This Shafee mosque was the first mosque to have land specially granted for a mosque site. It is situated on the corner of Chiappini Street and Castle Street, adjacent to the disused stone quarry where the first Jumu-ah (Friday Congregational prayer) was read in South Africa in 1790.Established in 1850, it is the biggest mosque in Bo-Kaap and the fifth eldest in South Africa. The minaret was constructed in 1932 and later enlarged in 1914.
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