List of mosques in Iraq

This is a list of mosques in Iraq. There are 7,000 Sunni mosques and 3,500 Shia mosques in Iraq as a whole.[1] According to the Office of Waqf and Sunnah in Iraq, in the capital city of Baghdad, there are 912 Jama Masjids that conduct Friday Prayer and 149 smaller mosques which only hold regular daily prayers.[2] In Fallujah, there are 970 mosques according to the 2009 data.[3]

Name Images Location Year Branch Remarks
17th of Ramadan Mosque Baghdad 20th century ? Went by many names throughout its history.
Shrine of the Forty Tikrit 5th century Su Entombs the remains of Amr ibn Junayda Al-Ghafari. Demolished in 2014 and undergoing restoration.
Al Abbas Mosque Karbalā 7th century Sh Entombs the remains of ‘Abbās ibn ‘Alī, brother of Shī‘ah Imām Husayn ibn ‘Alī.
Mausoleum of Abdul-Qadir Gilani Baghdād 12th century Su Originally built as mausoleum. Preserves the tomb of Abdul Qadir Gilan, the founder of Qadiriyya Sufi order
Abu Dulaf Mosque Sāmarrā' 859 Su
Abu Hanifa Mosque Baghdād 10th century Su Entombs the remains of Abū Ḥanīfah an-Nuʿmān.
Al-Ahmadiya Mosque Baghdād 1796 Su
Minaret of Anah Anah 996-1096 ? Destroyed by the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant in 2016.
Al-'Askari Mosque Sāmarrā' 944 TS Entombs the remains of Twelver Shī'ah Imāms, 'Alī an-Naqī and his son Hasan al-'Askarī, as well as Narjis Khātūn and Hakimah Khātūn.
Al-Asifyah Mosque Baghdād 1608 ?
Great Mosque of Amadiya Amadiya 1177 ?
Ezra's Tomb Maysan Governorate 1768 ?
Great Mosque (Aqrah) Aqrah 7th century Su
Green Mosque (Mosul) Mosul 1133 ? Destroyed by the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant in 2014-2015.
Mausoleum of Ahmad al-Rifa'i Al-Rifa'i District before 1325 Su Entombs the remains of Ahmad al-Rifa'i, the founder of the Rifa'i tariqah.
Al-Hannanah Mosque Kūfa-Najaf metropolis 997-1041 Sh Believed to be keeping the head of Husayn ibn Ali
Haydar-Khana Mosque Baghdād 1819 ?
Ibn Bunnieh Mosque Baghdād 1973 ?
Imam Ali Shrine Najaf 977 Sh Entombs the remains of the first Shī'ah Imām, Alī ibn Abī Tālib.
Imam Ali Mosque (Basra) Basra 635 ?
Imam al-Baher Mosque Mosul 12th-13th century ? Formerly a tomb for Imam Al-Baher which no longer exists after the reconstruction in 2022.
Mausoleum of Imam al-Hasan of Basra Basra 1185 Su Entombs the remains of Hasan of Basra
Imām Husayn Mosque Karbalā 680 Sh Entombs the remains of Shī‘ah Imām Husayn ibn ‘Alī, his sons ‘Alī al-Akbar and ‘Alī al-Asghar, those who fell at Karbalā, Habīb ibn Madhāhir al-Asadī, and Ibrāhīm al-Mujāb (son of Mūsā al-Kādhim)
Al-Imam Muhsin Mosque Mosul 12th century ? Damaged by the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant in 2015.
Jalil Khayat Mosque Erbil 1997 Su
Al-Kadhimiya Mosque Baghdād 915 TS Entombs the remains of two Twelver Shī‘ah Imāms: Mūsā al-Kādhim and Muhammad al-Taqī.
Mausoleum of Kumayl ibn Ziyad Najaf 1950 Sh
Al-Khilani Mosque Baghdād ? Sh Originally built as mausoleum. Preserves the tomb of Abu Jafar Muhammad ibn Uthman, the second of The Four Deputies in Twelver Shia Islam
Al-Khulafa Mosque Baghdād 902-908 Su[4] Oldest existing mosque in Baghdad, although renovated for numerous times. The minaret dates back to the Abbasid era.
Great Mosque of Kufa Kūfa 639 Sh The mosque entombs the remains of Muslim ibn ‘Aqīl, Hānī ibn ‘Urwa, and Mukhtār al-Thaqafī, along with having many sites of historical relevance within the mosque.
Sheikh Jawad Al-Sadiq Mosque Tal Afar ? Sh It was destroyed in 2014 by ISIL.
Imam Saad bin Aqil' Shrine Tal Afar 1142 Sh Entombs the remains of a governor of the Upper Mesopotamia.
Al-Maqam Mosque Basra 1754 ?
Mausoleum of Maytham al-Tammar Kūfa ? Sh
Mosul Grand Mosque Mosul ? Su The largest mosque in Mosul.
Mudhafaria Minaret Erbil 1190-1232 ?
Murjan Mosque Baghdād 1356 ?
Al-Nukhailah Mosque Al Kifl 1309 Sh Contains Dhu'l Kifl Shrine, which houses the tomb of the prophet Ezekiel.
Sayyidah Zaynab Mosque Sinjar 1239 Sh Contains a shrine dedicated to a daughter of Ali ibn Husayn Zayn al-Abidin.
Great Mosque of al-Nuri Mosul 1172-1173 Su The minaret was destroyed in 2017 during the Battle of Mosul.
Mosque of the Prophet Daniel Kirkuk 15th century Sh Located inside the Kirkuk Citadel. Contains the tombs of Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah. Mishael's tomb is currently no longer present in the structure.
Al-Nabi Yunus Mosque Mosul 1365 ? Destroyed by the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant in 2014.
Mosque of the Prophet Seth Mosul 1791 ? Destroyed by the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant in 2014.
Al-Rahman mosque Baghdād 1999 ? uncompleted, construction halted
Al-Sahlah Mosque Kūfa 656-660 Sh Believed to be the future home of Muhammad al-Mahdi.
Mosque of Salman al-Farsi Salman Pak 1950 Sh Formerly a Sunni mosque, transferred to the Shi'ite management in the 21st century. Built around the purported mausoleum of Salman al-Farsi in 1950.
Mausoleum of Sayyid Ali al-Zaki Al-Kahla District 2017 Sh Contains the tomb of Sayyid Ali al-Zaki, a 10th century Muslim scholar.
Great Mosque of Sulaymaniyah Sulaymaniyah 1784 Su First mosque in Sulaymaniyah. Entombs the remains of local cleric Haji Kaka Ahmad and his grandson Mahmud Barzanji. It contains a cafeteria where meals for the needy are served.
Said Sultan Ali Mosque Baghdād 1590 Su
Great Mosque of Samarra Sāmarrā' 851 Su
Al-Sarai Mosque Baghdād 1293 Su
Mashhad Radd al-Shams Hillah 1190 Sh Formerly a Babylonian temple, now a shrine believed to be the spot where the event of Radd al-Shams occurred.
Shaykh Rajab Mosque Rawa 1625 Su
Imam Sultan Saqi Shrine Kirkuk Unknown Sh Historic site in Kirkuk which also includes a cemetery around it.
Mausoleum of Umar Suhrawardi Baghdād 12th century Su Originally built as mausoleum. Preserves the tomb of Shahab al-Din Abu Hafs Umar Suhrawardi, the founder of Suhrawardiyya Sufi order
Umm al-Tabul Mosque Baghdād 1968 Su Built in commemoration of the officers participating in the 1959 Mosul uprising.
Umm al-Qura Mosque Baghdād 2001 Su
Al-Wazeer Mosque Baghdād 1660 Su
Mausoleum of Yahya Abu al-Qasim Mosul 799 Sh Entombs the remains of Abu'l Qasim Yahya ibn al-Hasan. Destroyed by the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant in 2014.
Al-Hamra Mosque Kufa Last reconstruction 2018, first built in 7th century Sh One of the oldest mosques in Kufa, it includes a small shrine dedicated to biblical Jonah (Prophet Yunus).
Zumurrud Khatun Mosque Baghdād 1202 ? Originally built as mausoleum. The minaret is considered the oldest surviving in Baghdad.[5]
Su Sunni
Sh Shī‘ah
TS Twelver Shī‘ah

See also



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  2. ^ دليل الجوامع والمساجد التراثية القديمة. pp.10-96.
  3. ^ الفلوجة.. من أسى الأيام الصعبة إلى حاضر النهوض المعلق سرمد القاسم - الحوار المتمدن - العدد: 3008 - 2010 / 5 / 18
  4. ^ Why is Khulafa Mosque's minaret on verge of collapse? Al Monitor. Retrieved January 5, 2018.
  5. ^ Jawad, Aymen. ZUMURRUD KHATUN. Iraq Heritage. Retrieved January 4, 2018.