The Khamis Mosque (Arabic: مسجد الخميس; transliterated: Masǧid al-ḫamīs) is believed to be the first mosque in Bahrain, built during the era of the Umayyad caliph Umar II. According to Al Wasat journalist Kassim Hussain, other sources mention that it was built in a later era during the rule of Uyunids with one minaret. The second was built two centuries later during the rule of Usfurids. The identical twin minarets of this ancient Islamic monument make it easily noticeable as one drives along the Shaikh Salman Road in Khamis.Before you head to Manama, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Manama road trip website, to make sure you see all that Manama has to offer, including Khamis Mosque.
It is considered to be one of the oldest mosques in the region, as its foundation is believed to have been laid as early as 692 AD. An inscription found on the site, however, suggests a foundation date of sometime during the 11th century. It has since been rebuilt twice in both the 14th and 15th centuries, when the minarets were constructed. The Khamis mosque has been partially restored recently.
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From an information plaque in the 'visitor center'. The Al-Khamis mosque is the oldest extant mosque in Bahrain, and as such has a very special identity on the islands. The buildings we see today... more »
In addition that it's the oldest Mosque in Bahrain, the tourism arrangement done is outstanding, and moreover, entrance is free. more »
This is one of the oldest mosque in bahrain. Now the mosque is renovated and an exhibition centre is open based and around the mosque. A walkway with bright lighting and security cameras have been installed. The makeover is attracting a lot of visitors now a days.
beautiful historic mosque that you need to have a visit for 10 to 15 minutes
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