Abu Hanifa Mosque

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Abu Hanifa Mosque
Abu Hanifa Mosque, 2008.jpg
Abu Hanifa Mosque
Basic information
Location Iraq Baghdad, Iraq
Geographic coordinates 33°22′18.12″N 44°21′29.88″E / 33.3717000°N 44.3583000°E / 33.3717000; 44.3583000Coordinates: 33°22′18.12″N 44°21′29.88″E / 33.3717000°N 44.3583000°E / 33.3717000; 44.3583000
Affiliation Sunni Islam
Architectural description
Architectural style Islamic
Specifications
Dome(s) 4
Minaret(s) 2

The Abu Hanifa Mosque (Arabic: مسجد أبو حنيفة, masjid abū ḥanīfah or مسجد أبي حنيفة, masjid abī ḥanīfah‎) is one of the most prominent Sunni mosques in Baghdād, Iraq.

It is built around the tomb of Abū Ḥanīfah an-Nuʿmān (often called "the Great Imam" (ألإمام الأعظم, al-imām al-aʿẓam)), the founder of the Ḥanafī madhhab or school of Islamic religious jurisprudence. It is located in the Sunni-dominated al-Aʿẓamiyyah quarter of Baghdad, to the northeast of the city.

History[edit]

Abu Hanifa Mosque 1890

Imam Abu Hanifa died and was buried nearby in 105 AH / 767 AD. The small town of al-Adhamiya grew up around the shrine. In 459 AH / 1066 AD, the mosque was restored by Sharaf al-Mulk Abu Sa’id al-Khwarizmi, who added a large dome and constructed the adjacent Hanafi school.

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