The Koutoubia Mosque is one of the most important historical monuments in Marrakech dating back to the Almohad era at the time of Abd al-Mumin bin Ali al-Muhidi. Abd al-Mu'min built the mosque on the ruins of a palace that dates back to the Almoravid state. The mosque played a pivotal role in the era of Al-Muahideen. In addition to being a prayer mosque, the place was considered a center for making royal decisions.The pulpit was moved to the mosque in 1150 AD from Cordoba in Andalusia.The mosque highlights the development of the Islamic civilization, especially in Morocco at the time, and the inscriptions and decorations reflects the extent of the Andalusian influence. The mosque was built on an area of 5300 square meters and has 17 suites and 11 decorated domes. The mosque is constructed with aesthetic and mastery and considered another masterpiece in addition to the mosque of Giralda in Seville and Hassan in Rabat.The mosque is located in the heart of the city of Marrakech next to the popular square Al-fanaa , and the name koutoubia is referring to the writers or calligraphers working in the place.and overlooks the famous courtyard.
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