Al-Asha’ir Mosque

Al-Asha’ir Mosque

Al-Asha'ir Mosque or the Great Mosque of Zabid is an ancient mosque located in the historic city of Zabid, Yemen. It was built by the great Sahabi Abu Musa al-Ash'ari in 629 AD. The mosque underwent several renovations, but the most important additions of which were made during the reign of Sultan Al-Mansour Abdul Wahab bin Dawood in the year 1486 AD, and since then the shape of the mosque remained as it is to this day.

Site Information

Country: Yemen

District: Al Hudaydah Governorate

Site History: 7th Century AD

Oldest Culture: Islamic

Later Cultures: Islamic

Site Features: Islamic Monuments

World Heritage Site

Part of: Historic Town of Zabid

Date of Inscription: 1993

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