During the caliphate of Rashidun Caliph Umer, four minarets were added to the mosque, which were used by Muazzins for Adhans. The first minarets (four in number) were 26 feet (7.9 m) high. In 1307, a minaret titled Bab al-Salam was added by Muhammad ibn Kalavun which was renovated by Mehmed IV. After the renovation project of 1994, there were ten minarets which were 104 metres (341 ft) high. The minarets' upper, bottom and middle portion are cylindrical, octagonal and square shaped respectively.
|Bab as-Salam Minaret, is located over the Bab as-Salam|
|Latest Update: June 23, 2015|