Fakr ad-Din Mosque
|Fakr ad-Din Mosque
مسجد فخر الدين زنكي
The mosque was built in 1269 by the first Sultan of Mogadishu. Stone, including Indian marble, and coral were the primary materials used in the construction of the mosque, which displays a compact rectangular plan with a domed mihrab axis. Glazed tiles were also used in the decoration of mihrab, one of which bears a dated inscription.
Photographs of the Fakr ad-Din mosque feature in drawings and photographs of central Mogadishu from the late 19th century onwards. The mosque can be identified amidst other buildings by its two cones, one round and the other hexagonal.
- Description of mosque at ArchNet.
- 1882 - Behind the market
- 1930's - immediate left
- 1936 - on the middle left
- 1986 - lower centre
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