The Great Mosque (Kairouan) Reviews
Newest Review: ... look unremarkable a sandy coloured brickwork and plaster. On the northern side of the walls there is a massive square minaret which is 31.5 meters high and is the oldest still standing minaret in the world. It has small slits in the walls where they could shoot arrows down on invaders. There are 129 steps to the top of the minaret. The central courtyard. We entered from the huge massive portal on the western side of the mosque through which all non-Muslims man enter. In total there are nine gates to enter the Mosque 6 of them entering straight into the massive courtyard, 2 directly into the prayer hall. Women should be modestly dres... more
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by - written on 20/11/12 (Very useful, 85 readings)
Kairouan. The great Mosque of Sidi Oqba. We visited the city of Kairouan in the North East of Tunisia to visit the city's famous mosques. The great Mosque of Sidi Oqba is reckoned to be the fourth most important mosque in Islam after the mosque in Mecca. Pilgrims can make seven pilgrimages to the great Mosque of Sidi Oqba as it is known which is equivalent to making one pilgrimage or Hajj to Mecca. Building the mosque. The mosque was built in the 670AD and is absolutely vast although the original mosque was destroyed in 670 but rebuilt even grander than the original in 703. The area covered by the mosque totals 9000 square ... Read the complete review
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