Jami' al-Kabir (Buza'a)
Buza'a, Syria
Buza'a (also spelled Biza'a and Bza'a) is a small town in the hinterland of Aleppo, approximately 40 kilometers northeast of the city. It has a long history, having been a Byzantine settlement which fell to the Muslim armies in the year 12 AH. The mosque is thought to have been first founded during the reign of 'Umar ibn al-Khattab (r. 634-644/13-23 AH). An inscription on its minaret indicates that this structure was rebuilt under the Mamluks in 1355-1356/756 AH. The mosque has been renovated numerous times since then.

The mosque consists of an open courtyard and a prayer hall on its south side. The prayer hall has an older part (close to the qibla) and a newer annex, built into what was once the courtyard. The older part of the prayer hall has a lower ceiling, supported by squat pillars. Eighteen small domes cover the central bays.

The minaret of the mosque is a square tower situated in the northwestern corner of complex, along the street side of the courtyard.


Sources:

Meinecke, Michael. Die Mamlukische Architektur in Ägypten Und Syrien (658/1250 Bis 923/1517), 2:223 (Cat. 19B/7). 2 vols. Glückstadt: J. J. Augustin, 1992.

الجامع الكبير في بزاعة بريف حلب من اهم معالم العهد الراشدي. عنب بلدي, 15 شبط 2019
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Location
Buza'a, Syria
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Events
minaret rebuilt in 1355-1356/756 AH
originally founded ca. 634-644/13-23 AH
Style Periods
1299-1922
1250-1517
661-750
Variant Names
Jami' al-Kabir (Buza'a)
Transliterated
جامع بزاعة الكبير
Alternate
Jami' Buza'a al-Kabir
Transliterated
Jami' Biza'a al-Kabir
Alternate transliteration
The Great Mosque of Buza'a
Translated
Building Usages
mosque
religious