Great Mosque of Sfax

Great Mosque of Sfax

Great Mosque of Sfax is the first mosque built in the historic city of Sfax, Tunisia. It was built during the Aghlabid rule of Ifriqiya in 849 AD, the same year of the construction of the city wall. The mosque was specifically commissioned during the period of Imam Sahnoun, a Maliki jurist from Kairouan.

Site Information

Country: Tunisia

District: Sfax Governorate

Site History: 9th Century AD

Oldest Culture: Islamic

Later Cultures: Islamic

Site Features: Islamic Monuments

UNESCO Tentative List

Part of: Medina of Sfax

Date of Submission: 2012

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