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Twin Mosques (Masaajidka Matanaha)

The Aw Mukhtar & Aw Sheikh Omar also known as the Twin Mosques (Somali: Masaajidka Mataanaha) is now a large mosque in the historical Hamar Weyne district in Mogadishu. Overview The Twin mosques up until recently was made up of 2 separate mosques the Aw Muqtaar mosque which is rumoured to have existed around 700 years according to the elders and the Aw Sheikh Omar mosque which is a more recent established mosque and has existed for about 2 centuries prior to the 2 mosques joining. These two mosques had a feature that may be unique to the Islamic world. Where they both shared the

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