King Abdullah I Mosque

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King Abdullah I Mosque
King Abdullah I Mosque

The King Abdullah I Mosque (a.k.a. King Abdullah Mosque) in Amman, Jordan, was built between 1982 and 1986 with a capacity of 3000 as a memorial to the late King Hussein's Grandfather, His majesty as-Sayyid Abdullah I, King of Jordan.

The mosque is an example of modern Islamic architecture. Islam is Jordan’s state religion and about nine-tenths of the population are Sunni Muslims. Communal prayer is important in the Islamic religion, making the mosques a necessary part of worship.

On April 11, 2006, the structure was retired as Jordan's national mosque, in favor of the newly built King Hussein Ben Talal Mosque.

Located inside the mosque is the Islamic Museum, with a collection of pottery and photographs of His Majesty King Abdullah I.

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