Abu Dulaf Mosque

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Abu Dulaf Mosque
جامع أبو دلف
Spiral minaret at Abu Dulaf.jpg
Basic information
Location Samarra, Iraq
Affiliation Sunni Islam
Architectural description
Architectural type Mosque
Date established 859
Minaret height 32 meters

Abu Dulaf Mosque (Arabic: جامع أبو دلف‎) is a historic mosque in north Samarra of Saladin Governorate,[1] Iraq. The mosque was commissioned by the 10th Abbasid Caliph Al-Mutawakkil in 859. The mosque is rectangular shaped, and consisted of the open air sahn surrounded by the corridors with the qibla corridor being the biggest of them. The mosque is among the largest mosques in the world measured by area size, reaching 46,800 square meters wide. The iconic spiral minaret which resembles the renowned Malwiya of the Great Mosque of Samarra is located at the northern side. The unique design of the minaret is said to be inspired by the similar structure in Firuzabad.[2] The minaret reaches 32 meters and standing on a square base.[3]

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  1. ^ جامع ابو دلف. Masajed Iraq. Retrieved January 4, 2018.
  2. ^ ارجح, اکرم. "جامع کبیر". rch.ac.ir (in Persian). دانشنامه جهان اسلام. Retrieved 21 May 2017. 
  3. ^ Abu Dulaf Mosque and Minaret. Cultural Property Training Resource. Retrieved January 4, 2018.