Mosque Name: Abdul Qader Yagouri Mosque
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.