The Abdurrahman Pasha Mosque (Albanian: Xhamia e Abdurrahman Pashës), also known as the Clock Mosque (Albanian: Xhamia me Sahat) and historically as the Old Peqin Mosque (Albanian: Xhamia e vjetër e Peqinit) is a Cultural Monument of Albania, located in Peqin.[1]

Clock Mosque
Native name
Albanian: Xhamia me Sahat
The historic stone mosque in 1917

It was built in 1666 by Abdi Pasha the Albanian and resembled the Et'hem Bey Mosque in the Albanian capital Tirana. The mosque is located in the central square of the old town at the main route between Durres and Elbasan. Later destroyed by a fire, it was rebuilt in the 1830s by a descendant of Abdi Pasha, Cafer Sadık Pasha.[2] Its minaret and its dome were destroyed in 1970 by the communist dictatorship under Enver Hoxha. The mosque was reconstructed in 1992.

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  1. ^ "Religious buildings with the "Culture Monument" status". Republic of Albania National Committee for Cult. Archived from the original on July 6, 2011. Retrieved October 28, 2010.
  2. ^ Machiel Kiel (1990). Ottoman architecture in Albania, 1385-1912. Research Centre for Islamic History, Art and Culture. ISBN 978-92-9063-330-3.

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