The mosque's square minaret bears a close resemblance in form and ornamentation to the minaret of the Great Mosque of Aleppo, although it is plainer and less well executed.2 An inscription on the minaret attributes the work to Qahir ibn 'Ali ibn Qanit. Qahir ibn 'Ali signed another structure at Ma'arra and has a known death date of 1199/595 AH, providing a terminus ante quem for the minaret.3
It was reported in June 2016, that air-raids targeting Idlib caused severe structural damage to the mosque, primarily affecting the courtyard and its contents. Several stone archways have reportedly collapsed, and wall surfaces have been marred by shrapnel. Additionally, a modern metal awning, added to provide shade in the courtyard, has been destroyed. While the mosque has suffered damages from bombings in the past, this was the first time that the mosque was directly hit.
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