Mosque Name: Mosque of Prophet Jonah

Country: Iraq

City: Mosoul

Year of construction (AH): 16 AH

Year of construction (AD): 637 AD

GPS: 35° 8’3.87"N 36°44’55.63"E


Original Qibla: unknown

Rebuilt facing Mecca: 1393 AD


A shrine was built on this spot in 16 AH or around 637 AD to commemorate the prophet Yunus (Jonah). Centuries later in 1393 AD Tamurlane tore down the shrine and built a mosque on the spot. The yellow line comes from Mecca, so this mosque’s qibla points to Mecca.



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