Oldest mosque in the Balkans

posted on 29th of november, 2016


One of the oldest mosques in the Balkans in the village Mlike, Kosovo.
The mosque was built in 1289th the Gregorian calendar (688th Sefer AH) and reconstructed (expanded) by Ahmet aga 1822nd the Gregorian calendar (1238th AH). This fact proves the memorial plaque that was written in Arabic. The mosque was built by Muslims before the arrival of the Turks in the Balkans, for the caravans that went to Dubrovnik and other coastal towns.In the courtyard of the mosque is a cemetery with tombstones.
There are two graves, soldiers from Syria, and in this place several times a built turbe, but always falling down (during the day it was built by the villagers and at night turbe just collapsed, and after several such attempts villagers to abandon the building).

Tombstone with Star of David



Comments (2)

Posted by Malik5 on November 30, 2016
Yes, it's true. Muslims and Jews once lived in harmony.
Posted by Gmargittai on November 30, 2016
It is really telling that the tombstone with the Star of David is found so close to Islamic relics. During the golden age of Islam Jews and Muslims lived peacefully for hundreds of years.

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