Caliphs' Mosque (mosque)


Mosque at Baghdād


  • Arabic: جامع الخليفة = Jāmiʿ al-Khalīfa 1
  • Hebrew: בית התפילה הגדולה = BYT HTPYLH HGDWLH 2
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Event DescriptionDate
Event mentioned by Ibn Baṭṭūṭa. 1 before 1354 CE1354-1356early 1180 A.H. / 17661997
Events mentioned by Benjamin of Tudela 2 before c.1170c.117313th C1907


  • 1Ibn Baṭṭūṭa, Riḥlat Ibn Baṭṭūṭa: al-musammāt Tuḥfat al-niẓār fī gharāʾib al-amṣār wa-ʿajāʾib al-asfār, edited by ʿAbd al-Hādī al-Tāzī (al-Ribāṭ: Akādīmiyyat al-Mamlaka al-Maghribiyya, 1417 H [1996-97]), 2:64 [Arabic].
    • Caliphs' mosque: H. A. R. Gibb, C. F. Beckingham, and A. D. H. Bivar, trans., The Travels of Ibn Baṭṭūṭa, A.D. 1325-1354 (London: The Hakluyt Society, 1958-2000), II, 333 [English].
  • 2Mosque of Islam at Baghdad: Marcus N. Adler, ed., The Itinerary of Benjamin of Tudela (London: Frowde, 1907), 57 [Hebrew with English translation].

How to Cite This Entry

Thomas A. Carlson, Evan Willford, and Liran Yadgar, “Caliphs' Mosque” in Thomas A. Carlson, ed. Historical Index of the Medieval Middle East, last modified September 16, 2021,

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  • Thomas A. Carlson: Data merging and XML; abstract; categorization, matching, Arabic collection and transliteration from Ibn Baṭṭūṭa's travel account; and Hebrew transliteration from Benjamin of Tudela's travelogue
  • Evan Willford: place categorization and matching from Ibn Baṭṭūṭa's travel account
  • Liran Yadgar: categorization, matching, Hebrew collection from Benjamin of Tudela's travelogue
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