Mosque Name: Masjid al-Umawi

Country: Amman

City: Jordan

Year of construction (AH): 106 AH

Year of construction (AD): 725 AD

GPS: 31°56’59.16"N 35°56’5.15"E

Original Qibla: unknown

Rebuilt facing Mecca: 1924

Description:

This Ottoman style mosque was rebuilt using striking pink-and-white stone in 1924 by the late King Abdullah I on the site of an ancient mosque built originally by Omar ibn Al-Khattab the 2nd Caliph of Islam. It is probably also, the site of the Cathedral of Philadelphia. The modern mosque faces Mecca.

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