Khalid Ibn al-Walid Mosque of Homs, Syria

  March 18, 2021   Read time 1 min
Khalid Ibn al-Walid Mosque of Homs, Syria
Syria is one of the oldest faith centers in the world. There are countless holy sites in Syria belonging to a winder range of faiths. In Syria, you can find holiest sites of three great monotheistic religions of the world, i.e. Islam, Christianity, and Judaism.

The Khalid ibn al-Walid Mosque is a mosque in Homs, Syria, located in a park along Hama Street in ash-Shuhada Square. Noted for its Ottoman-Turkish architectural style, the mosque is dedicated to Khalid ibn al-Walid, an Arab military commander who led the Muslim conquest of Syria in the 7th century following the decisive Battle of Yarmouk, which put an end to Byzantine rule in Syria. His dome-topped mausoleum is located in a corner of the prayer hall and has served as a pilgrimage center. Two tall minarets with narrow galleries constructed of alternating horizontal rows of white and black stone are situated at the building's northwestern and northeastern comers and reflect the traditional Islamic architecture style of the Levant.

Unfortunately, this holy site has suffered a lot during a decade long clash between the rebels and the government. ISIS and western backed terrorists have destroyed many places at Homs including the Khalid ibn Walid Mosque.

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