The Nigerian Mosque: As-Sujood Mosque

On Friday, September 2, 2022, Olabisi Onabanjo University’s (OOU) incredibly contemporary mosque, As-Sujood Mosque, received its official commission. The mosque construction got underway on July 30, 2021, with a groundbreaking ceremony.

The 1,200-seat mosque was given to the University Muslim Community by the immediate past Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of Council, Mrs. Tamramat Mosunmola Bello-Olusoga.

As-Sujood Mosque had all the amenities required to make worship and other spiritual pursuits more enjoyable.

The Project Supervisor, Arc. Supo Jagun, noted that the shape and architectural design of the mosque was a replica of Sujood (prostration) in Islamic prayers: “The mosque was designed in response to what the sponsor had said she wanted. She said she was donating the building to thank Allah for His mercy on her and she wanted it to be a symbol of beauty. Something that is simple and striking.

“One of the most significant prayer positions in Islam is the Sujood position – when you are prostrating and your head is on the floor. So, if the thinking is that the sponsor wants to use the mosque to thank Allah, what other better way than Sujood?”

“So, if you look at the arc of the roof, it follows the same act of someone in Sujood position. So, that’s the main thing and we now built every other thing around that. One of the things she wanted is a place that is very encouraging and that would inspire Muslims.”




The architect also stated that although the mosque has an internal capacity of 1,200 congregants, it “could be further expanded if people pray in the corridors.”

The mosque was built in such a way to allow visual communication with the Imam for every member of the congregation inside the mosque. He added that modern Islamic calligraphy was used to embellish the exterior of the building and make it a beautiful sight to behold.


“For the Muslim, the Kalima and the five pillars of Islam are the strong elements of our faith and we brought that and used calligraphy to embellish the building on the outside. These were done in a different way to what is usually seen around.”

The ablution centre, which is separate from the main mosque, is a contemporary structure outfitted with all necessary conveniences. There is a basic blueprint in place for any future growth that would be necessary to transform it from a simple mosque into a comprehensive Islamic centre.

Full Name:

  • As-Sujood Mosque


  • Olabisi Onabanjo University Muslim Community

Year of Opening:

  • 2022


  • 1200


  • Jumah Service

Best Features:

  • The mosque’s shape and architectural layout were modeled after the Sujood (prostration) used in Islamic prayers.


  • Islamic faithfuls, Scholars, Artists, Architects


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  • Olabisi Onabanjo University Main Campus, Ago-Iwoye Ogun State.



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