Postcard posted 1935.
Villagio Duca Abbruzzi later became Jowhar.
For more on its history see the Wikipedia entry on Jowhar
Google Maps view of Jowhar. The ruins of the big building in the photo are in the centre of the satellite photo below
Postcard posted in 1950
A representative of the Sultanate of Oman, and later on the Sultanate of Zanzibar, was based here in the 19th century.
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See the ruins of the Garesa in the centre of the picture below
Taken in the 1950’s, possibly. Note sheltered “harbour” on the left. This was cut out of the rocks. In the 1980s there were still the remnants of a circular staircase cut into the stone that went down to the sea level on inside of the harbour. I am not sure if this was built before after the Italian occupation of Mogadishu.
PS: See useful comment below by Nur
“Dhikr… is an Islamic practice that focuses on the remembrance of God. Dhikr as a devotional act often includes the repetition of the names of Allah…A group dhikr ceremony in Arabic countries is usually called the hadrah” (from the Wikipedia entry on dhikr)
Undated dhikr, possibly from the 1980s. Long, good sound.
Dhikr in Mogadishu in the 1980s [1980s dikr Somalia 1]
Dhikr in Mogadishu in the 1980s [Somalia 1980s dikri 2]
In the 1960s
Aadan Cade Madaxweynihii ugu horeeyay 1963 -SomalSwiss.net
Taariikhdii Somalia Somali history 1960-91 – SomaliSwiss.net
Dhikr… is an Islamic practice that focuses on the remembrance of God. Dhikr as a devotional act often includes the repetition of the names of Allah (from the Wikipedia entry on dhikr)