Al-Sharif Al-Hussein Bin Ali Mosque



Al-Sharif Al-Hussein Bin Ali Mosque in the city of Aqaba in Jordan was built in 1979 as a stop and worship station for Muslims from all nationalities of the world.


Al-Sharif Al-Hussein Bin Ali Mosque in the city of Aqaba in Jordan, located between the market area and the beach on Al-Shata Street opposite Al-Ghandour Beach. It was named after Sharif Al-Hussein bin Ali, the founder of the "Hijjaz Hashemite Kingdom", may God have mercy on him. The mosque is a distinguished religious, social and historical landmark, and one of the beacons of Islamic architecture that imitates ancient Islamic architecture. The mosque is considered an Islamic cultural center, including spaces for teaching the Qur’an and Islamic sciences for men and women, and it constitutes a cultural facility and a lung for the city’s breathing by containing coordinated spaces such as green gardens, shaded seating areas, and yards for prayer, gathering and hiking in line with the mosque’s vital location in the city center.

The Sharif Al Hussein Bin Ali Mosque was built in 1979 as a stop and worship station for Muslims from all nationalities of the world. Then the mosque was renovated and expanded in 2009 brilliantly imitating history and matching the topography and location of the mosque. It was opened after the first expansion in 2011 under the patronage of His Majesty King Abdullah II, with an area of 8775 square meters, including 3275 square meters of construction area, while the areas of squares and facilities amounted to 550 square meters, while The Damascene fountain has an area of 1472 m2.

The dome and the minaret.
The dome of the mosque is considered the first and largest dome decorated with three-dimensional decoration in Jordan, while the decorations that adorn the external surfaces of the mosque were made of panels of white concrete reinforced with fibers as a modern technical alternative to decorations by carving on stone. The word God is framed in the Moroccan Kufic script.

As for the dome and minaret, they are the two most beautiful and prominent elements in the composition of the mosque, and they are adorned with beautiful sculptural decorations, Quranic verses, rows of muqarnas, conical columns, frames, and cornices, which make them architectural masterpieces that call for contemplation and admiration.

The mosque's interior treatments contained many applications of the traditional handicrafts of Islamic architecture and its decoration using a range of traditionally used materials accentuated by wooden windows, moonlights, and stained glass decorations.

Architectural Model
The building of the mosque simulates the art and style of the distinguished Islamic architecture in construction in terms of the interior and exterior design works that are highlighted by the arches, doors, domes, and the minaret, which tops one of its corners at a height of 40 meters, combining modernity and originality in the prominent Islamic inscriptions on the walls, arches, arches, and floors. The external facades of the mosque contained traditional and contemporary architectural and decorative elements, which derive their origins from the arts of Arab Islamic architecture in the Levant, especially the Mamluk architecture, which was famous for its beauty and grace and its use of decorations in a three-dimensional manner stemming from the convergence of architectural blocks, which shows its aesthetics when the sun’s rays fall on those surfaces and the emergence of decorations Through the shadows that are drawn on them and change with the change of time during the day.