Before being eclipsed by the Mohammad al-Amin Mosque, the Omari Mosque was Beirut’s central mosque. It takes its name from the caliph Omar Ibn aI-Khattab. It was built on the ruins of an ancient Byzantine church that was in turn built on the ruins of Roman thermal baths. The Crusaders transformed the mosque in 1150 into a cathedral dedicated to...
I visited this mosque after visiting the Mohammad Al-Ameen Mosque. Clearly, these were built in different times. The Al-Omari mosque is smaller and a little more worn, but beautiful inside. Definitely worth the visit.
The mosque is located in the heart of capital Beirut, the building is a piece of art, for those who wants to pray inside the mosque it must have been providing them tranquility and very special spiritual reward. Women should be alerted that their head must be covered when visiting the site.