Minarets of Umayyad Mosque

Within the Umayyad Mosque complex are three minarets.

circa 850 CE

Minaret of (Jesus), Umayyad Mosque in Damascus

Minaret of Brdie, of Masjid al-Umawi as seen from outside the mosque complex. On one of the slabs it bears the replica of a Sundial built by ibn Shattir, which was used to calculate Salah timings.

circa 1217 CE

Minaret of Jesus (right), Umayyad Mosque in Damascus

Quba an-Nisr (left) and the minaret of Isa to the right, reaching 253 feet (77 meters) in height, it is the tallest of the mosque’s three minarets. The square-shaped main body of the minaret is crowned by an octagonal spire, tapering to a point and surmounted by a crescent.

circa 1488 CE

Minaret of Qaitbey (Manarat ul-Gharibiyya), Umayyad Mosque in Damascus

Minaret of the Qaitbey (Manarat ul-Gharibiyya), Umayyad Mosque in Damascus


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