Durban
Close to the ground.

Juma Masjid Mosque

Queen St/Denis Hurly St & Grey St/Dr Yusuf Dadoo St, City Center 031-306-0026 www.ahmed-deedat.co.za free

S 29 51.428 E 031 01.021

Juma Masjid Mosque is the largest mosque in the Southern Hemisphere. The mosque is adorned with original marble, chandeliers and crown molding from 1895. More than 6,000 people come to worship here every day, and visitors are welcome to enter the mosque with a guide from the IPCI Information Center across Queen St/Denis Hurly St (S 29 51.391 E 031 00.957).

There should always be a guide on hand during the mosque's visiting hours so there's no need to call ahead. Guides are also generally very knowledgeable about the history of the Indian and Muslim people in Durban and willing to describe the broad tenets of Islam for those interested. Women and men must cover their legs and remove their shoes before entering the mosque.

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