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Masjid al-Dahab (or The Golden Mosque; Filipino: Moskeng Ginto) is situated in the predominantly Muslim section of the Quiapo district in Manila, Philippines, and is considered the largest mosque in Metro Manila.

The Golden Mosque acquired its name for its gold-painted dome as well as for its location in Globo de Oro Street. Under the supervision of former Philippine First Lady Imelda Marcos, construction began on August 4, 1976 for the visit of Libya’s President Muammar al-Gaddafi, although his visit was cancelled. It now serves many in Manila’s Muslim community, and is especially full during Jumuah prayers on a Friday. The mosque can accommodate up to 3,000 worshippers.

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