Mosque Name: Rajum Qasr and Mosque

also known as: Rujm al-Kursī

Country: Jordan

City: Amman

Year of construction (AH): 600-699

GPS: 31.970292° 35.838694°

Mosque Qibla: 183.9

Qasr Qibla: 185.4

Rebuilt facing Mecca: never


Located in Amman Jordan, near the King Hussein Medical Center on Highway 35.

There are two structures on this site. An early Qasr, and a mosque. In the photo below you can see the mosque is south of the Qasr. Over the centuries many stones have been robbed from these structures, but it is still possible to make them out. The mosque still has the mihrab in tack. The mosque is narrow and wide similar to other Rashidun mosques. Two rectangular rooms, separated by a blind corridor and in their total exterior dimensions corresponding to the mosque, have been added at a later construction phase.

It can be roughly dated through a Kufic inscription with an Umayyad date, as reported in MEGA Jordan 15363, but no details are known.

The Mosque Qibla was measured on the ground is 185.4. Dan Gibson has classified it as a Rashidun styled mosque with a Petra facing Qibla.

More information can be found in: Islamic Heritage Sites in Jordan, A Student’s Gazetteer, prepared by the MA-Students of The German-Jordanian University, in Architectural Conservation School for Architecture and Built Environment Academic Years, 2017 - 2020, edited by Thomas M. Weber-Karyotakis & Ammar Khammash with Hussein al-Aza‘at, Nader Atiyeh, Catreena Hamarneh, Khairiyeh al-Kukhun & Robert Schick. GJU, Amman 2020

Rajum Qasr to the north, and the mosque to the south.

Rajum Qasr to the north, and the mosque to the south.

Sketch of the mosque

Sketch of the mosque

Photo of the mosque mihrab

Photo of the mosque mihrab

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