al-Omari Mosque

The Al-Omari Mosque (Arabic: المسجد العمري‎‎) is an early Islamic-era mosque in the Roman city of Bosra, Syria. It was founded by Caliph Umar, who led the Muslim conquest of Syria in 636 CE, and it was completed in the early 8th century by Caliph Yazid II. The mosque was renovated in the 12th and 13th century CE by the Ayyubid dynasties.


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circa 900 CE

The north-western exposure of the mosque, with the minaret in the background.

circa 900 CE

Interior of the al-Omari Mosque, looking towards the Qibla wall

circa 900 CE

The central courtyard of the mosque, with its highly disciplined plan and expressive and almost chaotic use of roman spolia. Mosque as it was in 2004 CE.

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