GREAT MASJID Sana’a - YemenPresented byMr. Mohib Al-Hakimi Supervised byMr. Maher Ahmed Ph.D. SumerMr. Amr Munibari
3 OUR TRIP• Introduction• History• Facts• Tour in the courtyard of Great Masjid• Questions & Answers• Before to forget• The End
4 INTRODUCTION“Masajids, houses of Allah, and shelterworshipers. There we find ourselves and oursouls, peace, freedom and companionship withAllah himself. Therefore, the masjids have aprominent place in the religion of Muslims. Forthis reason, the Muslims are investing theirmoney, efforts, time and souls to care of andglorify of these places in anywhere and at anytime”
5 INTRODUCTIONThe Great Masjid in Sana’a is the most famous historic masjid inYemen and Islamic countries. Its a destination of visitors from all overthe world. It takes this position because our Prophet Mohammed hadordered to build it in this place especially. When he sent his messengerWabr Ibn Yahless Al-Anssari as ruler of Sanaa at sixth year inmigration. The place was placed in the Garden of Bathan, beside andon the rubble of Ghamdan Palace. In addition, there are a miracle in itsconstruction that the accurate direction to Al-Kibal as ProphetMohammed describe from a far distance. Whos told him that?!.In an otherwise, there are a public library which known as the biggestlibrary in whole Arabian world.It’s long and interesting story that we will sail in it with ourimaginations and our souls.
6 HISTORYThe historic renovations and expansions:- 1st. Caliph Al-Walid Bin Abdul-Malik. (86 – 96 H)- 2nd. Aiob Bin Yahia Al-Thakafi. (705 – 715 M)-3rd. Omar Bin AbdulMajeed Al-Khatab.- 4th. Caliph Al-Mahdi Al-Alabasi. (136H)- 5th. Amir Mohammed Bin Yaafor Al-Himiari. (265H)- 6th. The Queen Arwa Bint Ahmed Al-Sulaihi. (525H)-7th. Ward Bin Sami. (603H)- 8th. Sinan Basha the ruler Othmanina. (1012H)- 9th. Mohammed Sabra. (1300H).- 10th. Imam Yahia & Ahmed Hamid Al-Dine. (1355H – 1374H)
7 FACTS• Rectangle 68 65.• Size 4400 m2 as gross and 3960 m2 as net.• 3960 prayers at the same time.•Built by stones and plaster.• 12 doors.• 138 columns.• The decorates on the roofs form wooden are comeback to the 3rd century.• Have 2 Ma’athana, the base is 4.5M 5M.• One Quba on peak of each Ma’athana like Elexandira Beacon.• One Qubic building in the center of the courtyard.
8 FACTS• 12 semi-complete copy of the Koran.• One of them for Ali Bin Abi Taleb himself as by his hand written.• 3000 of manuscripts.• Tunnels under the building.• 2 toms under the eastern Ma’athana.