The Al Zaytuna mosque is the oldest mosque in the Tunisian capital and spans over an area of 5000 square metres or 1.2 acres. It is a magnificent structure with around nine entrances. With more than 160 columns brought here from the old city of Carthage, this is a structure that is known to have been the greatest educational centres in Islamic history. In fact, many Muslim scholars have graduated from this University for more than 1000 years. You have famous people like Ibn Arafa, Imam Mazari, and Aboul Qacem Echebbi amongst many others who have been teachers here.
Al Zaytuna was the second mosque that was constructed in Ifriquiya and the region of Maghreb. This was constructed after the construction of Uqba in Al-Kairouan. It is still not known when it was built. However according to writings by Al Bakri and Ibn Khaldun, it was [...]