Khamis Mosque

 Year AH

Year AD

 City

Country

Name

Original Qibla

Rebuilt facing Mecca

 99

 717
 Manama Bahrain Masjid al Khamis unknown 449/1058

GPS Coordinates: 26.2082°N 50.5483°E

The Suq al-Khamis, or Thursday market Mosque, is situated in the southern suburb of Manama, four kilometers away from Al Khamis town. Its construction date is highly debated. Some archaeologists suggest that it was built in 717, during the reign of the Umayyad Caliph Omar bin Abdul-Aziz. However, an inscription on the qibla wall attest that the current building was built in 1058 (near the end of Caramathian rule) upon the request of two dignitaries from Bahrain, Abdulla Bin Bahlool and Abu Al Waleed Musallam.

You can learn more about this mosque at: http://archnet.org/sites/3788

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