Mogadishu: Images from the Past

Somalia Italiana: Mogadiscio – Pozo Cava

Posted in 1900 - 1960 Italian Period, 1918 - 1940, Y: Unknown locations by rickjdavies on 16 August, 2008

Posted 22 June 1922. Exact location in Mogadiscio unknown. The “lighthouse” in the back right may have been in Lido area

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  1. Yusuf Mugne said, on 19 December, 2008 at 6:15 pm

    This location is about 200 metres from the gate pf Villa Somalia near Villa Baidoa on the Nasib Punde street.

    • rickjdavies said, on 30 December, 2008 at 12:33 pm

      Thanks, Yusuf
      I thought it was in this area. By Nasib Punde, I think you mean Nasib Bundo

  2. Yusuf Munye said, on 29 December, 2008 at 5:45 pm

    The “lighthouse” in the back right is a tomb of venerated Sheikh Faqih “Aboor”, and not in Lido area

    • rickjdavies said, on 30 December, 2008 at 12:31 pm

      Thanks, Yusuf
      What I thought was a lighthouse is in the back left of the photo, the tomb of Sheikh Faqih “Aboor” is in the back right.
      Where is/was this tomb of Sheikh Faqih “Aboor” in Mogadishu?

  3. nur said, on 27 January, 2009 at 2:16 am

    The right tomb is faqih aboor the lighthouse is now radio mogadishu

  4. faduma said, on 24 April, 2009 at 4:08 pm

    I think this wind well in wardhiigley close to villa Somalia by 15th May Secondry School. It inside the local goverment nursury.

  5. Yusuf Munye said, on 13 July, 2009 at 6:56 pm

    The right is Sheikh Faqi Aboor tomb , and lighthouse on the left is actual Radio Mogadisho

  6. Habiba said, on 21 April, 2010 at 3:33 pm


    Does anyone know the full name of Sheikh Faqih “Aboor”?

    If so please let me know, you can contact me on:

    Thank you!

    • mohamed qassim omar said, on 16 May, 2011 at 7:58 pm

      he was my great x idont kno how much grandfather’s tomb

  7. sadiiq said, on 25 June, 2010 at 11:47 am

    sheekh faqhih aboor,his full name is sheekh abii bakar mohamed al faqih.

  8. sadiiq said, on 25 June, 2010 at 11:50 am

    habiba,if u need further information about sheekh faqih aboor ,plse contact me. my email is sadiiq3000@hotmailcom. i am reer faqi.

  9. Omar said, on 7 August, 2010 at 12:02 am, deer yare
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    Indicates the importance of the Centre Mekdco religious and cultural in coastal populations all of us, even considered the cultural capital of the coast of Zinj all, a woman on all Arabs, this coast as a result reached by the power and influence, and for its role in the deployment of pan-Arabism Malisalam, this was the city in the south Zela and Somali in the north, the main implementers of the streams of Arabism and Islam, which penetrated to the rest of Somalia in the Horn of Africa, where Islam prevailed in most of this region long ago. (10)

    As a result of trade relations that existed between this tribe and other Somali clans, who contacted the Sultanate Mekdco Islamic reciting a lot of the construction of mosques and the mosques that remained to us, including mosques, several, including a mosque in writing showing the date of its establishment, the year 637 AH / 1239, before the passage of Ibn Battuta at around century and perhaps this mosque is a mosque Abdul Aziz, who built in Mekdcho nearly seven hundred years. It is remarkable to consider that there in the vicinity of the mosque, some of the graves, which topped evidence written on one, “This is the tomb of the late Haji Ali Mohammad Choblh Makhzoumi the age of 90 years, and was his death the month of Jumada the first day throughout 1389 OK July 1969” notes of the phrase, careful to mention the performance of the Hajj and to ensure that said Arab descent, which shows how attached Alsomaliien always Arabism and Islam.

    Visited the Ibn Battuta this country and gave us a Islamic wonderful as it was of life, he pointed to the large number of mosques and the warmth and good reception of merchants and maintain their wealth, as pointed out usually Almekdhien that Ilqbwa their power the title of Sheikh Ahmed sharaffudin reer sheikh clan, and this old man knows the tongue Arab even though it of the local Somali who converted to Islam, which shows the spread of the Arabic language among the people, as well as the spread of Islamic culture, where there was a home for the students who had been based on education science of religion many scholars and clerics who were occupying the highest place in the Sultanate of Mekdhco which indicates the success of the Islamic Movement in Somaliland every success.

  10. Ahmed Ali Ahmed said, on 23 January, 2011 at 2:40 pm


    • mohamed qassim omar said, on 16 May, 2011 at 8:04 pm

      it isnt it is my great great great great grand fathers tomb next to that light house

  11. Ahmed Omar said, on 29 February, 2012 at 5:30 am

    It seems that no one knows the place. Look, far right you can clearly see the mosque of Sekh Sufi, and the well is exactly located where the National Theater is now. You can also see the Light or (MASAWACA) in its the exact location. it is close to (Madaxtooyada). I now evry inch of Mogadishu.
    Good Lack.

  12. Ikar Bana Hadad said, on 31 December, 2013 at 1:08 pm

    Ikar Bana Hadad, 31 Dic.2013. at 7.20. Atlanta-State of Georgia-USA.
    This photo shows eaxactly, the area around EX FIERA DELLA SOMALIA.specially infront of the SYL monument,becouse I have seen this (water molino fixed over there till aroun 1967..

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