10 Oldest Mosques in the World

1. Quba Mosque, Saudi Arabia
First Built: 622

Oldest Mosques in the World

Determining the oldest mosques in the world involves precise definition usage, dividing them into two categories: the oldest based on the surviving building and the oldest based on the mosque congregation. Even within these categories, there are further distinctions between old mosque buildings that have remained mosques throughout history and those that have been repurposed, as well as between buildings that have continuously functioned as mosques and those that were closed for extended periods. Regarding congregations, they are differentiated between early established congregations that have continuously existed and early congregations that no longer exist.

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

Al-Masjid al-Nabawi, located in Saudi Arabia, was first built in 622. It is one of the oldest mosques in the world and holds great significance as the mosque where Prophet Muhammad is buried.

Oldest Mosques Al-Masjid al-Nabawi

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

Masjid al-Qiblatain, situated in Saudi Arabia, was first built in 623. It gained historical importance as the mosque where the direction of prayer (qibla) for Muslims was changed from Jerusalem to Mecca.

Oldest Mosques Masjid al-Qiblatain

4. Jawatha Mosque, Saudi Arabia
First Built: 629

Jawatha Mosque, found in Saudi Arabia, was first built in 629. It holds historical significance as one of the earliest mosques constructed in the region and played a vital role in the spread of Islam.

Oldest Mosques Jawatha Mosque

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

Masjid al-Haram, located in Saudi Arabia, was first built in 638. It is one of the most sacred mosques in Islam and houses the Kaaba, the holiest site for Muslims, towards which millions of Muslims worldwide face during their prayers.

Masjid al-Haram

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

The Great Mosque of Kufa, situated in Iraq, was first built in 639. It is renowned for its historical and architectural significance and was an important center for Islamic learning and worship in early Islamic history.

Great Mosque of Kufa

7. Mosque of Uqba, Tunisia
First Built: 670

The Mosque of Uqba, located in Tunisia, was first built in 670. It is one of the oldest mosques in North Africa and holds great cultural and historical significance as a masterpiece of early Islamic architecture. The mosque is named after Uqba ibn Nafi, an Arab general who played a crucial role in the spread of Islam in the region.

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 responses to “10 Oldest Mosques in the World”

  1. sumera Avatar

    MashAllah… SubhanAllah.

  2. merzak Avatar

    Al-Aqsa Mosque, Jerusalem this is not true :this is http://www.nawajee.com/AlArthAlMuqaddasa/MasjidAlQubba.html.
    this mosque in your photo is rock mosque.

  3. Navid Avatar

    Thanks.It was nice!

  4. Ahmed Avatar

    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

  5. Atique Ahmed Avatar
    Atique Ahmed

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

  6. yosep ws / radio star 93.9 fm Avatar
    yosep ws / radio star 93.9 fm

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

  7. isaac Avatar

    amazing 2 all la illaha illallah

  8. honey Avatar

    MASHAALLAH buht khubsurat hn

  9. Top 10 Lists Avatar

    This is an valuable post.I like these pics.Thanks for sharing this great information with us.

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  11. kaleem pasha Avatar

    i pray to allah to prevent this mosques till qayamat

  12. kumar Avatar

    what is 622 to 709….is it year???

  13. Obsolete Avatar

    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)

  14. Muhammad Arif Meher Avatar
    Muhammad Arif Meher

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

  15. Md.meraj Ansari Avatar
    Md.meraj Ansari

    Masha Allah

  16. suresh Avatar

    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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