Hayr al Gharbi Mosque

 Year AH

Year AD




Original Qibla

Rebuilt facing Mecca

  726 Hayr al Gharbi Syria Qasr al Hary al Gharbi between Never

GPS Coordinates: 34°20'39.77"N 37°35'3.67"E

Qasr al-Gayr al-Gharbi is 37 miles west of Palmyra. The mosque is in the lower left corner of this palace. It played a very small part of the overall plan of the building, and was accessed through several other rooms. Unfortunately, the building is in such a state of ruin that it is almost impossible to accurately determine the direction of the qibla, but the whole complex seems to face somewhere between Petra and Mecca, although the qibla is closer to Petra than either Mecca or Meda'in Saleh.

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