It doesn’t matter if you believe in God or not, deep down inside we all are spiritual. If you ask me what spirituality is, it is nothing but a feeling of being closer to your own self. Close your eyes and try to talk to yourself; if you get your questions answered, you know what spirituality is all about.
Timbuktu is a beautiful location and the best thing about this place is that there are many mosques in here. Don’t worry – it is not that you have to be a Muslim or a follower of this religion to visit mosques (you are always allowed to see the exteriors of the location). All religions teach humanity and if you feel the humanity in yourself, you must visit the Djinguereber Mosque.
About Djinguereber Mosque:
The Djinguereber Mosque or Masjid is situated in Timbuktu, Mali, Africa. The one who built this mosque, Abu Es Haq es Saheli, was paid 200kgs of gold by the emperor of the Mali Empire.
This emperor was Musa I, who adored the architectural design of the mosque. It is said that the emperor could not take his eyes off this holy and divine place when he saw it for the first time.
The history of this mosque stretches back to the 14th century (1327). If you look at the exteriors of this place, you stand there and wonder how someone could be blessed with such intelligence and accurate measurements during the times when technology was not even known to mankind. RELATED: Visit Battery Park at Manhattan Island, New York
Star attraction of the place:
This mosque is a divine location and welcomes all those who want to pray with clean hearts! If you have certain wishes, all you need to do is visit this holy place, appreciate its beauty and make your wishes.
The top three reasons to visit Timbuktu Mosque:
• A lot of people have strong beliefs that their wishes come true when they ask for the same at this holy place • Not only the exteriors of the mosque are pretty, but also the interiors are beautifully carved • The best thing about this mosque is that you need not to be Muslim to visit it. This divine place has its arms open for all those who wish to witness the holiness of God. However, if you do not belong to this religion, you are allowed to view it from outside only The best time to visit:
Visit the place during Festival Au Desert, which generally happens in the month of January. A Woman in Timbuktu sitting with her child selling some local food. Visit Timbuktu city between November and February when the air temperature is lower. There were few conflicts in Timbuktu and attacks on tourists in 2012, so do a proper research and be careful while visiting there.