Naogaon Sadar Model Mosque and Islamic Cultural Center

The grand entrance of the Naogaon Model Mosque, leading worshippers to the prayer area.
Main entrance gateway to the prayer area of Naogaon Model Mosque.

The Most Beautiful Mosque Ever Built in Naogaon Town: A Fusion of Arabic and European Architecture

About The Mosque

Finally, Naogaon town gets a newly built beautiful mosque, Naogaon Sadar Upazila Model Mosque and Islamic Cultural Center. Its design and appearance is mind blowing. Indeed, the design language is a mixture of Arabic and European architecture.

On 16 March 2023, the newly built Model Mosque was inaugurated by the Prime Minister of Bangladesh from her Ganabhaban residence through a virtual conference. In 2014, Awami League declared an election manifesto that they would build Model Mosque throughout all over Bangladesh if they won the election. As a result, as per of that election manifesto, the government declared their plan of building the Model Mosque project. The Model Mosque project has 3 categories. The Naogaon Sadar Upazila Model Mosque falls under ‘B’ category. The Naogaon Sadar Model Mosque was built in Naogaon town’s Par-Naogaon area. It is right in front of Hotel Raj in Dhopapara Mauza.

Beautiful architectural design of the mosque with glass behind.
Beautiful architectural design of the Mosque
Arabic calligraphy inscribed atop the model mosque's primary entrance, symbolizing faith and devotion.
Arabic calligraphy adorning the model mosque’s main entrance arch. Photo taken in 2023 AD.

Mosque Features

The Naogaon Sadar Model Mosque isn’t just like any other traditional mosque where Muslims only come for prayers. It is more than a mosque with many facilities to connect the Muslim community with each other to build a strong Muslim brotherhood. This 3 story mosque has a total floor space of 1680.14 square meters. Therefore, a total number of 900 devotees can pray together at the Mosque.

Nevertheless, this model mosque will have many facilities to boost Islamic culture and social welfare. The mosque will provide facilities like, trainings for Hajj pilgrims, Imam training facility, Islamic research center and Islamic library, an Islamic Foundation sub office, autism prayer corner, rituals for Muslim dead body before burial, vehicle parking space, hifzakhana, pre-primary education, Quran learning center, conference facilities for Islamic cultural activities and Islamic dawat, Islamic books shop, a boarding accommodation for local and foreign guests inside the mosque premises and many more. To function the mosque without any interruption, it has a substation and generator.

Beautiful wooden doors with minimalist design of the Naogaon Upazila model mosque.
Beautiful wooden doors with minimalist design of the model mosque.
Minaret of Naogaon Sadar Model Mosque and Islamic Cultural Center.
The standing tall minaret of the Sadar Model Mosque, Naogaon.
Naogaon Sadar Model Mosque and Islamic Cultural Center Foundation Stone Laid by MP Nizam Uddin Jalil John in 2020.
Naogaon 05 constituency’s MP, Nizam Uddin Jalil John laid the foundation stone of the construction work in 2020.
Inauguration stone of the mosque, unveiled by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina MP.
The Naogaon Sadar mosque’s inauguration stone shows its official opening by Bangladesh’s Prime Minister, Sheikh Hasina MP.

Construction

Naogaon district will get a total number of 12 Model Mosques all over the district divided into two categories. Each of the 11 upazilas will get one ‘B’ category Upazila Model Mosque while the district town will get one ‘A’ category District Model Mosque. However, of the 12 Model Mosques, the governing body inaugurated only a few, while many of them are under construction. The government spent Taka 13 crore 41 lakh 80 thousand to build the Naogaon Sadar Upazila Model Mosque and Islamic Cultural Center. The mosque has been built with government funds. On March 05, 2020 Sadar upazila MP (Member of Parliament for Naogaon-5) Nizam Uddin Jalil John laid the foundation stone of the construction work. The Government’s Public Works Department was in charge of the construction to make the dream come true.

Naogaon Sadar Upazila Model Mosque and Islamic Cultural Center front view
Naogaon Sadar Upazila Model Mosque and Islamic Cultural Center

FAQ About Naogaon Sadar Model Mosque

What is the Naogaon Sadar Upazila Model Mosque and Islamic Cultural Center?

The Naogaon Sadar Upazila Model Mosque and Islamic Cultural Center is a newly built mosque in the town. It features a design that combines Arabic and European architecture.

Who built the mosque?

The mosque was built by the Government of Bangladesh as part of the Model Mosque project, announced by the political party Awami League in their 2014 election manifesto.

Who laid the foundation stone of the mosque and when?

The foundation stone of the Mosque was laid by the Sadar Upazila MP, Nizam Uddin Jalil John, on March 5, 2020.

Who inaugurated the mosque and when?

The Mosque was inaugurated on March 16, 2023 by the Prime Minister of Bangladesh via a virtual conference.

Where is the Naogaon Sadar Model Mosque located?

The Naogaon Sadar Model Mosque is located in the Par-Naogaon area of the town. It is situated right in front of Hotel Raj in Dhopapara Mauza.

What was the cost to build this mosque?

A total of Taka 13 crore 41 lakh 80 thousand was spent to build the model mosque.

What kinds of facilities are there in the Naogaon Sadar Model Mosque?

Besides prayer, the model mosque offers several facilities such as trainings for Hajj pilgrims, Imam training, an Islamic research center and library, autism prayer corner, ritual services for Muslim bodies before burial, vehicle parking, hifzakhana, pre-primary education, Quran learning center, an Islamic bookshop, and boarding accommodations for local and foreign guests and more.

How many Model Mosques are there in the Naogaon district?

In the Naogaon district, there will be a total of 12 Model Mosques. Each of the 11 upazilas will have one ‘B’ category Upazila Model Mosque, and the district town will have one ‘A’ category District Model Mosque.

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