The Great Mosque in Aqrah, Duhok Governorate is one of the oldest mosques in Iraq. The mosque was first founded after the spread of Islam in Iraqi Kurdistan, during the era of the second CaliphUmar. Today, the mosque has an area of 3000 square meters after several renovations and reconstructions. The latest renovation was in 1965, carried out by the ministry of endowment and religious affairs with the help of locals and ulamas. There are several madrasas and religious institutions surrounding the mosque which offer diplomas. One of them is managed by Sayeed Munib Ahmad al-Imam, and the other is managed by Sheikh Abdullah Ahmad Muhammad. These religious institutions as well as the mosque are often visited places for religious leaders for its historical significance.