The Abuja National Mosque
The history of the National Mosque began in 1980s, when the Federal Government of Nigeria during the regime of His Excellency, President Shehu Usman Aliyu Shagari decided to move from Lagos to the new Federal Capital Teritory, Abuja.
In 1981, some prominent Muslims from all over the country suggested that the Muslim community should solicit for and collect contributions from both domestic and foreign sources to erect a mosque edifice as a place of worship which would be the national mosque that will serve as a national institution and a symbol of unity for the Nigerian Muslim Ummah. The idea was widely accepted and supported by the Nigerian Muslims. To pursue this noble goal and objective, a council known as Abuja National Mosque Council was inaugurated under the distinguished chairmanship of late Sultan Abubakar III, GCON, the 17th Sultan of Sokoto and President-General of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs to initiate action for the construction of the mosque.
The architectural design of the Mosque Complex was done by AIM Consultants Limited. The Design was made in such a way that the mosque has an imposing view that can be seen from various parts of the City Center and environs. The Mosque is located on the north-west terminus of the Cultural Mall Area.
. . . ethics of a masjid
Abuja National Mosque (‘ANM’) was established to advance the spiritual and social welfare of people through the religion of Islam. The teachings at ANM have always been in accordance with the Aqida (creed) and fiqh (jurisprudence) associated with the Ahl al Sunnat wal-Jama`at and this is to be always preserved by the Management of ANM.
ANM aims to arrange, teach, and deliver Islamic education, as stated, in accordance with the traditional teachings of the Ahl al-Sunnat wal-Jama`a; notably from the madhab of Imam Malik. The prayer and worship as lead in the Mosque are primarily in accordance with the Maliki Madhab as has been ANM’s practice since its establishment.
Mosque Management Board to run the affairs of the Abuja National Mosque complex. The board which is made up of a Chairman, Members representing the six geo-political zones of the federation, The FCT and other professional bodies, replaced the executive committee chaired by late Maj. Gen. Shehu Musa Yar’Adua.
The board was formally inaugurated by His Eminence, Alh.(Dr) Ibrahim Dasuki, the 18th Sultan of Sokoto and President-General of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs on 12th April, 1992. Presently, the Abuja National Mosque management Board is under the Chairmanship of His Royal Highness, Alh. Dr. Yahaya Abubakar, CFR, Etsu Nupe.
The Board has four Standing Committees
Administration and Management
The Abuja National Mosque operates as a faith-based Non-governmental organization for the following functions/activities:
The executive management committee is responsible for the day-to-day running of the mosque under the Executive Secretary as Chairman. It has two departments – Administration & Finance and Religious Affairs, each headed by a Director.
The Chief Imam is also the Director, Religious Affairs. The Mosque depends on donations, charity and Zakkat from individuals and organizations
Abuja National mosque Da'awah and Welfare Foundation