Saturday, 7 June 2014

The Great Mosque of Samarra

Great Contribution by Fareed Matthews of Cape Town :
"The Great Mosque of Samarra is a 9th-century mosque located in Samarra, Iraq. The mosque was commissioned in 848 and completed in 851 by the Abbasid caliph Al-Mutawakkil who reigned (in Samarra) from 847 until 861.

The Great Mosque of Samarra was at one time the largest mosque in the world; its minaret, the Malwiya Tower, is a vast spiralling cone 52 meters high and 33 meters wide with a spiral ramp.

 WHAT WE REMEMBER: On A...pril 1, 2005, the top of the Malwiya minaret was damaged by a bomb. Insurgents reportedly attacked the tower because U.S. troops had been using it as a lookout position. However, per Tony Blair in his January 21, 2011 Iraq Inquiry testimony, insurgents had attacked the mosque to incite Sunni-Shiite violence and further destabilize the country. The blast removed pieces of brick from the top of the minaret along its spiral ramp."

 Try to imagine how large this Masjid was in the 9th Century, SubhaanAllah!!!

From Sheikh Abdullah Hakim Quick

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