The Fiji Museum - Virtual Museum

A Mosque

Islam came to Fiji with the first indentured labourers and was firmly established by the end of the 1800s. The first mosques were built at Navua and Nausori in 1900, with another mosque being established in Labasa in 1902. A mosque is a place of worship for followers of the Islam faith, with many mosques having elaborate domes, minarets and prayer halls. The mosque serves as a place where Muslims can come together for salat (prayer) as well as a centre for information, education and dispute settlement.

The audio is of an Adhaan, or Call to Prayer, which is called out five times a day from a mosque. (Audio by ejaz215 is licensed under CC BY 3.0)

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