The grand mosque in Touba, Senegal
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The Mourides: Inside the grand mosque in Touba, Senegal

Tim Judah visits the grand mosque in Touba, Senegal, the home of the Mouride Brotherhood. Mouridism is a branch of Sufi Islam, known for its strong work ethic, and committment to entrepreneurship and social welfare.

The grand mosque houses the tomb of Amadou Bamba, the founder of the Mouride Brotherhood, who died in 1927. Since his death, the grand mosque has constantly been developed and can now hold more than 7,000 worshippers. Tim Judah visits the mosque.

You can listen to the full report on Crossing Continents on BBC Radio 4 on Thursday 4 August at 11:00 BST and Monday 8 August at 20:30 BST. You can also listen via the BBC iPlayer or the podcast.

  • 04 Aug 2011
  • From the section Africa