Bosra Mosque

 Year AH

Year AD

 City

Country

Name

Original Qibla

Rebuilt facing Mecca

 102

 721
 Bosra Syria Mosque of Bosra between Never

GPS Coordinates: 32°31'16.95"N 36°28'58.70"E

  The Mosque of ’Umar is located in the ancient Nabataean city of Bosra, about 140 km south of Damascus. Although Bosra is known for its famous, still-intact theatre, the city also displays strong Islamic (especially Ayyubid) architectural influences. Some of its Islamic monuments include: Hammam Majak, Mosque of al-Khider, Mabrak Mosque, Fa?ima Mosque and the Mosque of ’Umar. Caliph ’Umar, who led the Muslim conquest of Syria in 636, founded the mosque. It was completed in 720 AD by the Caliph Yazid II, and renovated and expanded in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries by the Ayyubid dynasties who also fortified the theatre and baths. As you can see from the photo on the next page, the mosque’s orientation does not point
towards Mecca. You can read more about this mosque at: http://archnet.org/sites/10552

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