As a result of the earthquake that happened on February 6 in Turkey, the famous Habib-i-Nejar Mosque, located in the province of Hatay, was completely destroyed. About it informs TV channel TRT Haber, specifying that the historical monument was important not only for Turkey, but for all of Islam.
Habib-i-Nedjar was considered the first mosque in all of Anatolia.
“The Habib-i-Nedjar Mosque in the Turkish province of Hatay, which has a history of 14 centuries, collapsed during an earthquake,” – Turkish journalists confirmed.
The ruined mosque was built back in 638 by the then ruling Muslim Arabs. In the country, it officially bore the status of the most ancient.