Keywords : Taha Al-Hassan Mosque

Heritage Mosques in Sinjar City

Athar Alrafedain, 2021, Volume 6, Issue 1, Pages 139-164
DOI: 10.33899/athar.2021.169596

The field study of Sinjar city shows that it includes two traditional heritage mosques , the first is the Sinjar Great Mosque, located in the Saray neighborhood in the center of Sinjar city, which made it the same distance to all sides of the city, the fact that made it very easy to all worshipers to access it easily , It is considered the second oldest mosque in the city, after the mosque that was built in the Atabic era (559 AH  1181 AD), And there is nothing left of it except its minaret known as the minaret of Sinjar, during the reign of the Ottoman Sultan Abdul Hamid II, during the rule of the Ottoman Empire over Iraq, the general planning of this mosque is the same as the traditional planning of Islamic mosques as it consists of a prayer house and a backside In the middle of an open courtyard, the mosque has one main entrance to its northern side. As for the second heritage mosque which was named after its builder's name (Taha Al-Hassan), it is located in the northeastern part of Barshi neighborhood located in the north of Sinjar city. It was built according to different architectural styles, and it is considered one of the hanging mosques that rise above the surface of the earth. The building of the prayer house was on a group of shops which did not include skylines because there are no columns that divide the prayer house.