Ahmadi mosque foundations laid in Majengo and Taveta, Kenya

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Last Updated on 25th June 2021

Tahir Ahmad Machengo, Kenya Correspondent

Majengo

Lajna Imaillah Kenya took the task to build a mosque in Majengo Town commemorating 100 years of Lajna Imaillah in 2022. 

Sadr Lajna Imaillah Kenya, in conjunction with the National Majlis-e-Amila has taken the initiative and responsibility of building the mosque in Majengo Voi region. 

Voi is the largest town in Taita-Taveta County in southern Kenya, in the former Coast Province. It lies at the western edge of the Taru Desert, south and west of the world-famous Tsavo East National Park. The Sagala Hills are to the south. Voi existed even before the arrival of the Portuguese, Arabs and other visitors at the Kenyan Coast. Jamaat presence in the area is in three towns – Voi, Mwatunge and Majengo with a total of above 200 members and growing daily. 

Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya Kenya was able to acquire a property in a prime location of 1.5 acres in Majengo town, which is 6 km from the main Nairobi-Mombasa highway in a village called Nyika where we have 27 Lajna and 28 Nasirat members. There is a health clinic, nursery, and a primary and high school 2km away from the mosque. 

On 12 June 2021, the foundation laying ceremony took place. It started with a recitation from the Holy Quran with Kiswahili translation. 

Amir Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya Kenya, Tariq Mahmood Zafar Sahib laid the first brick, followed by some missionaries and other office-bearers.

Various Lajna Imaillah National Amila members also laid bricks. 

Taveta

Majlis Ansarullah Kenya has once again embarked to accomplish another blessed duty in the cause of Allah. Sadr Majlis Ansarullah, Sameer Ahmad Sheikh Sahib, in conjunction with the National Majlis-e-Amila has taken the initiative and responsibility of building another Mosque at California, Taveta. 

In 2013, Majlis Ansarullah Kenya built a mosque at Mrabani Taveta. Mrabani is 9km from Taveta.

Taveta town is the central administrative as well as a business centre bordering Kenya and Tanzania. It is just 4km from the Holili border. The plot where the mosque is being constructed, is only a few hundred meters from the high way. The highway joins Taveta to Holili border in Tanzania and Voi, hence leading to Mombasa to the East Coast and ultimately to Nairobi. Taveta town is surrounded by many hills and Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania can easily be viewed. 

On 13 June 2021, the foundation stone laying ceremony for the mosque took place. It started with a recitation from the Holy Quran with Kiswahili translation.

Amir Sahib laid the first brick and then Sadr Majlis Ansarullah, Sadr Lajna Imaillah Kenya and other office-bearers.

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