Mosque Name: Abdul Qader Yagouri Mosque

Country: Algeria

City: Béni Abbès

Year of construction (AH): unknown

Year of construction (AD): 8th Century

GPS: 30°08’00.5"N 2°09’50.3"W

Original Qibla: unknown, possibly Parallel

Rebuilt facing Mecca: never


I received a letter from a viewer to reported that the mosque of Sheikh Abdul Qader Yagouri at Béni Abbès in Algeria has a parallel orientation to the Petra-Mecca axis (30°08’00.5"N 2°09’50.3"W). This has not been confirmed by “on the ground” examination. This report is most likely not true, as others report that oldest religious building is the Old Ksar’s mosque, which dates back to 1605.

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