Mosque Name: Hayr al Sharqi Mosque

Country: Syria

City: Desert Castle

Year of construction (AH): 110 AH

Year of construction (AD): 728 AD

GPS: 35° 4’25.52"N 39° 4’14.92"E

ArchNet: http://archnet.org/sites/4137

Original Qibla: Between

Rebuilt facing Mecca:

Description: never

Qasr al-Hayr al-Sharqi in Syria is approximately 97 km northeast of Palmyra and 64 km to the south of Rusafa. It was originally constructed in 728-9 under Caliph Hisham to be used as a retreat for the Umayyad caliphs. After Umayyad decline in regional authority, the site was absorbed and embellished by the Abbasids under caliph Harun al-Rashid and remained functional until the 14th century. The Qasr and the external mosque both have the same Qibla, facing a Between position.

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