teradesa.com For some, the majesty of Petra in the barren desert may already define the beauty of Jordan as a whole. Wrapped in mystical nuances, this Greek-style archaeological site may be the most popular attraction in neighboring Syria. However, Jordan is not free from diversity.
Like most countries in the Middle East that are home to a number of ancient cultures, Jordan is also a place where a series of influences ‘settle’, including the teachings of Islam. With the image of a country with several buildings hundreds and even thousands of years old ‘lying’, Jordan keeps the breath of Islam in the joints of life.
An icon that is hard to miss in the city of Amman, the King Abdullah Mosque is a mesmerizing sight. With ivory-white walls and a charming blue dome, this mosque is the only place non-Muslim tourists can visit in Amman.
In addition to a place of worship, the mosque also has a museum-like space where a series of portraits and historical inscriptions by King Abdullah I are immortalized. In addition, some old pottery crafts are seen neatly lined up with coins and carved stones.
According to Lonely Planet, visits to this mosque will only be prohibited during services, such as Friday prayers or Hari Raya. Also, female tourists who come here are required to wear head coverings. Adorned with calligraphy in the form of the holy verses of the Quran, the ‘body’ of the King Abdullah Mosque looks authentic amidst the confines of ancient Jordanian buildings.