6 Oldest Mosques in the World

1. Quba Mosque, Saudi Arabia
First Built: 622

The designation of the oldest mosques in the world requires careful use of definitions, and must be divided into two parts, the oldest in the sense of oldest surviving building, and the oldest in the sense of oldest mosque congregation. Even here, there is the distinction between old mosque buildings that have been in continuous use as mosques, and those that have been converted to other purposes; and between buildings that have been in continuous use as mosques and those that were shuttered for many decades. In terms of congregations, they are distinguished between early established congregations that have been in continuous existence, and early congregations that ceased to exist (wikipedia).

2. Al-Masjid al-Nabawi, Saudi Arabia
First Built: 622

Oldest Mosques Al-Masjid al-Nabawi

3. Masjid al-Qiblatain, Saudi Arabia
First Built: 623

Oldest Mosques Masjid al-Qiblatain

4. Jawatha Mosque, Saudi Arabia
First Built: 629

Oldest Mosques Jawatha Mosque

5. Masjid al-Haram, Saudi Arabia
First Built: 638

Masjid al-Haram

6. Great Mosque of Kufa, Iraq
First Built: 639

Great Mosque of Kufa

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