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The blue-domed mosque

King Abdullah Mosque

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King Abdullah Mosque

King Abdullah Mosque

I passed the blue-domed King Abdullah Mosque on my way to Hashemite Plaza in the Old Town. Then, on the way back, I ventured to pay a visit to this mosque. The entrance was no problem. The door attendant only asks you whether you are a Muslim. If you say you are not, you only have to pay the entrance fee of 2 dinars. The fee covers the entrance to the mosque itself and to the Islamic Museum.

Approaching the mosque

Approaching the mosque

The mosque completed in 1989 attracts from afar with its magnificent blue mosaic dome. Because of this dome, the mosque if often referred to as “the blue mosque”.

Inside King Abdullah Mosque

Inside King Abdullah Mosque

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A volunteer guide, who showed me inside the mosque, said it could accommodate thousands of worshippers for a divine service. Visitors to the mosque are welcomed, but should remember to remove shoes and dress modestly. Since there was no divine service and there were only two or three persons inside, I was allowed to take several pictures.

The Islamic Museum

The Islamic Museum

The huge ceiling of the mosque and its lamps impressed me, as well as the amazing huge red carpet that represented fertile land.

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Islamic Cultural Center

Islamic Cultural Center

After my visit inside the mosque, I decided to go inside the Museum of Islam that is a part of the Islamic Cultural Center. The museum contains a collection of pottery and photographs of King King Abdullah I, who is considered a Martyr King.

Islamic Cultural Center

Islamic Cultural Center

As I found out later, King Abdullah’s Mosque is the only mosque in the city that is open for visitors of any religion.
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A view from King Abdullah Mosque

A view from King Abdullah Mosque

Posted by Vic_IV 22:46 Archived in Jordan Tagged jordan downtown amman al-balad_district

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