Khamis Mosque
Khamis Mosque
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Oldest Mosque in Bahrain
Dec 2019
From an information plaque in the 'visitor center'. The Al-Khamis mosque is the oldest extant mosque in Bahrain, and as such has a very special identity on the islands. The buildings we see today dates largely from the 12th to 13th centuries CE, tradition claims the original mosque was built in the early 8th century CE. The area in which the mosque stands is Bilad al-Qadim, which translates as "The Old Town" or "The Old Country", and history and archaeology show that people have been living here since at least the 8th Century CE. This is a nice site that has three main sections, first the entrance with is hosts a small visitor centre where you can see aerial photos of the old town, gravestones, artefacts, old coins, gems, pearls etc. Next is a large open space where you can see remains of the old structures, a shrine (which has sadly collapsed) and then the Mosque itself. The pavement has a very gently slope so getting around is easy and the site can be completed by wheelchair or buggy (not including inside the mosque). The entire site is really well maintained and spotlessly clean. There are two minarets that you can enter and climb to see out of the windows but these are very narrow and small so adults may struggle getting in. Overall its a very enjoyable site and well worth a visit if you have never been before. Entrance is free as is parking, there are toilets on site and you don't need to either wear a head covering for women and shorts are OK for men. Please be aware that there is a 3meter deep well close to the footpath that is not fenced off, something to bear in mind if you have young children that like to run ahead. Great for photography.

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fozjon
Jaipur, India1,748 contributions
Jun 2022
this is the oldest Mosque in Bahrain, as we understood, but is basically a ruin. Appreciate the historical significance but kept other expectations low.
Written 22 June 2022
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Brian P
Manama, Bahrain517 contributions
Dec 2019
From an information plaque in the 'visitor center'.

The Al-Khamis mosque is the oldest extant mosque in Bahrain, and as such has a very special identity on the islands. The buildings we see today dates largely from the 12th to 13th centuries CE, tradition claims the original mosque was built in the early 8th century CE. The area in which the mosque stands is Bilad al-Qadim, which translates as "The Old Town" or "The Old Country", and history and archaeology show that people have been living here since at least the 8th Century CE.

This is a nice site that has three main sections, first the entrance with is hosts a small visitor centre where you can see aerial photos of the old town, gravestones, artefacts, old coins, gems, pearls etc.

Next is a large open space where you can see remains of the old structures, a shrine (which has sadly collapsed) and then the Mosque itself.

The pavement has a very gently slope so getting around is easy and the site can be completed by wheelchair or buggy (not including inside the mosque).

The entire site is really well maintained and spotlessly clean.

There are two minarets that you can enter and climb to see out of the windows but these are very narrow and small so adults may struggle getting in.

Overall its a very enjoyable site and well worth a visit if you have never been before.

Entrance is free as is parking, there are toilets on site and you don't need to either wear a head covering for women and shorts are OK for men.

Please be aware that there is a 3meter deep well close to the footpath that is not fenced off, something to bear in mind if you have young children that like to run ahead.

Great for photography.
Written 14 December 2019
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Mahmood
Manama, Bahrain17 contributions
Mar 2019 • Family
In addition that it's the oldest Mosque in Bahrain, the tourism arrangement done is outstanding, and moreover, entrance is free.
Written 14 June 2019
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Zuhair Baba
Manama, Bahrain67 contributions
Feb 2019 • Family
Khamis Mosque (Masjid) is first and oldest every built in Bahrain and outside the Arab Peninsula that is was founded in the 7th century (Built around 692 AD). A good place to visit and read about Islam and Bahrain. It is open daily from 9:00am – 4:00pm and it is located in Bilad Al Qadim, Sheikh Salman Highway.
Written 28 March 2019
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ricshanshibly1986
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia1,312 contributions
Sep 2018 • Couples
Historical place in Bahrain. Masjid is not in operation and its ruined ancient building. Premises is well maintained with name boards n all. Everyone can read and understand and history of this masjid by reading name boards. Structure of Khamis masjid available in Bahran national museum.
Written 25 September 2018
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Taha J
Manama, Bahrain233 contributions
Dec 2017 • Family
Khamis Mosque is one of the Kingdom of Bahrain famous Islamic Land marks where most of the tourist need like to visit
Written 18 December 2017
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BahrainConnoissir
Manama, Bahrain155 contributions
Dec 2016 • Couples
The Khamis Mosque or Masjid AlKhamis (in Arabic) is believed to be the first mosque in Bahrain and one of the oldest in the region, as its foundation is believed to have been laid as early as 692 AD.
The identical twin minarets of this ancient Islamic monument make it easily noticeable as one drives along the Shaikh Salman Road in Khamis.

An inscription found on the site, however, suggests a foundation date of sometime during the 11th century. It has since been rebuilt twice in both the 14th and 15th centuries, when the minarets were constructed. The Khamis mosque has been partially restored recently.
Not to be missed if you're a tourist.
Written 17 October 2017
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Ricardo B
Miami, FL2,968 contributions
May 2017
If you are Muslin this is a place of very high historical importance as it is the base of one of the oldest mosques that remind from the early Islamic califat. For non Muslins there is much to see as the only remaining standing parts are some arcs and two reconstructed minarets
Written 4 May 2017
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Astrelle G
Mississauga, Canada65 contributions
Apr 2016 • Family
The historical mosque is a nice view that takes one back in time. But the place is small and is by the roadside. Few minutes to admire the beauty will do it justice!
Written 6 March 2017
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SAYFAH12
Manama, Bahrain132 contributions
Nov 2015 • Family
This masjid is considered to be the oldest in the region dating back to early ISLAMIC ERA. it is said to have housed a religious school (HAWZA) beside an ancient cemetery where many great scholars and dignitaries were and are buried till date.
Written 18 October 2016
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