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.
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:
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
Metal works in aluminum
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
His Highness the Ruler of Dubai
Government of Saudi Arabia