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Mosque Name: Raqqa Mosque

Country: Syria

City: Raqqa

Year of construction (AH): 155 AH

Year of construction (AD): 772 AD

GPS: 35°57’7.39”N 39° 1’15.64”E


Gibson Classification: Between

Rebuilt facing Mecca: never


The Great Mosque of Raqqah in Raqqah, Syria is located in the northern section of the city’s heart. Its plan is rectangular (108 meters x 92 meters) with 1.7 meter thick mud brick walls fortified with semi-circular towers at the corners. All that remains today are the baked-brick minaret and prayer hall (haram) facade with eleven arches that were added by Nur al-Din al-Zanki during the 1165 renovation of the mosque. The whole building and complex do not face Mecca but faces the Between Qibla.

Raqqa Mosque Orientation

Raqqa Mosque Orientation

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