Grand Magal Touba, Senegal
November 7, 2017 - A ma takes a selfie in front of the Grand Mosque in Touba, where thousands of people gather on. the evening before the Grand Magal Festival starts. Every year, 2-3 million people gather in Touba for this pilgrimage to commemorate Cheikh Amadou Bamba Mbacké (1853-1927), who was the founder of the Sufi order of the Mourids and is worshiped as a saint by the Senegalese. Bamba is interred inside the mosque. After his death, his eldest son Mamadou Moustapha Mbacké was appointed as his successor as the first Caliph General of the Mourid Brotherhood. 1932 he laid the foundation stone for the Great Mosque, which was completed 1963 by Bamba's second son Fallou M'Backé, the second Caliph General of the Mourids.
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