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Larabanga Mosque – Northern Ghana

Located in Larabanga in the Northern Region of Ghana is the oldest mosque in the country.

History has it that it was built in 1421 and is usually referred to as the Mecca of west Africa. Apart from its historical connection, it is also popular for a number of reasons.

It’s notable for being built with mud with sticks sticking out around the entire body of the facility.

It is believed that there was a Muslim named Ayuba who was passing by the place and needed some rest. He got asleep and woke up dreaming about the mosque. Mysteriously, he woke up to see the foundation had been laid already leaving the remaining to complete. Interesting. isn’t it?