Tunis, Tunisia

Al-Zaytuna Mosque is a major mosque in Tunis, near the northern coast of Africa. The mosque is the oldest in the Capital of Tunisia and covers an area of 5,000 square metres with nine entrances. It has 160 authentic columns brought originally from the ruins of the old city of Carthag. The mosque is known to host one of the first and greatest universities in the history of Islam. Many Muslim scholars were graduated from the Al-Zaytuna for over a thousand years. From Ibn 'Arafa, one of the greatest scholars of Islam, Imam Maziri, the great traditionalist and jurist to the famous Tunisian poet Aboul-Oacem Echebbi and countless others all taught there. This mosque in UNESCO World Heritage Site The Medina of Tunis. The Medina contains some 700 monuments, including palaces, mosques, mausoleums, madrasas and fountains dating from the Almohad and the Hafsid periods.

Thanks so much to my dear friend Judit from Serbia who went on holiday to Tunisia. :)

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