Notable mosques. Description should include name, year(s) of construction, denomination (if not stated, we assume it's Sunni) and remarkable facts that prove it's special / remarkable in any way.
World Heritage Sites connected to 'Mosque':
Agra Fort Mina Masjid (Heavenly Mosque), Pearl Mosque, Nagina Masjid (Gem Mosque) Al Qal'a of Beni Hammad Great Mosque, origins in 11th century, its minaret can be seen as the prototype for three-tiered minarets like the Giralda in Seville (although this also is attributed to the Koutoubia Mosque of Marrakech)Aleppo 12th-century Great MosqueAncient ksour of Ouadane, Chinguetti, Tichitt and Oualata Chinguetti, the Great, "Friday Mosque" - created by the city founders sometime in the thirteenth or fourteenth century. The minaret of this ancient structure is supposed to be the second oldest in continuous use anywhere in the Muslim world.
At Ouadane are the remains of and old mosque, and a new one closely modelled upon it.Ancient Merv Several, including the mosque-mausoleum complex of Sultan Sanjar and the 12th century Seljuk Talkhattan Baba
MosqueAncient Thebes with its Necropolis Abu Haggag Mosque, which stands atop the ruins of Luxor Temple; linkAnjar Umayyad MosqueArdabil Bagerhat Mosque of Shait Gumbad (or Sixty Dome Mosque) and several others - 15th century - SunniBahla Fort (Old) Friday Mosque - 14th-century sculpted mihrab - IbadiBam Cultural Landscape The Bam citadel has two mosques, one is the Jame' Mosque and the other the Hazrat Mohammad (AS) Mosque.Berat and Gjirokastra Berat: the Leaden Mosque (16th cent.), the Bachelors' Mosque (Mangalem, 1827), the Teqeja Helvetive Mosque (late 18th cent.)Bosra Mosque of Omar, one of the oldest surviving mosques in the world (720/1), built on the site of a pagan templeBukhara Kalyan Mosque (1514), Magoki-Attori Mosque (rebuilt in 20th century)Champaner-Pavagadh Jama MasjidCordoba Mezquita - 8th century - Sunni (former mosque, now a cathedral)Crac des Chevaliers mosque built by Sultan Qalaun at Fortress of SaladinDamascus Umayyad Mosque - 706/715 - Sunni; Sayyidah Ruqayya Mosque - ?? - ShiaDerbent ?Djuma-mesjid? is one of the earliest mosques in
the former USSR. It probably dates from the 8th century,
though renovated or rebuilt in the 14th and 17th centuries.Divrigi Great Mosque - 1228/29 - SunniDjenné Great Mosque (made of mud) - originating from 1300, rebuilt in 1907/9 - SunniFatehpur Sikri Jama MosqueHarar 82 mosques, three of which date from the 10th centuryHistoric Cairo Al-Azhar Mosque, 975, Sunni, connected to one of the world's oldest universities, home to Arab medieval scholarship; Sultan Hassan Mosque, 1356, Sunni, a masterpiece of Mamluk architecture Incense Route of the Negev SobotaIstanbul Suleymaniye Mosque (1557 - Sunni), Sultan Ahmet Mosque (1616 - Sunni, also known als Blue Mosque) and many moreItchan Kala Djuma Mosque (rebuilt in 1788-89, but originating from 10th century)Kairouan Great Mosque (7th century) and the 9th-century Mosque of the Three Gates (both Sunni)Kasbah of Algiers Great Mosque of Algiers, 1097, Sunni, one of the few remaining examples of Almoravid architectureKazan Kremlin Kazan Qol Sharif - the only 21st Century building identified in a nomination Kunya-Urgench Dash mosqueLamu Old Town Riyadha Mosque 1880M'Zab Valley Central town mosques in each of the 5 ksours; 11th century (reconstructed); IbadiMasjed-e Jâme' the oldest Friday (congregational) mosque in Iran (AB ev)Mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi Mazagan 19th century Mosque of El JadidaMedina of Essaouira "The many mosques, in a characteristic style, and
especially the Mosques of the Casbah and Ben Yossef."Medina of Fez Mosque of Mulai Idris (one of the earliest mosques in the history of Morocco, 810)Medina of Marrakesh Koutoubia Mosque, 1147, Sunni, its minaret has greatly influences Spanish architecture Medina of Sousse Great Mosque (851) and Bu Ftata Mosque (838-841)Medina of Tunis The Great Mosque and the Aghlabid Ez-Zitouna Mosque ("Mosque of the Olive"), built in 723 Meidan Emam, Esfahan Shah mosque - 17th century - ShiaMeknes Grand Mosque, founded in the 11th century by the AlmoravidsMelaka and George Town Melaka; linkMostar Cejvan Cehaj Mosque, 1552, Sunni, a notable example of Ottoman sacred architecture in the Balkans Mudejar Architecture of Aragon
La Seo Cathedral in Zaragoza was converted from a mosque into a cathedral; linkOhrid Region Ali Pasha Mosque built at the end of the 15th century or the beginning of the 16th century. The largest in Ohrid.Old City of Acre Jezzar Pasha Mosque, 1781, Sunni, the best example of Ottoman architecture in Israel (and perhaps in the entire Levant) Old City of Jerusalem Al-Aqsa Mosque (Sunni), originating from the 8th century and rebuilt in the 11thOld Town of Galle Meeran Jumma Mosque - originating from 1750s and rebuilt in 1904 - SunniPaphos Cami-i Kebir (Great Mosque - Aya Sofya) in Ktima (upper Paphos) was converted into a mosque in 1570 or built in 1584 (according to different sources). It is the only surviving mosque in Paphos.Pearling Siyadi complex: modest single-storey mosque with a conical minaret was originally built (AB ev) Qutb Minar Qabbat ul Islam MosqueRabat Several, including the as-Sunna mosque, dating
from the late 18th century, which is the fourth-largest
mosque in present-day Morocco. (AB ev)Red Fort Moti MosqueRhodes Soliman Mosque 1523Rohtas Fort Shahi MosqueRuins of Kilwa Kisiwani and Songo Mnara Great Mosque of Kilwa - From 10th century but mainly 12th/13th. Sunni (?). First true dome on East African coast.Safranbolu Several mosques, dating from 1322 (Old Mosque, Sunni) til the 19th century Kacak and Hamadiye mosquesSaint Catherine Area "The Fatimid Mosque, on the site of a small Crusader chapel, was built between 1101 and 1106. It is rectangular in plan, with a small semi-detached minaret in the northern corner and a small courtyard in front, which forms the roof of the well restored ancient olive press and mill." (Unesco website)Samarkand Bibi-Khanym Mosque (1399-1404), SunniSamarra Great Mosque - was the largest mosque in the Islamic World when it was built between 849 and 852, its Spiral Minaret is the most unusual in the Islamic world & the somewhat smaller look-a-like Abu Dulaf Mosque from the same period (both Sunni)Sana'a 103 mosques, "The majestic seventh century Jami' al-Kabir (Great Mosque) is one of the oldest in the Muslim world."Selimiye Mosque Seville The Giralda Tower was formerly the minaret of the Great Mosque (built in 1172-98)Shakhrisyabz Kok Gumbaz Mosque: A Friday mosque built in 1437 by Ulugh Beg in honor of his father Shah Rukh, its name meaning ?Blue Dome?. Stone Town of Zanzibar Malindi Bamnara Mosque (Sunni, 1831)Sulaiman-Too Two largely reconstructed 16th century mosquesThatta Shah Jahan mosque - 1647/49 - SunniThessalonika The Church of the Acheiropoietos was converted into a mosque and is nowadays referred to as the Old Mosque.Timbuktu Djinguereber Mosque, 1327, Sunni Toledo Mosque of Christ of the Light (Mezquita del Cristo de la Luz ), 999, Sunni, the only remaining mosque in Toledo Tomb of Askia Complex includes 2 mosquesWalled City of Baku 17th-century Kasumbek Mosque, the Palace Mosque (1441), mosque of Key-Gubad.Zabid Great Mosque (9th century), plus 85 other mosques