Al-Neelain Mosque is located in Omdurman at the entrance to Khartoum State. It was established in 1984 under the rule of former President Ja'far Mohamad Nimeiri, may Allah have mercy on him.

The mosque is characterized by its unique architecture and location on the west bank of the Nile at the junction of the White Nile and Blue Nile.

The idea:

Al-Neelain mosque was designed as a thesis project of graduation research by the Engineer Qamar Adawla Abdul Qadir Al-Tahir. It was presented at graduation activities at the University of Khartoum that was attended by the late President of the Republic, Marshal Jaafar Mohamed Nimeiri who was impressed by the design and ordered to implement it.


The mosque was inaugurated on Friday, 3 Muharram 1405 H corresponding to 24 September 1984.


It is located on the confluence of the two rivers, the Blue Nile and the White Nile at the entrance of Omdurman.

The location of Al- Neelain Mosque is the closest location to the Nile and is therefore considered the largest mosque on the Nile from its source to its mouth in the Mediterranean.

It is also distinguished for being next to the National Council, and embraces the Faculty of the Holy Quran, the pearl of the U of HQIS’s faculties.

The location of the mosque overlaps through its view of the three cities with the meeting points of the sides of the triangular city (Khartoum / Bahri / Omdurman).

The Mosque Architecture

Al- Neelain Mosque and its annexes were designed and constructed according to the Islamic architecture in terms of:

  • Integration between the beauties of the gradation of its height and the artificial mound it was built on. This harmonizes with the glory of its significance, the service of faith and the supreme purposes of religion.
  • The geometric patterns of the domes and their direction towards the Qibla on which the architectural design of the mosque and its annexes was based.

Construction Works

Total area of the ​​mosque: 12 thousand square meters

Building area: 2500 square meters

Excavation works: 2500 cubic meters

The size of the excavations + artificial mound: 100 thousand cubic meters

The foundations and concrete works:  2000 m3

Capping works                                          

Metal works in aluminum

Gypsum works

Glass works

 Wood works

 The Minaret


Designer: Eng. Qamar Adawla Abd Al-Qadir Al-Tahir

Estimation Architect: Major Architect (m) Babikir Ali Altoum

Structural Designer, Architect: Sideeq Abd Al Wahab

Architectural Consultants: Architect. Mohamed Mahmoud Hamdy

Architectural Consultants: Architect. Saif Addeen Sadiq

Architects: Muhannad Hashim Khalifa

Architects: Khalid Fadhl Al Syeed

The Mosque Funding

Community-led Donations

His Highness the Ruler of Dubai

Government of Saudi Arabia