosque.

Recognized as the second oldest mosque at the Cape, after the Auwal Mosque. This status acquired from its use by Jan van Bougies, a freed slave, for whom it is named, as a 'Langar' (Indonesian= 'Prayer Room'), thus granting it mosque status. It is a treasured heritage of the Cape Muslim community, as its symbolizes the establishment of the Islamic faith at the Cape.

See also Wikipedia.


Books that reference Palm Tree Mosque - Jan van Bougies Mosque

Cohen, Ronald. 2015. Cape Town : a study in watercolours. Cape Town: Fernwood Press. pg s.p.
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 21, 41, 51, 54, 56, 101, 105, 114-126, 138, 142, 157
Martin, Desmond. 2007. Walking Long Street. Cape Town: Struik. pg 74 ill., 75
Rennie, John for CPIA. 1978. The Buildings of Central Cape Town 1978. Volume Two : Catalogue. Cape Town: Cape Provincial Institute of Architects. pg 259 Item 76.2