10 Oldest Mosques in the World

1. Quba Mosque, Saudi Arabia
First Built: 622

The designation of the oldest mosques in the world requires careful use of definitions, and must be divided into two parts, the oldest in the sense of oldest surviving building, and the oldest in the sense of oldest mosque congregation. Even here, there is the distinction between old mosque buildings that have been in continuous use as mosques, and those that have been converted to other purposes; and between buildings that have been in continuous use as mosques and those that were shuttered for many decades. In terms of congregations, they are distinguished between early established congregations that have been in continuous existence, and early congregations that ceased to exist (wikipedia).

2. Al-Masjid al-Nabawi, Saudi Arabia
First Built: 622

Oldest Mosques Al-Masjid al-Nabawi

3. Masjid al-Qiblatain, Saudi Arabia
First Built: 623

Oldest Mosques Masjid al-Qiblatain

4. Jawatha Mosque, Saudi Arabia
First Built: 629

Oldest Mosques Jawatha Mosque

5. Masjid al-Haram, Saudi Arabia
First Built: 638

Masjid al-Haram

6. Great Mosque of Kufa, Iraq
First Built: 639

Great Mosque of Kufa

7. Mosque of Uqba, Tunisia
First Built: 670

Mosque of Uqba

8. Imam Hussain Mosque, Iraq
First Built: 680

Imam Hussain Mosque

9. Al-Aqsa Mosque, Jerusalem
First Built: 705

Al-Aqsa Mosque

10. Al-Zaytuna Mosque, Tunisia
First Built: 709

Al-Zaytuna Mosque




19 thoughts on “10 Oldest Mosques in the World

  1. Masjid al-Haram, Saudi Arabia is the first Masjid (Mosque) all in Earth.

    Allah said in Al-Quran:

    ” Indeed, the first House [of worship] established for mankind was that at Makkah – blessed and a guidance for the worlds. ” 3:96

  2. The mosque shown is Al Aqsa mosque only. Just merzak is showing in a different angle.
    All these details are from wikipidia.

  3. Betapa indahnya….karya” hamba mu….yaa…ALLAH…. Maha indah lagi yg menciptakan….kami….. Maha besar alloh ….!!

  4. why did it seem like those are that areas first forts especially the first… Mine will be better … Someday i wonder if I prayer to all ah the oddities are getting easier to notice(nigitoga)

  5. I like beautiful & historical mosques in the world. I liked and i feel well after seeing the mosques.

  6. In AD 646 cheraman juma masjid was built in kerala, india by arab traders. it is one of the oldest mosque in world.

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