Anbairya Mosque

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Anbairya Mosque is among a plethora of alluring mosques that embody mystifying history. It is one such fascinating destination of religious significance that people love to go to bring peace to their minds. The Anbairya Mosque often referred to as the Hamidiye Mosque, is a mosque constructed by the Ottoman Turks in Medina, which is now a part of Saudi Arabia. It is called Anbairya Mosque in Arabic and Amberiye Mescidi in Turkish.

It has the Anbairya Gate's name since that is where the mosque once stood. Another story behind its name was that the gate was given its name after the Madinah al-Munawarah neighborhood of al-Anbairya, which in turn took its name from an orchard owned by an Ottoman cheiftan who donated a portion of the area nearby for a military academy. This massive gate is used to welcome travelers arriving from the port of Jeddah and Yanbu.

The Anbairya Mosque was erected in 1908 by Ottoman Sultan Abdülhamid II near al-Muazzim Railway Station. It houses the Hejaz Railway Museum, which was part of the Hejaz Railway project. Southwest of Masjid al-Nabawi lies Anbairya Mosque.

Since Friday prayers are not held in the mosque, there is no pulpit. Its construction included using Harawi basalt stone, a volcanic basalt found locally. The bottom portion of the inside walls is covered in white marble, and the building has indoor and outdoor lighting arrangements in addition to air conditioning.

How to explore Anbairya Mosque?

- The architecture of this mosque is Ottoman in style and includes arched porticos, semi-domes, domes, and horseshoe-shaped arches.

- The 100-meter-square prayer area is square in shape and is covered by a single, enormous dome that is internally ornamented with vibrant floral designs in the Ottoman style. The creative designs that an Azerbaijani architect painted inside the mosque will astound you once you get inside.

- Discover this mosque's ancient history and exquisite architecture while participating in a soul-rejuvenating and peaceful evening prayer.

- Learn about the construction of this mosque by the Ottoman Empire and the Turkish people by delving into the fascinating stories that surround it.

- A luxuriant garden highlights the mosque's historical stone construction's splendor. Visit this garden if you want to relax your mind.

- Attend a spectacular event where musicians perform with enthusiasm.

- Observe the astounding Quranic verses engraved on the walls and discover the fascinating stories contained inside.

- Get to know the locals and be fascinated by many stories of Ottoman people.

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    1 hour

Address of Anbairya Mosque

Box 3959, 8762 Omar bin Al-Khattab Road Al-Mughaysila, Medina 42315 3959, Saudi Arabia

Opening & Closing time of Anbairya Mosque

  • Monday
    Open 24 Hours
  • Tuesday
    Open 24 Hours
  • Wednesday
    Open 24 Hours
  • Thursday
    Open 24 Hours
  • Friday
    Open 24 Hours
  • Saturday
    Open 24 Hours
  • Sunday
    Open 24 Hours

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