Jami' Mustafa Ben Tuhami
Mascara, Algeria
The Great Mosque of Mascara was built in the late 18th century under Ottoman rule. During the French occupation, it underwent transformations to be aligned with the church square. After independence, the number of naves was extended from 7 to 11. It was renamed Jami' Mustafa Ibn Tuhami (or Ben Thami), the name of brother-in-law and companion of Emir Abd al-Qadir, the emblematic leader of the resistance to the French occupation.
Location
Rue Mustapha Ben Boulaid, Mascara, Algeria
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Events
late 18th c./12th c. H
Style Periods
1299-1922
Dimensions
36m x 23m
Variant Names
Jami' Mustafa Ben Tuhami
Mustafa Ibn Touhami Mosque
Translated
Mosquée Moustapha Ben Touhami
Translated
Djamaâ el-Kébir (Mascara)
Alternate
Friday Mosque
Alternate
Building Usages
mosque
religious