Aleppo Mosque

 Year AH

Year AD

 City

Country

Name

Original Qibla

Rebuilt facing Mecca

 96

 715
 Aleppo Syria  Jami'a al Umawi al Kabir  unknown  1260 AH

GPS Coordinates: 36.199492°N 37.156911°E

 The mosque is purportedly home to the remains of Zechariah, the father of John the Baptist.It was built in the beginning of the 8th century. However, the current building dates back to the 12 centurty, so we cannot determin its original qibla direction. The minaret was built in 1090 and was destroyed during fighting in the Syrian civil war in April 2013. The modern mosque has a qibla towards Mecca. You can learn more from: http://archnet.org/sites/1804

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