List of mosques in Baghdad

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Baghdad, located in Iraq, was once the capital of the Abbasid Caliphate and a center of Islamic advancements. This is a list of mosques in Baghdad from different dynastic periods. Today, there are 912 Jama Masjids in Baghdad which conduct Friday Prayer, and 149 smaller mosques which only hold regular daily prayers.[1]

Abbasids[edit]

Name Images Year District Remarks
Al-Khulafa Mosque مسجد الخلفاء في بغداد.jpg 902-908
Rusafa
Oldest existing mosque in Baghdad, although renovated for numerous times. The minaret dates back to the Abbasid era.
Al-Kadhimiya Mosque Al-Kadhimiya Mosque 4.jpg 915
Kadhimiya
33°22′47.89″N 44°20′16.64″E / 33.3799694°N 44.3379556°E / 33.3799694; 44.3379556
One of the holiest sites for Twelver Shia Islam
Abu Hanifa Mosque Abu Hanifa Mosque, 2008.jpg 1065
Adhamiya
33°22′20″N 44°21′30″E / 33.372091°N 44.358409°E / 33.372091; 44.358409
Preserves the tomb of Abu Hanifa, the founder of Hanafi maddhab
Mausoleum of Abdul-Qadir Gilani Shrine of Abdul Qadir Jilani..jpg 12th century
Rusafa
Originally built as mausoleum. Preserves the tomb of Abdul Qadir Gilan, the founder of Qadiriyya Sufi order
Mausoleum of Umar Suhrawardi جامع زمرد خاتون.jpg 12th century
Rusafa
Originally built as mausoleum. Preserves the tomb of Shahab al-Din Abu Hafs Umar Suhrawardi, the founder of Suhrawardiyya Sufi order
Zumurrud Khatun Mosque Zubaida tomb.JPG 1202
Rusafa
Originally built as mausoleum. The minaret is considered the oldest surviving in Baghdad.[2]

Turco-Persian[edit]

Name Images Year District Remarks
Al-Sarai Mosque Al- Saray Mosque جامع السراي.jpg 1293
Rusafa
Murjan Mosque Murjan Mosque.jpg 1356
Rusafa

Ottomans[edit]

Name Images Year District Remarks
Said Sultan Ali Mosque جامع سيد سلطان علي.jpg 1590
Rusafa
Al-Asifyah Mosque جامع الآصفية.jpg 1608
Rusafa
Al-Wazeer Mosque Al Wazeer Mosque.jpg 1660
Rusafa
Al-Ahmadiya Mosque جامع الاحمدية.jpg 1796
Rusafa
Haydar-Khana Mosque Al-Hayder Khana Mosque Baghdad 3285671250.jpg 1819
Rusafa

Modern[edit]

Name Images Year District Remarks
17th of Ramadan Mosque Une mosquée à Bagdad.jpg 1938
Rusafa
Fatah Pasha Mosque Fattah Pasha Mosque.jpg 1943
Kadhimiya
Barath Mosque جامع براثا.jpg 1954
Karkh
Al-Shawy Mosque جامع تابع ل عائلة الشاوي.jpg 1954
Karkh
Al-Asafi Mosque جامع العسافي في بغداد.jpg 1956
Rusafa
Umm al-Tabweel Mosque جامع أم الطبول 2.jpg 1968
Mansour
Al-Haj Bunnia Mosque Al Buniyah Mosque 3.jpg 1973
Karkh
Al-Rahman mosque Al Rahman Mosque.jpg 1999
Mansour
33°18′42″N 44°20′58″E / 33.311693°N 44.349488°E / 33.311693; 44.349488
uncompleted, construction halted
Umm al-Qura Mosque Baghdad Mosque Umm al-Qura, as seen from the freeway in April 2004.jpg 2001
Karkh
33°20′16″N 44°17′46″E / 33.337711°N 44.296058°E / 33.337711; 44.296058

Unknown[edit]

Name Images Year District Remarks
Al-Khilani Mosque جامع الخلاني.jpg Oldest mention in 1726[3]
Rusafa
Originally built as mausoleum. Preserves the tomb of Abu Jafar Muhammad ibn Uthman, the second of The Four Deputies in Twelver Shia Islam

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ دليل الجوامع والمساجد التراثية القديمة. pp.10-96.
  2. ^ Jawad, Aymen. ZUMURRUD KHATUN. Iraq Heritage. Retrieved January 4, 2018.
  3. ^ كشط الصدا وغسل الران في زيارة العراق وما والاها من البلدان. p.57.

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