Old Mosque of Basra

Old Mosque of Basra

Old Mosque of Basra or Imam Ali Mosque is a historic mosque located in Basra, Iraq. It was founded in 635 AD during the era of the second Rashidun Caliph Umar ibn Al-Khattab. The mosque was later reconstructed during the era of the Umayyad Caliph Umar ibn Abd al-Aziz. It is the first mosque built in Basra, and among the oldest mosques in the history of Islam.

Site Information

Country: Iraq

District: Basra Governorate

Category: Mosques and Islamic Buildings

Site History: 7th Century AD

Oldest Culture: Islamic

Later Cultures: Islamic

Site Features: Islamic Monuments

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