A talented 15-year-old boy identified as Aji Bukar Haziki, has created the scale model of Mecca’s main mosque in Maiduguri, Borno state.
In the now-viral video which was shared on social media, the boy was seen behind the miniature model of the mosque.
The mosque is officially called Masjid al-Haram (i.e The Inviolable Mosque). It is also known as the Great Mosque of Mecca. It is a mosque that surrounds the Kaaba in Mecca, in the Mecca Province of Saudi Arabia.
It is a site of pilgrimage in the Hajj, which every Muslim must do at least once in their lives if able, and is also the main phase for the ʿUmrah, the lesser pilgrimage that can be undertaken any time of the year.
The rites of both pilgrimages include circumambulating the Kaaba within the mosque. The Great Mosque includes other important significant sites, including the Black Stone, the Zamzam Well, Maqam Ibrahim, and the hills of Safa and Marwa.
As of August 2020, the Great Mosque is the largest mosque in the world. It has undergone major renovations and expansions through the years.
It has passed through the control of various caliphs, sultans, and kings, and is now under the control of the King of Saudi Arabia who is titled the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques.
Meanwhile, Nigerians have commended the boy’s brilliance and government his great talent.
Ifeoluwa Abraham wrote; ” Wow.. Kudos… Good gesture and creativity Nigeria Government might not see anything special in this, forgotten that is a product that need to be recruited by all means, but they believed they needed more youth into Army to feed them with cassava and Agbado.”
Charles Okoroafor said; “Nice one…would make a good architect in the nearest future if Nigeria doesn’t happen to him first.”
Yusuf Sani Sulaiman said; “Nigeria is a blessed nation the problem emerges from our leaders.”
Mujidat Omolade Adepoju on her part said; “Masha Allah, May Allah increase you in knowledge and understanding.”