Anbariya Mosque

The Anbariya Mosque (Arabic: مسجد العنبرية, romanized: Masjid al-‘Anbarīyah; Turkish: Amberiye Mescidi), also known as the Hamidiye Mosque, is a mosque built by the Ottoman Turks in Medina, which is nowadays part of Saudi Arabia. It is named after the Anbariya Gate, next to which the mosque was located.

It was built in 1908 by the Ottoman Sultan Abdülhamid II and is one of the few historic buildings which were not destroyed by the Saudi government. Most of the antique or Ottoman historical buildings like the Ajyad Fortress were destroyed by the Saudi government as part of the Wahhabi/Salafi ideology which rejects antique buildings as well as buildings which don't belong to their Salafi sect.

The Anbariya Mosque was built as part of the Hejaz Railway project next to al-Muazzim Railway Station, which houses the Hejaz Railway Museum.


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