Jami' al-Umawi al-Kabir
Hims, Syria
The Great Mosque of Hims, or Great Mosque of al-Nuri, is situated in the center of town, near markets and the remains of the old city wall. It is located on the site of a pagan sun temple dating to Roman times, and a later 12th-century church dedicated to St. John. It is believed that much of the modern structure can be attributed to Nur ad-Din (r. 1146-1174/540-569 AH).

Sources:

Darke, Diana. Syria, 137. Chalfont St. Peter: Bradt Travel Guides, 2010.

Reem/H.Said. "The Great Mosque of al-Nuri…a prominent aspect of Homs historical importance." Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA), August 31, 2015. Accessed November 3, 2015. http://sana.sy/en/?p=52882.
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Hims, Syria
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modern structure attributed to the reign of Nur ad-Din, 1146-1174/540-569 AH
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Jami' al-Umawi al-Kabir
Great Mosque of Homs
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Great Mosque of Hims
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Great Mosque of al-Nuri
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al-Nouri Mosque
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Building Usages
mosque
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