Nur al-Din Mosque

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Nur Al-Din Mosque
جامع نور الدين
Hama-AlNouri minaret.jpg
The minaret of Nur al-Din Mosque
Basic information
Location Syria Hama, Syria
Geographic coordinates 35°8′6″N 36°45′9″E / 35.13500°N 36.75250°E / 35.13500; 36.75250Coordinates: 35°8′6″N 36°45′9″E / 35.13500°N 36.75250°E / 35.13500; 36.75250
Affiliation Islam
Region Levant
Status Active
Architectural description
Architectural type Mosque
Architectural style Zengid
Completed 1172
Specifications
Minaret(s) 1
Materials Basalt, Limestone, Tiles

The Nur Al-Din Mosque (Arabic: جامع نور الدين‎, transliteration: Jami Nur al-Din) is a Zengid-era mosque in Hama, Syria, located on the banks of the Orontes river.[1] The mosque was erected by Nur ad-Din Zangi in 1172. The square minaret, made of alternating bands of black basalt and yellow limestone, is the mosque's strongest feature. Inside the mosque, the intricately carved wooden minbar still stands as one of the oldest preserved testaments to Islamic history.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Nur al-Din Mosque Archnet Digital Library.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Rihawi, Abdul Qader (1979). Arabic Islamic Architecture: Its Characteristics and Traces in Syria. Publications of the Ministry of Culture and National Leadership.