Mosque Name: Hassanein
Year of construction (AH): 1161
Year of construction (AD): 554
GPS: 35.134475 36.748679
Gibson Classification: Petra
Rebuilt facing Mecca: Never
This small mosque is located to the south of the Hama Citadel, facing its main gate. According to an inscription located above the door, it was built by Nur al-Din in 554⁄1161 The mosque is about 17 m wide and 11 m deep with a newly renovated entrance on its south side in which the original foundation-panel is preserved. The wide, shallow design is reminiscent of Rashidun mosques. As this mosque faces Petra, it may have originally been a Rashidun mosque that was rebuilt by Nur al-Din.
The mosque’s small, square-based minaret rises to approximately 8 m in height, made of the black-basalt stone traditionally imported from Hauran and Bosra. There is a wooden-balcony construction at the top of the minaret.