Corner of Grey and Queen Streets. Aboobaker Jhavery, the first passenger Indian to Durban, bought thlsslte in 1890. The first mosque was built on the site before the turn of the century. The present building is said to be the largest in the Southern Hemisphere. The building (rebuilt in 1929 by architects Payne and Payne) is a unique blend of Islamic decorations and strong Union period vernacular style. The Grey street entrance has a fine encaustic tile floor and a view into the interior courtyard. The mosque is of particular significance to the city in terms of history, its relationship with the Madressa Arcade and its juxtaposition with the Emmanuel Cathedral. The minaret and colonnaded verandas create a powerful streetscape.
In summer the Muslims stage a procession of floats to mark the tenth day of the first month of the Muslim calendar. This is to remind the faithful of the martyrdom of the Son of Mohammed.