Senegal's influential Mouride Brotherhood inaugurated a 30,000-person mosque in the capital Dakar -- claimed to be the largest mosque in West Africa. Thousands of Muslims from the country's 14 regions attended the Friday prayer, marking the official opening of the mosque at the heart of the Senegalese capital Dakar. The inaugural prayer was performed in the presence of Serigne Mountakha Bassirou Mbacke, Caliph of the Mouride Brotherhood and other personalities including President Macky Sall and his predecessor Abdoulaye Wade. 'This is not the home of the Mouride community, it is the home of all Muslims, let us unite to give a better image of our religion,' Mbacke said after the prayer. The Mouride, a Sunni brotherhood followed by the majority of Muslims in Senegal, was founded by Senegalese Muslim scholar Sheikh Bamba in 1887. The place of worship has four prayer rooms and an esplanade, which can host 30,000 people. It also houses an Islamic institute and library. 'Apart from the decoration and the ceiling, all the work was done by Senegalese,' Matar Niang, who was responsible for some projects, told Anadolu Agency.