Zitouna Mosque in Tunisia, witness to history for centuries.

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Zitouna Mosque is the 2nd oldest in Tunisia and Africa after Uqba Bin Nafea mosque in Kairouan and has religious and scientific importance in the Islamic history. It is located at the entrance of Kasbah region on a hill overlooking the old city and it’s known for its architecture and decoration.

 

 

Zitouna Mosque is the 2nd oldest in Tunisia and Africa after Uqba Bin Nafea mosque in Kairouan and has religious and scientific importance in the Islamic history. It is located at the entrance of Kasbah region on a hill overlooking the old city and it’s known for its architecture and decoration.

Zaitouna mosque was built in 116 or 114 Hijri by Abdullah Bin Al-Habhab and the Umayyad Hisham Bin Abdel-Malek and it is also attributed to Hassan Bin Nouman who led the conquest of Tunis and Carthage. The order to build it was in 79 Hijri and it got its name from the nearby olive (Zaitouna) tree.

The mosque consists of mud stones and mud and large number of masters were brought from Carthage, which date back to Romania and Byzantine civilization in which multiple types of marble and all its cryptographic known to insiders and scholars.

Zitouna Mosque is considered the heart of North Africa and one of the historic places, where it is the scientific edifice that opened its doors to Islamic scholars and researchers in the Arabic language and Islamic law in recent centuries.

 

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