Saturday, February 9, 2013


The Larabanga mosque is one of the oldest mosques in West Africa and is the oldest mosque in Ghana.The mud-built whitewashed Sahelian mosque, said to date from 1421.
Story of the Larabanga Mosque

After Ndewura Jakpa died, and Ibrahim decided to remain in the Gonja kingdom, he realized that as an Islamic spiritual leader, or Imam, he needed a Koran. At this time there were only seven korans in existence, all of them written by hand and bound into no less than sixty Hinzibs each and kept wrapped bulkily in many blankets and stored in large calabash bowls far away in Mecca.cont.reading

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