Oldest Masjid Around The World

The 10 Oldest Masjids Around The World

Masjid Al-Aqsa: –

Masjid Al-Aqsa

Masjid Al-Aqsa was built in 705 AD. This Mosque located in Jerusalem holds a very sacred place in the hearts of all Muslims around the world. Before Holy Kabah this was the direction of Qibla for the Muslims.

Masjid Al-Haram: –

Masjid Al-Haram

The Grand Mosque of Makkah, Masjid Al-Haram is the oldest mosque in the world. The holy prophet Hazrat Ibrahim and his son Hazrat Ismail used to pray in this mosque. Today Muslims all around the world face the Qibla in the direction of the Holy Kabah while offering obligatory prayers.

Masjid An-Nabawi: –

Masjid An-Nabawi

When Prophet Mohammad (peace be upon Him) migrated from Makkah to Madina, this mosque was built. The Holy Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) vehemently took part in the building of this mosque. Today it is the second largest mosque in the world.

Mosque of Sanaa: –

Mosque of Sanaa

The Great Mosque of Sanaa was built in between 7th and 8th century. It has beautiful architecture and was built adjacent to the Ghumdan Palace site.

Mosque of Uqba: –

Mosque of Uqba

Located in Kairouan, Tunisia the mosque was built by Arab General Uqba Ibn Nafl. It is one of the most beautiful mosques around the world. The architectural fashion of the mosque was followed by the majority of mosques built after that. This mosque has been a center of Islamic learning and education.

Masjid al Quba: –

Masjid al Quba

This is one of the ten oldest mosques around the world. The Holy Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) took part in the construction of this mosque when he returned back to Makkah from Madina. It is one of the holy places for Muslims around the world.

Ummayad Mosque Syria: –

Ummayad Mosque Syria

This mosque is also known as the Great Mosque of Damascus. It was built in 634. It has attracted tourists from all over the world for centuries and is one of the most prized treasures of history.

The Mosque of Kufa: –

The Mosque of Kufa

Built-in 670 AD this mosque had the extremely rich history. It holds a special place, especially for the Shia Muslims.

 Jumma Masjid of Kilakarai: –

Jumma Masjid of Kilakarai

Located in Kilakarai, Tamil Nadu, this mosque was built during the reign of Pandiya Dynasty. It was built by a merchant from Yemen. This mosque signifies the spread and reaches of Islam during the early years.

Great Mosque of Xian: –

Great Mosque of Xian

Built in 742, this mosque has a unique Chinese pagoda architecture. It’s the oldest mosque in China.