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In the rich suburb of Houghton in Johannesburg, one can find the more opulent Houghton Jumah Masjid on west street. Post-Apartheid, more Muslims moved into the once white-dominated suburb and the need for a masjid arose. This masjid was the vision of Saudi dignitaries on a visit to South Africa. They purchased the land with the intention of building a masjid that would be a means of preserving their legacy on South African ground. Although these negotiations took place in 2009 the masjid laid vacant alongside the highway and was only finally completed in 2011. With its stunning outer appearance and 38m high minarets it's a sight to behold as one drives along the N1 highway. The masjid is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and a spacious female section makes it an easy and comfortable stop and goes while on a journey. The ladies’ bathrooms also include a baby change station which makes it easily accessible to mothers with little ones. During COVID-19 the masjid has generously opened its parking lot up to the public and has installed a drive-through vaccination site which is opened daily from 8 am - 4 pm. This masjid is also the true epitome of religious tolerance as it lies directly next to a Jewish synagogue. However, during all this time, the two religions have coexisted peacefully.

Address

45 West St, Houghton Estate, Johannesburg, 2198, South Africa

Language of service

English

Prayers

Five daily prayers , Jumu'ah prayers

Opening Day

Everyday

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    Xahnaaz

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