The History of the Jawatha Mosque, Without a Dome and a Place to Store the Black Stone

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Saudi Arabia has many historic mosques. One of them is the Jawatha Mosque which is located in the eastern region of Saudi Arabia. This mosque has been established since the time of the Prophet Muhammad SAW.

The Jawatha Mosque is believed to have been built in the seventh year of Hijriyah or 629 AD. Today, all that remains of the mosque’s original structure are a number of ruins and remains of 1,400-year-old buildings.

Nevertheless, the site of this mosque is still used for worship. Given the approximate year it was built, the Jawatha Mosque is one of the oldest mosques in the world.



As reported by Arab News, the building of this mosque is considered the most important historical, cultural and heritage site for Saudi Arabia. The Jawatha Mosque was built by the Bani Abdul Qais, the natives of the area.

Bani Abdul Qais had lived in the northeastern area of ​​Hofuf, Al-Ahsa, Saudi Arabia, before Islam came. Until finally Islam came, the people of Bani Abdul Qais converted to Islam and built the Jawatha Mosque.

Don’t imagine the shape of a mosque with a large dome and minarets, because the Jawatha Mosque does not have both. The building material for this mosque is believed to still use soil.

Another famous story from the Jawatha Mosque is that it was used as a place to store the Black Stone for 22 years. It was done after the Black Stone was stolen, before it was finally recovered.

If you are carrying out worship in the holy land, both Umrah and Hajj, there is nothing wrong with visiting the Jawatha Mosque. Then, take the time to pray at the mosque and take a look at the location.


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